Cian Power

Cian Power

Cian Power

NELC Departmental Teaching Fellow
Field - Ancient Near Eastern Studies
subfield - Hebrew Bible
p: 617-493-6438

PhD candidate - My role as Department TF is to provide resources and support for Teaching Fellows in NELC. I serve as a link between the department and Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about teaching and being a TF, or come to my office hours, Tuesday 11am - 1pm in Semitic Museum 303.

Areas of research: intellectual history of ancient Israel; Hebrew Bible in its ancient Near Eastern context; translation theory.

I research awareness evident in certain passages of the Hebrew Bible of the diverse forms of human languages and dialects. In particular, how did the authors of the Hebrew Bible perceive foreign (i.e., non-Hebrew) languages and their speakers, and how did they perceive their own language? My interest in this area was sparked by considering comments in the Bible about translation and translators, after I took a General Exam in translation theory and ancient and modern translations of the Hebrew Bible.

Dissertation title: Awareness of Linguistic Diversity in the Hebrew Bible