W. Randall Garr

Ph.D., Yale University
Northwest Semitic Languages, Hebrew Bible, Ancient Near East
HSSB 3050
Office Hours:
W 11a.m. -1 p.m.
Curriculum Vitae:


W. Randall Garr is a Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara.



  • “Abraham’s Election in Faith.” (f.c.)
  • “Ruth 2:7.”  In Avi Hurvitz Festschrift, ed. Aharon Mamon and Steven E. Fassberg (Language Studies 11-12; Jerusalem:  The Magnes Press / The Hebrew University, 2008), 25-34 (in Hebrew)
  • “Necromancy and 1 Samuel 19:22.”  In Sacred History, Sacred Literature:  Essays on Ancient Israel, the Bible, and Religion in Honor of R. E. Friedman on His Sixtieth Birthday, ed. Shawna Dolansky (Winona Lake, Ind.:  Eisenbrauns, 2008), 23-31
  • “The Paragogic nun in Rhetorical Perspective.”  In Biblical Hebrew in Its Northwest Semitic Setting:  Typological and Historical Perspectives, ed. Steven E. Fassberg and Avi Hurvitz (Jerusalem:  The Magnes Press; Winona Lake:  Eisenbrauns, 2006), 65-74
  • “‘Image’ and ‘Likeness’ in the Inscription from Tell Fakhariyeh.”  Israel Exploration Journal 50 (2000): 227-234
  • “Driver’s Treatise and the Study of Hebrew: Then and Now.”  In S. R. Driver, A Treatise on the Use of the Tenses in Hebrew (3rd ed.; 1892; reprinted, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998), xviii-lxxxvi
  • “On Vowel Dissimilation in Hebrew.”  Biblica 66 (1986): 572-579

see C.V. for complete list

Courses Taught:

  • RS 17A-C: Biblical Hebrew
  • RS 115A: Literature and Religion of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • RS 129: Religions of the Ancient Near East
  • RS 142A-C: Religious Literature in Hebrew