My field is the
Bible and the
Ancient Near East. I seek to better know the
authors of the
ir culture, in order to better understand the
y shared with us. I am interested in ancient oriental civilizations, the
ir history and the
ir religions. I study the
origins of Abrahamic religions such as Judaism, Christianity or Islam. I document the
ir history in the
light of archaeology et decipher new inscriptions found during excavations. As a matter of fact, it’s my specialty: I travel all over the world
, from Israel to the
USA through Switzerland and
Norway, to decipher ancient documents written in Semitic languages such as Hebrew or Aramaic.
Doing research is fending off the boundaries of knowledge. Venturing into uncharted territory. Jubilating when making an unexpected discovery. To carry out my research projects, I am at the same time historian, historian of religions, epigraphist, linguist, philologist, exegete and Bible scholar. I like teaming up with other scholars and sharing my findings in books or articles. Have a look:
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Projects → See more in Projects.
Meetings → See more in Meetings.
Qualifications → See more in Qualifications.
Teaching is nourished by research, and
vice versa. That’s how I conceive my courses and
conferences, whether at the
University or for the
general public. I love to share my findings and
my expertise with all those who, like me, are passionate about the
History. I teach at the
University of Strasbourg, where I am tenured Associate Professor, but also in other places such as the
Catholic Institute of Paris or the
Al-Mowafaqa Institute in Morocco. I teach the
Bible, History, Ancient Languages and
History of Religions.
I am also happy to travel in France and abroad to give conferences for the general public. I am invited by cultural centers, schools, institutes, churches, synagogues and other organizations. I address, without technical terms or double talk, fascinating or polemical topics such as the Bible faced with History, the apocryphal literature or the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here are a few appetizers:
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I love to share my passion for the
History! I am always glad to participate in shows or interviews. Whether on TV, in the
press, on the
radio or on the
Internet, I am happy to shed light on religious news
, share the
latest scientific discoveries, or debate the
interpretation of the
Here are a few random examples of my interventions in the media:
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Radio → See more in Radio.
Press → See more in Press.
Internet → See more in Internet.