Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD
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Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD
"The course equips one to interpret the biblical text in its original language unearthing a deeper understanding that can not be seen in various biblical translations. The richness of the Hebrew language is overwhelming Thanks"
"The Zoom platform is good for this course. Ease of use and interaction with instructor and classmates enhances the learning environment. No suggestions for change or improvement at this time. "
"I'm in Biblical Hebrew C now. The courses are very interesting, but also demanding at the same time. You have to set aside a good deal of time if you are to benefit from the courses, otherwise you will drop out quickly. But if you have the time, and the interest, nothing is more rewarding than learning Biblical Hebrew. It's a lifte time study, in a positive sense, if you want to master the language - I have just started on the journey."

Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD

Biblical Hebrew Teacher and Pedagogical Advisor at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies

A Few Words About Me

Fiona made aliyah from London in 2008 and lives with her family in Jerusalem. She teaches Biblical Hebrew classes at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and answers queries from teachers concerning the academic material of the course.

Education

Fiona holds a BA in Hebrew and Arabic from Cambridge University (UK) and an MA and PhD  from London University in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Her PhD topic was: “The commentary of Yefet ben Eli on the book of Ruth”.

Professional Experience

Fiona lectured in Bible and the Hebrew Language at London University for fifteen years. She has written a course book for advanced students in Biblical Hebrew, published by Gorgias Press (2009). She has also contributed an article called “Medieval Jewish Exegesis of Biblical Hebrew in Europe” to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (ed. Geoffrey Khan), ( Brill 2013).