Scholar: 74 Zawanowska, Marzena - View scholar details - European Association for Jewish Studies

Zawanowska, Marzena - View scholar details

Zawanowska, Marzena , Dr

Marzena Zawanowska is associated with one institution

Zakład Hebraistyki (Department for Jewish Studies & Department of Hebrew Studies), Uniwersytet Warszawski (University of Warsaw)
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
PL 00-927
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Position: Assistant Professor

Contact details
Tel: (48 22) 649 49 74

Courses taught
1. Hebrew (I-IV) with elements of Jewish culture;
2. Introduction to Judaism; 3. Introduction to Jewish Thought; 3. Seminar on Bible exegesis.

The scholar teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:

1. Bible and Related Literature: TR
1: Hebrew Bible: T
2: Bible translations: R
7: Medieval exegesis: R
3. Religion and Religious Movements: TR
22: Jewish religion - general: T
25: Karaism: R
7. Languages: TR
51: Hebrew: T
54: Arabic, including Judeo-Arabic: R


"Review of Scholarly Research on Yefet and His Works,” Revue des études juives 173 (1/2) (2014), pp. 97–138.

(with Meira Polliack) "God Would not Give the Land, but to the Obedient’: Medieval Karaite Responses to the Curse of Canaan (Genesis 9:25),” in Katell Berthelot, J. David and Marc Hirshman (eds.), The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought, from Antiquity to the Modern Period, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 112–152.

"In the Border-Land of Literalism: Interpretative Alterations of Scripture in Medieval Karaite Translations of the Bible into Arabic,” Journal for Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 1 (2013), pp. 179–202.

"Islamic Exegetical Terms in Yefet ben ʻEliʼs Commentaries on the Holy Scriptures,” Journal of Jewish Studies 64 (2013), pp. 306–325.

The Arabic Translation and Commentary of Yefet ben ʿEli the Karaite on the Abraham Narratives (Genesis 11:10–25:18) [Karaite Texts and Studies Volume 4; Études sur le Judaïsme Médiéval 46], Leiden: Brill, 2012 (xvi, 283, 279 pp.).

"A-mystical Messianism among the Early Karaites. Rational Approach to Biblical Exegesis [Polish],” Jewish Historical Quarterly 2/230 (2009), pp. 141-161.

"The Literary Approach to the Bible and its Characters – Yefet ben 'Eli and his Commentary on the Book of Genesis: an Example of Competing Females in the Story of Abraham,” in: Baruch J. Schwartz, Abraham Melamed and Aharon Shemesh (eds.), Iggud – Selected essays in Jewish Studies, vol.1, Jerusalem: World Union of Jewish Studies 2008, pp. 69-84.