Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
Phone: (646) 312-4212
Location: VC 6-278
Dr. Meir Lubetski is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature. His principal research interest concentrates on the contribution of East Mediterranean languages, literatures and archaeological artifacts as well as rabbinic literature to the understanding of the biblical world. He is the author of numerous articles published in a variety of journals. He contributed a number of articles to the seminal publication, the Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992). He was the guest editor and contributor to a special issue of the Biblical Archaeologist. Among his other publications, he edited and contributed to two festschrifts (1998, 2002).
Professor Lubetski focuses his research on the contribution of the East Mediterranean legacy to the understanding of Biblical languages and literature. Prof. Lubetski has published many articles and has presented numerous papers at scholarly conferences. He authored nine articles for the Anchor Bible Dictionary (1992) and has edited two festschriften, Boundaries of the Ancient near Eastern World (1998) and Saul Lieberman: Talmudic Scholar and Classicist (2002); His most recent publications are: New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean and Cuneiform (2007) and The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography (2008). He has been the Chair of the Epigraphical and Paleographical Section of the Society of Biblical Literature International Conferences for many years.
He is active in the Society of Biblical Literature, where he has presented papers at the Annual and International conferences. He is the Program Unit Chair for the International conference and has organized sessions on Hebrew Language and Literature as well as Paleographical and Epigraphical Studies Pertaining to the Biblical World.