Personal Information


2002-2009 Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Egypt
Instructor, Department of Oriental Languages
2010 Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Egypt
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Oriental Languages
2015 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Research Fellow, "Die arabischen Versionen des Ahiqar"
2016 Cairo University, Faculty of Arts, Egypt
Lecturer, Department of Oriental Languages
2017-2021 Research Fellow, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany


1996-2000 B.A. Department of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Arts,
Cairo University, Egypt
2007-2008 Master studies, Faculty of Theology, Oslo University, Norway
2009 M.A. Old Testament Studies, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University, Egypt
2011-2015 Doctoral studies, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen
2015 Dr. phil. (Religious Studies)

Teaching Experience

  • Biblical and Modern Hebrew
  • Jewish Sectarians
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Trends in Biblical Criticism
  • Jewish Settlement in Palestine
  • Jewish Religion

Scholarships and Grants

2007-2008 Norwegian Government Scholarship
2010Best Master Award, Cairo University
2010-2015 DAAD Scholarship, German Egyptian Research Long Term Scholarship

Professional Organization Memberships

since 2002 Membership to Association of Graduates of Eastern Languages at Egyptian Universities
2011-2012Associate member of the DFG-research training group (Graduiertenkolleg)
since 2012Membership to Nordic-German Network for Old Testament (OTSEM)
2017 Membership to Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis (CORO)

Research Interests

  • Religious Studies
  • Semitic Languages
  • Biblical Studies (Old Testament)
  • Ancient Near East
  • Jewish Studies


    Modern research languages:
    English, German, Hebrew, Arabic


  • Wellhausen and Kaufmann: Ancient Israel and Its Religious History in the Works of Julius Wellhausen and Yehezkel Kaufmann, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2016.
  • Eschatology in the Old Testament, Noor Publishing, Saarbrücken, 2017.
  • The Karaite Translation and Interpretation of the Torah, Journal of Oriental Studies, Cairo, 2017.
  • Writing the History of Ancient Israel, Bulletin of the Faculty of Arts, Cairo, 2018.
  • Julius Wellhausen: Biblical Scholar and Orientalist, Studien und Materialien zur Geschichte der Philosophie, Olms (forthcoming).