Welcome to the personal website of Lieve Teugels


My name is Lieve Teugels, I am a Jewish Studies scholar and lecturer. My specialization is rabbinic midrash – the commentaries and interpretations of the ancient rabbis on the Hebrew Bible.

I work at the Protestant Theological University Amsterdam (PThU), in the Netherlands as professor of Jewish Studies. I teach biblical Hebrew, Jewish history and religion, and rabbinic literature to undergraduates and graduate students. Here is the mission plan [instellingsplan-pthu-2018-2022 ] of the PThU (in Dutch).

Upon taking this new position, I was interviewed by ‘Kerk en Israel Onderweg’ – the interview is in Dutch. lieve-teugels-kerk-israel-onderweg-mrt-2017

I was involved in a NWO research project on parables (meshalim). For this project I am mostly engaged with early, tannaitic midrash. Look at my separate page about this project. My key publication for this project is The Meshalim in the Mekhilot.

Another line of my research deals with late midrash.  I have published an annotated English Translation of Aggadat Bereshit, as well as several other studies on this lesser-known medieval midrash. See this entry in the Encyclopaedia on the Bible and its Reception on Aggadat Bereshit.

Many of my published studies are found on academia.edu.

I am the book review editor of the Journal for the Study of Judaism (JSJ). Please contact me at books.jsj@pthu.nl if you are interested in reviewing a book that fits the scope of our journal.


Behalve mijn academisch werk, dat meestal in het Engels is, schrijf ik ook graag voor een breder publiek, in het Nederlands.  Ook schrijf ik geregeld blogs voor parabelproject.nl (zie hier voor mijn blogs) en voor de PThU bijbelblogs.


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