Department: Lingüística, Estudios Árabes, Hebreos, Vascos y de Asia Oriental

Faculty: Filología

Research group: Biblia: textos e iconografía


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Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis Sintaxis verbal en los Profetas Menores preexílicos 2001. Supervised by Dr. Luis Vegas Montaner.

Javier del Barco is Associate Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Religious Sciences of the same University. He has held before (until 2021) the position of Senior Researcher at CSIC. His research focuses on the study and interpretation of Hebrew manuscripts in general and biblical manuscripts in particular, including the study of manuscript production, use, transmission and circulation. He has also done research on Jewish liturgy and religion, and on biblical Hebrew linguistics. He has published extensively on these topics, and has written several catalogues of Hebrew manuscripts, among which Catálogo de manuscritos hebreos de la Comunidad de Madrid (3 vols., Madrid: CSIC, 2002-2006), and Bibliothèque Nationale de France: Hébreu 1 à 32; Manuscrits de la Bible hébraïque (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011). He has also edited The Late Medieval Hebrew Book in the Western Mediterranean: Manuscripts and Incunabula in Context (Leiden: Brill, 2015). He is an active member in the following national and international research projects: "Legado de Sefarad III" (UCM), "Books within Books" (EPHE-IRHT), "Manuscripta Bibliae Hebraicae" (AMU-CNRS), "Binah: Bibliothèque nationale Hebraica" (BNF-IRHT), and "Footprints: Jewish Books through Time and Place" (Columbia-JTS).