Ilan Abecassis, Ph.D.

Ilan Abecassis, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Prof.
Biblical Hebrew teacher

A Few Words About Me

Ilan has been immersing himself in the wonders of the Bible since his days in high school. At the university, he specialized in Biblical studies and the history of the ancient Near East, earning a PHD in these inter-related fields. Ilan has accumulated quite a bit of teaching experience in various aspects of the ‘Book of books’ (literature, language, history, prophecy, etc.). In recent years, he has been lecturing at various colleges , helping to train the next generation of Israeli Bible teachers.


PhD, Ben -Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva.
Dissertation: ‘And smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead’ (2 Kings 15:30)
– Political Assassinations in the Ancient Near East (supervisor: Dr. Oded Tammuz).

Teaching certificate in Bible Studies, Oranim College, Kiryat Tiv’on.

MA in Biblical Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Thesis: ‘And it shall be the wages for his army’ (Ezekiel 29:19)
– Mercenaries in Israel during the Biblical Period.

BA in Biblical Studies and Archaeology, Hebrew University.

Proffesional Exerience

Lecturer, Department of Biblical Studies and Israel Heritage,
Kibbutzim College, Tel Aviv.

Lecturer, Biblical Studies Department, Gordon College of Education, Haifa.

Lecturer, Biblical Studies Department, Haifa University.

Instructor, Biblical Studies Department and pedagogical counselor for future high school Bible teachers , Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv.

Lecturer, Biblical Studies Department, Oranim College, Kiryat Tiv’on.

Prepared high school students for the Israeli matriculation exams and the SAT, Lachman External School.

Publications and Prizes

“The Murder of Sennacherib King of Assyria,” Sixth Annual Teachers Conference, May 2004, Oranim College Kiryat Tiv’on.

“There is a New Pitcher Full of Old Stuff – The Bible on the Internet,”
Mofet Institute Journal 46 (August 2011) [Hebrew]:.

The Etymology of Holy Names in The Old Testimony.
The Idea Of God Is Not Henceforth Relevant