W. Randall Garr


Office Location

HSSB 3050


Professor of Religious Studies


Professor Garr, Religious Studies Professor, as well as an affiliate Professor of the Linguistics Department, received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale University in 1982. His research interests include the Hebrew Bible, the contribution of linguistics to Biblical interpretation, Biblical Hebrew, and Aramaic dialectology. Selected publications include “The Plural Ending -ê in Targum Onqelos,” in Aramaic in its Historical and Linguistic Context, and “Necromancy and 1 Sam 19:22,” in Sacred History, Sacred Literature: Essays on Ancient Israel, the Bible, and Religion in Honor of R. E. Friedman on His Sixtieth Birthday.