Prof. Yair Hoffman

Emeritus in Department of Bible
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Professor Yair Hoffman



 A. Books

(1) Monographs
1. Y. Hoffman, The Prophecies Against Foreign Nations in the Bible [Heb.], (Tel-Aviv: TAU School of Jewish Studies and Am-Oved, 1971; 331 pp.)
2. Y. Hoffman, The Doctrine of the Exodus in the Bible, [Heb.], (Tel-Aviv: TAU School of Jewish Studies and University Publishing Projects, 1983; 234 pp.)
3. Y. Hoffman, A Blemished Perfection: The Book of Job in Context, (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. 360 pp. A Hebrew version: שלמות פגומה, ירושלים, מוסד ביאליק 1995)
4. Y. Hoffman, Aspects of Modern Biblical Criticism [Heb.], (Tel-Aviv: Ministry of Defense Publishers, 1997; 99 pp.)


(2) Commentaries
5. Y. Hoffman, The Book of Jeremiah [Heb.], Olam Hatanach
vol. 11, (Ramat- Gan: Revivim, 1983; 256 pp.)
6. Y. Hoffman, The Book of Isaiah [Heb.], Olam Hatanch vol.
10, (Ramat- Gan: Revivim, 1986; 280 pp.)
7. Y. Hoffman, Jeremiah, Introduction and Commentary [Heb.] Mikra Leyisra'el, editors M. Ahituv, M. Greenberg, vols. 1-2 (Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem: Am Oved – Magnes Press, 2001; 911 pp.)
In Print:
8. Y. Hoffman, Micah Introduction and Commentary, edited by S. Ahituv, (Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem: Am Oved – Magnes Press,  ??  350 ??pp)
(3) Others:
9. Y. Hoffman -Y. Amit, Exile and Restoration [Heb.], (Even-Yehuda: Reches Publishers, 1990; 200 pp.)
10. Y. Hoffman, The World of the Bible for Young readers, (Massada, Ramat-Gan, Israel; New-York: Viking-Kestrel, 1989; 96 pp. )
(4) Editor:
11. Y. Hoffman (chief editor), The Israeli Encyclopedia of the Bible
vols. I-III [Heb.] (Ramat- Gan: Massada, 1989; 872 pp.)
12. Y. Hoffman -H. Graf Reventlow (eds.), Justice and
Righteousness JSOT Supplement Series 137 (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1992; 258 pp.)
13. H. Graf Reventlow- Y. Hoffman – B. Uffenheimer (eds.),
Politics and Theopolitics in The Bible and Post biblical Literature, JSOT Supplement Series 171, (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1994, 216 pp. )
14. Y. Hoffman - F. Polak (eds.), Or leyacob, In Memory of Jacob
Licht, [282 pp. Heb.; 60 pp. English] (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1997)
15. Y. Hoffman (edt.), Teuda vol. 15-16, A selection of Articles in
Jewish Studies, [Heb.] (Tel-Aviv: The School of Jewish Studies, 2001; 722 pp.)
14. H. G. Reventlow - Y. Hoffman (edts.), Creation in Jewish and
Christian Tradition, (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, JSOTS 319, 2002, 356 pp.)
15. H. G. Reventlow - Y. Hoffman (eds.), The Problem of Evil and
its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition, (London-New York: T & T Clark International, 2004, 216 pp.)
16. H. G. Reventlow - Y. Hoffman (eds.), Religious Responses to
Political Crisies in Jewish and Christian Tradition, (New York – London: T & T Clark, 2008, 175 pp.)
17 H. G. Reventlow - Y. Hoffman (eds.), The Decalogue in Hebrew
and Christian Tradition, (New York – London: T & T Clark 2011)
B. Sections in Books:
1. Y . Hoffman, The Fourth Book of The Psalms (Psalms 90-106)
[Heb.], in: Psalms vol. 2, Olam Hatanach, (Tel-Aviv: Davidson-Atai, 1995)
2. Y. Hoffman, “The Book of Job in the Bible”, in: M. Perry-
Lehmann (ed.), There Was a Man in the Land of Uz, William
Blake's Illustrations to the Book of Job (Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1992), 11-21
3. Y. Hoffman, History of Israel in the Biblical period, in: E. Bar-
Nabi (ed.), A Historical Atlas of the Jewish People, (Hachette, Paris, 1992), 2-33 [French edition: Les Juifs: Une Histoire Universelle, Hachette Litterature, 1992]

4. Y. Hoffman, Wisdom Literature: Proverbs, Job, Koheleth, in: Z. Talshir (ed.), The Literature of the Hebrew Bible, volume One,  (Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi Press) 2011 pp. 325-354


C. Articles
1. Y. Hoffman, “Did Amos Regard himself as a Nabi?” VT 27
(1977), 209-212
2. Y. Hoffman, “On Jeremiah 2:30”, ZAW 89 (1977), 209-212
3. Y. Hoffman, “The Use of Equivocal Words in the First Speech of
Eliphaz”, VT 30 (1980), 114- 119
4. Y. Hoffman, “The Day of The Lord as a Concept and a Term”,
ZAW 93 (1981), 37-50
5. Y. Hoffman, “The Relations Between The Prologue and the
Speech- Cycles in the Book of Job”, VT 31 (1981),160-170
6 Y. Hoffman, “From Oracle to Prophecy: The Growth,
Crystallization and Disintegration of a Biblical Gattung”, Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 10 (1983), 75-81
7 Y. Hoffman, “The Root q`r`b as a Legal Term”, Journal of
Northwest Semitic Languages 10 (1983),67-73
8 Y. Hoffman, “Irony in The Book of Job”, Emanuel 17 (1983-
4), 7-21) [ A Spanish version: “La ironia en el Libro de Job “, Selecciones de Teologia 99 (1986), 231-238
9 Y. Hoffman, “The Technique of Quotation and Citation as an
Interpretive Device”, Creative Biblical Exegesis ed. B. Uffenheimer- H. G.Reventlow, (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1988), 71-80
10 Y. Hoffman, “A North Israelite Typological Myth and a Judean
Historical Tradition: The Exodus in Hosea and Amos”, VT 39 (1989), 169-182
11 Y. Hoffman, “Ancient Near Eastern Literary Conventions as
Guides to the Restoration of the Book of Job”, ZAW 103 (1991), 399-411
12. Y. Hoffman, “The Creativity of Theodicy”, in: Justice and
Righteousness, editors: H.Graf Reventlow - Y.Hoffman, JSOT
Supplement Series 137, (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992) 117-130
13. Y. Hoffman, “Reflections on the Relationship Between
Theopolitics, Prophecy and Historiography”, in: Politics and Theopolitics in the Bible, JSOT Supplement Series 171 eds: H. Graf Reventlow and Y Hoffman, (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994, 85-99)
14. Y. Hoffman, “The Concept of Other Gods in euteronomistic
Writings”, Israel Oriental Studies 14, editors: I. Alon, I.Gruenwald, I. Singer, (Leiden: Brill, 1994, 103-118)
15. Y. Hoffman, “Isn't The Bride Too Beautiful?” JSOT 63,
(1994), 103-119
16. Y. Hoffman, “The Deuteronomist and the Exile”, Pomegranates
and golden Bells: Studies in Biblical Jewish and Near Eastern Ritual, Law and Literature in Honor of J. Milgrom edited by : D.P. Wright, D.N. Freedman, A. Hurvitz. (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1995), 659-675
17. Y. Hoffman, “Etiology, Historicity and the Redaction of the
Book of Jeremiah”, VT 46 (1996), 179-189
18. Y. Hoffman, “Prophecy and Soothsaying”, tehillah le-Moshe,
Biblical and Judaic Studies in Honor of Moshe Greenberg. Editors: A. Eichler, M. Tigay, M. Cogan, (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1997), 221-243
19. Y. Hoffman, “Eschatology in the Book of Jeremiah”, Eschatology in the Bible, Ancient Jewish Literature and Christian Thinking, ed. by B. H. Graf Reventlow (Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press 1997) 75-97
20. Y. Hoffman, “The Biblical Tradition of the Ten Lost Tribes”, In:
A. Oppenheimer (ed.),Sino-Judaica An International Colloquium, Nanjing , 11-19 , October 1996 (Tel-Aviv: TAU University 1999), 73-80.
21. Y. Hoffman, “The Deuteronomistic Concept of the Herem”,
ZAW 111 (1999), 196-210
22. Y. Hoffman, “Psalm 29:7”, Textus XIX (1998) 81-85.
23. Y. Hoffman, “The Exodus: Tradition and Reality, The Status of
the Exodus Tradition in Ancient Israel”, Jerusalem Studies in Egyptology ed. by Irene Shirun-Grumach, Aegypten und Altes Testament (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1998), 193-202.
24. Y. Hoffman, “History and Ideology: The Case of Jeremiah 44”,
The Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society 28 (2001), 45-54
25. Y. Hoffman, “The First Creation Story”, in: G. Reventlow - Y.
Hoffman (Eds), Creation in Jewish and Christian Tradition, (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, JSOTS 319, 2002), 45-66
26. Y. Hoffman, “The Fasts in The Book of Zechariah and the
Fashioning of the National Memory”, in: O. Liphshitz , J. Blenkinsopp (eds.), Judah and the Judeans in the Neo-Babylonian Period, (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrouns, 2003), 169-218.
27. Y. Hoffman, “Jeremiah 50-51 and the Concept of Evil in the
Hebrew Bible”, in: 17. Y. Hoffman - H. G. Reventlow -(eds.), The Problem of Evil and its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition, (London-New York: T & T Clark International, 2004), 14-28
28. Y. Hoffman, The Book of Job as a Trial: A Perspective from a
Comparison to Some Relevant Ancient Near Eastern Texts, in: T Krüger et alia (eds.), Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen, Zürich, 2007, 21-32
29. Y. Hoffman, The Wondering Lament, Micah 1:10-16, in: M.
Cogan and D. Kahn eds.), Treasures on Camels' Humps, Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient Near East Presented to Israel Eph'al (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2008), 86-98
30. Y. Hoffman, Patterns of Religious Responses to National Crisis
in the Hebrew Bible, and Some Methodological Reflections, in: Y. Hoffman - H. G. Reventlow -(eds.), Religious Responses to Political Crises in Jewish and Christian Tradition (London-New York: T & T Clark International, 2008), 18-35
31.. Y. Hoffman, The Biblical Status of the Decalogue, in: G. H.
Reventlow – Y. Hoffman (eds.), The Decalogue in Jewish and Christian Traditon, New York – London, T & T Clark, 2011, 32-49
32. Y. Hoffman, “The Prophecies on Edom in the Book of Ezekiel”,
Beth Mikra 35 (1968), 118-126
33. Y. Hoffman, “The Structure and Significance of Ez. 20”, Beth
Mikra 63 (1972), 473- 489
34. Y. Hoffman, “Structure and Significance in the Vineyard
Parable, Is. 5:1-7’’, in: J. Licht- G. Brin (eds.), Hazvi Israel (Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University, 1976), 69-82).
35. Y. Hoffman, “Freedom and Determinism in the Book of
Ezekiel”, in: E. Hamenachem (ed.), Hagut Bamikra, (Tel-Aviv: Don, 1976), 79-89
36. Y. Hoffman, “The Use of Two 'Opening Formulae' in the
Prophetic Literature”, Tarbiz 46 (1977), 157-180
37. Y. Hoffman, “The Terms Aharit hayamin and bayom hahu and
their Eschatological Context”, Beth Mikra 71 (1978), 435-444
38. Y. Hoffman, “Between Conventionality and Strategy: On
Repetition in Biblical Literature”, Hasifrut 28 (1979), 89-99
39. Y. Hoffman, “Pseudepigraphical Exigencies in Deuteronomy”,
Shenaton 5-6 (1981-2), 41-54
40. Y. Hoffman, “Prophetic Call and Prophetic Consciousness”,
Tarbiz 53 (1984), 169-186
41. Y. Hoffman, “The Language of the Priestly Document and the
Date of its Composition”, Teuda 4 (1986), 13-22
42. Y. Hoffman, “The Transition from Despair to Hope in the
Lament Psalms”, Tarbiz 55 (1986), 161-172
43. Y. Hoffman, “Psalm 104”, E. Tov and M. Fishbane (eds.),
ShaareiTalmon (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1992, 13*-24*)
44. Y. Hoffman, “On the Editorial Methods in the Book of
Jeremiah”, A. Kasher and A. Oppenheimer (eds.), Dor le-Dor (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1995), 57-72
45. Y. Hoffman,”The Messiah in the Qumranic Literature”, Beth
Mikra 143 (1995), 396-401
46. Y. Hoffman, “Biblical Wisdom: Between Conservatism and
Rebelliousness”, in: The Wise and Wisdom, The President of Israel’s Study Group in the Bible, (Jerusalem: The Presidential Residence, 1995), 13-23
47. Y. Hoffman, "And I Knew that it was the Word of God" (Jer. 32:8), Beth Mikra 150 (1997) 198-210
48. Y. Hoffman, “Literature and Ideology in Jeremiah 40:1- 43:7”, M. Garsiel, A. Frish, S. Vargon, J. Kugel (editors), Studies in Bible and Exegesis, vol. 5, Ramat-Gan 2000, pp. 103 - 126
49. Y. Hoffman, “ The Exodus: History and Myth”, BASHAR 9 (2000), pp. 2-5
50. Y. Hoffman, “On the Media and Bereavement in the Bible”, Kesher 28 (2000), 3-7
51. Y. Hoffman, “The Fasts in Zecharia 8”, Homage to Shmuel, S. Ahituv Jubelee Book , edited by S. Sivan, A. Hurvitz, (Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press, 2001), 112-145
52. Y. Hoffman, “On Prophecy and Prophets: Num. 11: 16-29”, in: Fifty Years of Dead Sea Scrolls Research edited by G. Brin, B. Nitzan (Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2001), 13-22
53. Y. Hoffman, “The Study of Biblical Historiography: History, Myth and Politics”, L. I. Levine, A. Mazar (edts.), The Controversy over the Historicity of the Bible (Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2001), 26- 33
54. Y. Hoffman, “The Law as a Literary Shaping Device”, Beth Mikra 168 (2002), 2-10
55. Y. Hoffman, “Jeremiah’s Prophecy on Babylon (Jer. 50-51) and
the Biblical Concept of Evil”, in: Y. Hoffman - H. G. Reventlow -(eds.), The Problem of Evil and its Symbols in Jewish and Christian Tradition, (T&T Clark International, London – New York, 2004), pp. 14-28
56. Y. Hoffman, “Micah the Moratites Prophesied During the
Reign of Hezekiah King of Judah” (Jer. 26:18), in: N. Wazana et alia (eds.), S. Japhet Jubilee Book, (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, The Hebrew University), 287-398 [Hebrew].
57. Y. Hoffman, “The Heretic Believer”, in: Michael's Book, in honor of Michael Bahat, edited by Avi Sagi, [Heb.] (Even-Yehuda: Reches, 2007), 53-64
58. Y. Hoffman, "The Identity of 'Their King' who 'will pass before them' (Micah 3:13)", Beth Mikra 53 (2008) 83-104
59. Y. Hoffman, Solomon's Prayer 1Kgs 8 and Jeremiah's Temple Sermon, Jer. 7, in: S. Vargon et alia (eds.), Studies in Bible and Exegesis vol. 9 presented to M. Garsiel, (Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 2009, 167-198),
60. Y. Hoffman, "Like summer's gatherings, like vintage gleanings" (Mic. 7:1): The Structure, Composition and Purpose of Micah 7, Beth Mikra 56 (2011) 40-64

D. Entries in Encyclopedias (Hebrew)
1. Zephaniah, Encyclopaedia Biblica (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 1971), 753-759
2- 46: Aaron, Adoption, Amos, Ancient Versions, Azazel, Bible, Biblical Research, Calendar, Canonization, Commandment, Census, Deluge, Determinism and Freedom, Deuteronomy, Eschatology, Exodus (the Book), Exodus, Festivals, Genesis, God, Habakuk, Haggai, Hormah, Hosea, Interest, Jeremiah, Jesaiah, Job, Joel, Joseph, Joshua, Karet, Law, Leviticus, Magic, Maleachi, Manna, Messiah, Moses, Myth, Nahum, Numbers, Obadiah, Patriarchs, Pentateuch, phylactery, Priest, Priesthood, Prophecy, Proverbs, Psalms, Purity and Impurity, Reward and Punishment, Sabbat, Sacrifice, Sinai, Temple, The Day of the Lord, The Servant of The Lord, The Ten Commandments, The Tower of Babel, Wisdom, Year, Zechariah, Zephaniah, in: Y. Hoffman (ed.), The Israeli Encyclopedia of the Bible vols. I-III (Ramat- Gan: Massada, 1989)


D. Reviews and varia
1. Y. Hoffman, Testing in the Hebrew Scriptures [Review on: J.
Licht, Testing in the Hebrew Scriptures ands in Post Biblical Judaism, Jerusalem: Magnes 1973], Emanuel 4 (1974), 18-23)
2. Y. Hoffman, “On T. Schneider, Judges, (Berit Olam), Collegville
MN: Liturgical Press, 2000”, Journal of Hebrew Scriptures vol. 3 (2000-2001) []
3. Y. Hoffman, “on: Carolyn J. Sharp, PROPHECY AND IDEOLOGY
IN JEREMIA Struggles for Authority in the Deutero-Jeremianic Prose, Old Testament Studies edited by David J. Reimer, T & T Clark, London. New York, 2003”, in: Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 2004
4. Y. Hoffman, “on: M. Sweeney & E. Ben-Zvi, The Changing Face
of Form Criticism for the Twenty-First Century, Grand Rapids- Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003”, in: RBL, 2004
5. Y. Hoffman, “on: The Faith of Abraham in the Light of
Interpretation Throughout the Ages, Edited by M. Hallamish, H. Kasher, Y. Silman, (Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 2002)”, Hebrew Studies Vol. XLV (2004), 313-318
6. Y. Hoffman, “on J. Licht, Testing in the Hebrew Scriptures”
Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Emanuel 4, (1974) pp. 18-23
7. Y. Hoffman, “The Bible –a Junction of Cultures”, Sevivot
34 (1995) pp. 88-98
8. Y. Hoffman, “Biblical Studies Between Traditional and
Critical Approach”, Hed Hachinuch 71 (1997), pp. 20-23
9. Y. Hoffman, “Biblical Resarch -- Between Historical Truth and
National Myth”, Al Haperek 18 (2001), pp. 47-53
10. Y. Hoffman, “From Moses to Moses”: On M. Weinfeld, The
Decalogue and the Recitation of “Shema”: The Development of the Confession, Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 2001, in: Haaretz Sefarim, March 2002
11. Y. Hoffman, “on: Ziony Zevit, THE RELISGIONS OF ANCIENT
ISRAEL, A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches, London and New York, Continuum, 2001”, Zion 68 (2003), 105-111
12. Y. Hoffman, “The Tale of Two Tablets”, on: Y. Shavit and M.
Eran, The War of the Tables, Tel-Aviv: Am Oved 2003 in: Haaretz Books, February 6th, 2004
13. Y. Hoffman, "Who Composed the Bible? A Whole Nation
Has Composed it", Review on: A. Rofe, Introduction to the Bible [Hebrew], Ha'aretz Books, October 11 2006
15. Y. Hoffman, "Open the Ears of your Humble Servant to the Book", Reveiw on: S. Ahituv, Haktav Vehamiktav, Handbook of Ancient Inscriptions from the Land of Israel and the Kingdoms Beyond the Jordan,, Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute [Hebrew], in: S. Japhet (ed.), Shnaton XVII (Jerusalem: Magness Press, 2007), 355-360
16. Y. Hoffman, "On Foundlings, Susapinnus, Ancestral Spirits,
Pins, Nails and Jacob's Heel", Review on: M. Malul, Society, Law and Custom in the Land of Israel in Biblical Times (Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 2006), Cathedra 128 (2008), 171-176.
Academic Adviser of Textbooks
17. Kings and Prophets, by A. Ashman, Ort, 2007
18 – 22:. Nikra Venif'al Serial, by B. Geler-Talitman, H. Shalita,
Kineret Publishing House, Or Yehuda
-- Genesis, 2009
-- Exodus, 2009
--- Samuel, 2010
- Jushua and Judges, 2011
-- Kings, Jonah, Esther, Ruth, Psalms, 2012


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