PhD Biblical Studies and Ancient Israelite History and Religions (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Post-Doctoral Studies (Theological Faculty, Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg), research prof. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany).
Ordinary Member of Academia Europaea – The European Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and Letters; Honorary Member of Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies (Sweden).
Jewish culture, Jewish-Christian relations, biblical and rabbinic literature, history of interpretation, history and historiography of ancient Israel; western Europe, USA and Canada, Israel.