Shlomi Efrati accomplished his BA and MA degrees at the department of Talmud and Halakhah in the Hebrew University. He wrote his MA thesis on “The Text of Rashiʼs Commentary on the 2nd Chapter of Tractate Baba Qama”, under the supervision of Prof. Simcha Emanuel. His PhD dissertation deals with “Pesiqata of Ten Commandments: Text, Redaction and Tradition Analysis”, under the supervision of prof. Menahem Kister. On 2019 he has joined the Scripta Qumranica Electronica project as a post-doctoral researcher.
Efrati is a Researcher in the project “Unknown traditions of the Babylonian Talmud preserved in the Cairo Genizah,” directed by Dr. Yoav Rosenthal of the Hebrew University, and has published a comprehensive study of a unique copy of the Babylonian Talmud, tractates Sanhedrin and Megillah, known only from the Cairo Genizah.
Efrati is a member in the Armenian reading group headed by Prof. Michael Stone, and collaborates with him on the study of Armenian biblical exegesis and retellings.
His research interests include rabbinic literature, pseudepigrapha and Qumran writings, textual criticism, and the development and evolution of traditions in various Jewish and Christian literatures of Late Antiquity.