Dr. M.F.J. (Martin) Baasten

Position:
  • Docent
Expertise:
  • Hebrew philology


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2257
E-Mail: m.f.j.baasten@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SMES Hebreeuws en Aramees
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
Witte Singel 25/M. de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 2.02a
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2960
E-Mail: m.f.j.baasten@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Onderwijs- en Studentzaken, Expertisecentr. Academische Vaardigheden
Office Address: Witte Singel-complex
P.N. van Eyckhof 4
2311 BV Leiden
Room number 0.01A


Fields of interest

Biblical and Post-biblical Hebrew
Qumran Hebrew and Dead Sea Scrolls
Rabbinic and Samaritan Hebrew
History of the Hebrew Language
Comparative Semitics

Curriculum Vitae

2006 Defence of doctoral dissertation “The Non-Verbal Clause in Qumran Hebrew” (promotor: Prof. Dr. H. Gzella). Universiteit Leiden, October 2006.
2006– Lecturer of Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew, Dept. of Hebrew and Aramaic, Universtiteit Leiden.
2004–2005 Teacher of Midrash, Levisson Institute, Amsterdam (Academy for Progressive Jewish Rabbis).
2003–2004 Teacher of Biblical Hebrew and Medieval Jewish exegesis, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
2003 Teacher of Persian and Hellenistic Judaism, Faculty of Theology, Universiteit Leiden.
1999–2005 Teacher, Dept. of Hebrew and Aramaic, Universiteit Leiden.
1999– Student counsellor, Dept. of Middle Eastern Studies, Universiteit Leiden.
1999–2000 Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew, Theologische Faculteit, Katholieke Universiteit Brabant.
1993–1999 Teacher of Hebrew, Dept. of Hebrew and Aramaic, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.
1993–1997 Ph.D. student, Centre of Non-Western Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.
1990–1992 Student of Semitic Languages (Major: Hebrew-Aramaic, minor: Arabic), Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, MA degree: December 1992.
1983–1990 Student of General History, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden. MA degree: August 1990. 

Teaching activities

Current:

• Biblical Hebrew
• Qumran Hebrew / Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls
• Rabbinic Hebrew (Mishnah, Tosefta, Midrash, exegetical literature)
• Introduction to Rabbinic literature
• History of Judaism (Rabbinic and Medieval periods)

Past:

• Modern Hebrew (conversation, advanced reading)
• Dead Sea Scrolls
• Medieval Jewish exegesis
• Biblical Aramaic
• History of Judaism (Persian and Hellenistic periods)
• History of Ancient Israel
• History of the Ancient Near East (Levant)

Publications

See Published work.

Last Modified: 11-12-2015