David Stern

David Stern

Harry Starr Professor of Classical and Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature; Director of the Center for Jewish Studies
Ph.D. Harvard University
David Stern

David Stern is a scholar of Jewish literature and its production from the post-Biblical period to the modern day, with a special interest in rabbinic and medieval Hebrew literature as well as the material history of the Jewish book. Among his many publications are Parables in Midrash: Narrative and Exegesis in Rabbinic Literature (Harvard University Press, 1991), Midrash and Theory: Ancient Jewish Exegesis and Contemporary Literary Studies (Northwestern University Press, 1996), the The Monk’s Haggadah: A Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Codex from the Monastery of Tegernsee (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015), and Jewish Literary Cultures (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2015). Currently he is completing The Jewish Bible: The Material Histories of the Torah Scroll and the Hebrew Bible as a Book.

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