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Professor Geoffrey Khan

Judaeo-Arabic texts
Professor Geoffrey Khan

Professor of Semitic Philology

Chairman of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Judaeo-Arabic texts

Office Phone: (+44) (0)1223 335114

Research Interests

Current research projects in the field of Hebrew include two volumes relating to Karaite texts, an edition of texts on the Tiberian reading tradition of Hebrew, and a linguistic analysis of Karaite Hebrew Bible manuscripts in Arabic transcription. Aramaic research concentrates on the North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects, and current work includes a grammar of the Assyrian Christian dialect of Urmi. Arabic research concentrates on early Arabic documents, and including a corpus of Arabic documents from Nubia datable to the Fatimid period.


  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Philology
  • Aramaic

Key Publications

The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Sanandaj (Gorgias, Piscataway, 2009), 631pp.

The Jewish Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Urmi (Gorgias, Piscataway, 2008), 624pp.

Neo-Aramaic Dialect Studies, editor, (Gorgias, Piscataway, 2008), 204pp.

The Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Barwar. 3 vols.Vol. 1 Grammar. Vol. 2 Lexicon. Vol. 3 Texts. (Brill, Leiden, 2008), 2175pp.

Arabic Documents from Early Islamic Khurasan (Nour Foundation, London, 2008), 183pp.