Dr. Ohad Cohen

Head of the Biblical Languages Program

Dr. Ohad Cohen is a linguistics researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Cohen earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in Bible and Hebrew Language and wrote his doctoral thesis on the verbal tense system in late Biblical Hebrew prose, all at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He held a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC). Dr. Cohen has been awarded various research grants and prizes, including the Warburg Foundation Award and the Research Center for the Hebrew Language’s Eliezer Ben Yehudah Award. Dr. Cohen, who has received several honors for excellence in teaching, lectures on a wide range of topics including: Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, the verbal tense system of Biblical Hebrew, the Tiberian phonetic tradition, and the history of the Hebrew language. He lectures at the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Humanities as well as at the university’s Rothberg International School for overseas students.