Jeffrey H. Tigay

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Jeffrey H. Tigay

Born (1941-12-25) December 25, 1941 (age 77)
Detroit, MI
Nationality American
Education Ph.D. in Comparative Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Yale University
Occupation Emeritus A.M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures
Notable work
Deuteronomy volumes of the JPS Torah Commentary
Theological work
Era Late 20th and Early 21st Centuries
Language English
Tradition or movement Jewish
Main interests Torah, Jewish studies, Gilgamesh Epic

Jeffrey Howard Tigay (born December 25, 1941) is a modern biblical scholar who is best known for the study of Deuteronomy and in his contributions to the Deuteronomy volume of the JPS Torah Commentary (1996).[1]

Educated at Columbia University and gaining his B.A. in 1963, he continued toward rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (M.H.L., 1966). He earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies from Yale University.[2]



  • Literary-Critical Studies in the Gilgamesh Epic: an Assyriological contribution to Biblical literary criticism (Yale University Press, 1971)
  • The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982)
  • Empirical Models for Biblical Criticism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1985)
  • You Shall Have No Other Gods. Israelite Religion in the Light of Hebrew Inscriptions (Harvard Semitic Studies/Scholars Press, 1986)
  • Studies in Midrash and related literature co-authored with Judah Goldin, Barry L. Eichler (Jewish Publication Society, 1988)
  • Deuteronomy (Devarim): the traditional Hebrew text with the new JPS translation (Jewish Publication Society, 1996)
  • Tehillah le-Moshe: Biblical and Judaic studies in honor of Moshe Greenberg co-authored with Moshe Greenberg, Mordechai Cogan, Barry L. Eichler (Eisenbrauns, 1997)


  1. ^ "Jeffrey H. Tigay - profile". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Jeffrey H. Tigay - entry". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

External links

  • Jeffrey H. Tigay's faculty profile

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