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Dr. Eshbal Ratson


Post-doctoral academic affiliations:
 2014-2016 The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv Uninversity
 2015 University of Haifa
 2013-2014 Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellow at Princeton University
 2012-2013 Prat Fellow, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
2012 Megillot Centre, University of Haifa
Projects at Meggilot Center toether with Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov:
Translation of the “Astronomical Book” together with a critical apparatus and commentary
Examination of a unique creation account in 1 Enoch 69
A new critical edition of the scroll 4Q324d, written in a Cryptic A script

As an M.A. student, Eshbal was accepted into the direct Ph.D. track in the School of Jewish Studies in the Department of Jewish History at Tel Aviv.
Her dissertation is entitled: “The Conception of the Universe in the Book of Enoch,” written under the supervision of Prof. Bezalel Bar-Kochva and submitted to the Senate in January 2012. During this period she worked as a research assistant for Prof. Ran Zadok and Dr. Jonathan Ben-Dov. 
Eshbal received her undergraduate training at Tel Aviv University, graduating with a B.Sc. in Physics and a B.A. (summa cum laude, in the Multidisciplinary Program in the Humanities) focusing on Bible, Jewish history, and Semitic languages. Eshbal also studied Judaism for more than two years in the Beit Midrash for Women (Migdal Oz), Midreshet Lindenbaum (Jerusalem), and Midreshet Yiud. Her ancient languages skills include Aramaic, Ugaritic, Akkadian, Greek, Geez, and Arabic and her research languages Hebrew, English, French, and German.

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