The following researchers are collaborating in the Centre for Early Jewish Hermeneutics.

Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman

Professor of Reception History of the Hebrew Bible in Antiquity, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Interested in Bible translations, books of Samuel, sacrifices, cult. See also: Targum.  

Bärry Hartog

Postdoctoral Researcher in Ancient Judaism and Biblical Studies, Protestant Theological University. Hartog’s research concentrates on Early Judaism (including the Dead Sea Scrolls) in the context of the Graeco-Roman world. He has a particular interest in issues of textual scholarship and exegesis, the construction and development of identity, and intercultural contacts in an ever-expanding world. View more information and publications.

Lieve Teugels

Lieve Teugels is Assistant Professor of Judaism and Hebrew at PThU. Her main research interest is rabbinic midrash. In the past years she has focused especially on parables in midrash, in comparison with parables in the NT and other early Christian documents. As a postdoc in the Parable project (NWO, 2014-2017), he made an annotated edition of the parables in the Mechiltot, the tannaitic Midrashim on Exodus (The Meshalim in the Mekhiltot, Brill 2019). Other research focusses are late Midrashim, and the interaction between Judaism and Christianity in antiquity. She is also involved in the contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue. Lieve takes part in the PThU research group Moving Identities. For more information and publications, see

Albertina Oegema

Albertina Oegema is a postdoctoral researcher at the Protestant Theological University. Her research focuses on Early Rabbinic Judaism in the broader context of the Greco-Roman world, in particular the New Testament and early Christianity. Oegema is mainly concerned with rabbinic parables, the Jewish and Christian life cycle and ancient constructions of masculinity. In her PhD research she studied father-son relationships in rabbinic parables. She is currently working on a research project on old age in Early Rabbinic Judaism and New Testament/Early Christianity.


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