Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD

Fiona Blumfield MA, PhD

Biblical Hebrew Teacher and Pedagogical Advisor at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies

A Few Words About Me

Fiona made aliyah from London in 2008 and lives with her family in Jerusalem. She teaches Biblical Hebrew classes at the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies and answers queries from teachers concerning the academic material of the course.


Fiona holds a BA in Hebrew and Arabic from Cambridge University (UK) and an MA and PhD  from London University in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Her PhD topic was: “The commentary of Yefet ben Eli on the book of Ruth”.

Professional Experience

Fiona lectured in Bible and the Hebrew Language at London University for fifteen years. She has written a course book for advanced students in Biblical Hebrew, published by Gorgias Press (2009). She has also contributed an article called “Medieval Jewish Exegesis of Biblical Hebrew in Europe” to the Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (ed. Geoffrey Khan), ( Brill 2013).