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Encyclopedia > David Noel Freedman

David Noel Freedman (1922-2008) was a biblical scholar, "bookmaker" (author and editor), archeologist, advocate, and initiator of inter-faith cooperation. The son of Romanian and Russian immigrants, he made numerous contributions to illuminate and preserve the Hebrew Bible. Long-time occupant of the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California San Diego, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister since 1944 (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary). As the general editor of several distinguished series, including the Anchor Bible Series (1956-2008), Eerdmans Critical Commentaries (2000-2008), and The Bible in Its World (2000-2008), and as the editor and author of numerous other award-winning volumes, including the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000), Freedman has produced over three hundred and thirty scholarly books. Recent seminal works as an author include The Nine Commandments (2000); Psalm 119: The Exaltation of Torah (1999); and The Unity of the Hebrew Bible (1991). As editor of the Leningrad Codex: A Facsimile Edition (1998), Freedman orchestrated the process by which this codex—which is the oldest complete and most important extant manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in the world—became available to countless synagogues, churches, libraries and individuals for the first time in history. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ... Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz UC Office of the President in Oakland The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The steeple of Alexander Hall Princeton Theological Seminary is a theological seminary located in the Borough of Princeton, New Jersey in the United States. ... The Anchor Bible Project, consisting of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, Anchor Bible Dictionary and Anchor Bible Reference Library is a scholarly and commercial co-venture that began in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production. ... The Leningrad codex is the oldest surviving complete copy of the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible, dated 1008. ... This article is about the term Hebrew Bible. For the Jewish scriptures see Tanakh. ...

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Teaching positions:

University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Professor, Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies, 1986-2008
Director, Program for the Study of Religion, 1989-97
Visiting Professor, Department of History, 1985-1986
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Professor of Biblical Studies, 1971-92
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Biblical Studies, 1984-92
Director, Program on Studies in Religion, 1971-91
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
Professor of Old Testament, 1964-71
San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California
Gray Professor of Old Testament Exegesis, 1970-71
Acting Dean of Seminary, 1970-71
Professor of Old Testament, 1964-70
Dean of Faculty, 1966-70
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, 1961-64
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, 1960-61
Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, 1951-60
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, 1948-51
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Assistant Instructor, 1947-48
Teaching Fellow, 1946-47

Excavations

Albright Institute of Archaeological Research (American Schools of Oriental Research), Jerusalem
Annual Director, 1969-70, 1976-77
Ashdod Excavation Project
Director, 1962-64

The American Schools of Oriental Research, (commonly abbreviated as ASOR) founded in 1900, supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present. ...

Education

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY Baltimore, MD 1945-1948 Ph.D. Semitic Languages and Literature


PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Princeton, NJ 1941-1944 Th.B. Hebrew Bible


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES Los Angeles, CA 1938-1939 B.A. Modern European History


CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK New York, NY 1935-1938


See also

The Anchor Bible Project, consisting of the Anchor Bible Commentary Series, Anchor Bible Dictionary and Anchor Bible Reference Library is a scholarly and commercial co-venture that began in 1956, when individual volumes in the commentary series began production. ... David Freedman, King of the Gag-writers, (26 April 1898-7 December 1936) was born in Botosani, Romania—the first child, and only son of Sara and Israel Freedman. ...

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David Freedman: Information from Answers.com (813 words)
David Freedman, "King of the Gag-writers," and playwright (April 26 1898-December 8 1936) was born in Botoşani, Romania—the first child, and only son of Sara and Israel Freedman.
David was he the first in his family to complete a formal education beyond high school, and stood out from his peers by winning medals in History and Oratory, and a highly coveted Phi Beta Kappa key.
In September 1918, David married Beatrice (nee Rebecca Goodman), a fellow New Yorker, who was born in the city on September 27 1899 (her parents had fled from Kishinev, Russia (today Chişinău, Moldova)—well in advance of the troubles there in 1904).
The Nine Commandments by David Noel Freedman (550 words)
Book by book, from Exodus to Kings, Freedman charts the violation of the first nine Commandments one by one-from the sin of apostasy (the worship of the golden calf, Exodus 32) to murder (the death of a concubine, Judges, 19:25-26) to false testimony (Jezebel's charges against her neighbor, Naboth, I Kings 21).
In a powerful and persuasive argument, Freedman asserts that this hidden trail of sins betrays the hand of a master editor, who skillfully wove into Israel's history a message to a community in their Babylonian exile that their fate is not the result of God's abandoning them, but a consequence of their abandonment of God.
David Noel Freedman has been General Editor and a contributing coauthor of the Anchor Bible series since its inception in 1956.
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