David, Abraham 1943–

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David, Abraham 1943–


Born October 31, 1943, in Palestine (now Israel); son of Eliezer and Hanna David; married, April, 1967, wife's name Chava; children: Yossi, Yair, Akiva, Hemdah, Hagit. Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A., 1968, M.A., 1971, Ph.D., 1977. Religion: Jewish.


Home—Jerusalem, Israel. Office—National Library, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givatram, P.O. Box 39105, Jerusalem 91341, Israel; fax: 972-2-651-1771. E-mail—[email protected].


Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, member of editorial staff for Hebrew Bibliography Project, 1964-68, and Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1968-71, senior researcher at Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National and University Library, and supervisor of the S.D. Goitein Laboratory for Genizah Research, 1971-2006, head researcher on Hebrew manuscripts, 2007—, part-time lecturer in Jewish history, 1976-89. University of Haifa, lecturer, 1979-84; Harvard University, visiting scholar at Center for Jewish Studies, 1980-81, 1986-87, 1989; University of Paris, Sorbonne, guest professor at École Pratique des Hautes Études, 2006; also affiliated with Center for Postgraduate Studies at Oxford University, 1985, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris, 1988, and Dubnow Institute, Leipzig, Germany, 2002, 2005. Military service: Israel Defense Forces, 1962-64.


A Hebrew Chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, translated by L.J. Weinbereger and D. Ordan, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 1993.

To Come to the Land: Immigration and Settlement in Sixteenth-Century Eretz-Israel, translated by D. Ordan, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 1999.

In Zion and Jerusalem: The Itinerary of Rabbi Moses Basola (1521-1523), translated by D. Ordan, C.G. Foundation Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Israel), 1999.

The Great Eagle at the JNUL: The Works of Moses Maimonides from the Treasures of the Jewish National and University Library, Jewish National and University Library (Jerusalem, Israel), 2004.

Also author of books in Hebrew. The author's works have been translated into Italian. Contributor to books published in English, Hebrew, French, Italian, and other languages, including The Jewish Settlement in Palestine, 634-1881, edited by A. Carmel, P. Schäfer, and Y. Ben-Arzi, 1990; Moreshet Sepharad: The Sepharadi Legacy, Volume 2, edited by H. Beinart, 1992; Jewish Studies in a New Europe, edited by U. Haxen and H. Trautner Kromann, 1998; and Sepharadic Identity: Essays on a Vanishing Jewish Culture, edited by G.K. Zucker, 2005. Contributor of more than 150 articles to periodicals, including Jewish Studies Quarterly.



Choice, October, 1999, S. Bowman, review of To Come to the Land: Immigration and Settlement in Sixteenth-Century Eretz-Israel, p. 388.

Reference and Research Book News, December, 1993, review of A Hebrew Chronicle from Prague, c. 1615, p. 9.


Jewish National and University Library,http://jnul.huji.ac.il/ (November 30, 2007).