Dr Alinda Damsma

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Dr Alinda Damsma

Senior Lecturer

Phone: 020 8349 5600
Email: alinda.damsma@lbc.ac.uk

Dr Alinda Damsma is Senior Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic at Leo Baeck College. She received her Bachelor and Master of Divinity from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (2003) and her PhD from the department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College London (2008). Her past publications focused on Aramaic, the Targums, and Jewish mysticism, including her monograph The Targumic Toseftot to Ezekiel (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012). She is currently working on two monographs: a grammar of the Zohar, and a study on the perception of magic, divination, and witchcraft in the English Bible translations, particularly the King James Version and its predecessors, and their impact on the early modern witch-hunts. Her research interests are the Hebrew Bible, Bible translations, Semitics (specifically Classical Hebrew and Aramaic), Jewish mysticism, and magic and witchcraft in biblical & post-biblical times. For an overview of Dr Damsma’s publications, see https://mdx.academia.edu/AlindaDamsma.