Université de Lorraine
He studied at the University of Strasbourg and at the Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jerusalem (2003-2004). He earned a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies delivered jointly by the University of Strasbourg (France) and the KU Leuven (Belgium) and a Habilitation à Diriger les Recherche in 2012. He taught at Strasbourg University from 2004 to 2007 and was appointed at the University of Lorraine (Metz, France) as Associate Professor in Biblical Studies in 2007 and as Professor in 2013.
He is specialized in ancient Jewish literature from the Hellenistic period and early Christian literature a special focus on the Sapiential literature (Ben Sira) and the Dead Sea Scrolls. His approach is basically philological, with an interest in how discourses and concepts circulated in Palestine during the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
He is the editor of Revue de Qumrân and published 4QInstruction: sagesse et eschatologie (Leiden: Brill, 2009) and editor or coeditor of Conservatism and Innovation in the Hebrew Language of the Hellenistic Period, with Jan Joosten (Leiden: Brill, 2008), The Texts and Versions of the Book of Ben Sira, with Jan Joosten (Leiden: Brill, 2011), The Dead Sea Scrolls and Pauline Literature (Leiden: Brill, 2014) and Tracing Sapiential Traditions in Ancient Judaism, with Hindy Najman and Eibert Tigchelaar (Leiden: Brill, 2016).
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