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Encyclopedia > Moshe Greenberg

Moshe Greenberg is a major scholar in the area of Biblical studies, in the course of a career that has spanned half a century. He has also made major contributions to the study of Semitic languages. Biblical studies is the academic study of the Christian and Jewish Scriptures. ... 12th century Hebrew Bible script The Semitic languages are a family of languages spoken by more than 250 million people across much of the Middle East, where they originated, and North and East Africa. ...


He was born in Philadelphia on 10 July 1928. At the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. in 1954, he studied Bible and Assyriology with E. A. Speiser; simultaneously, he studied post-Biblical Judaica at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn, although the former is the preferred and recognized nickname of the University) is a private, nonsectarian, research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parts of this article contradict each other. ... Assyriology is the historical and archaeological study of ancient Mesopotamia. ... Ephraim Avigdor Speiser (January 24, 1902–June 15, 1965) was University Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. ... For a discussion of Jews as an ethnicity or ethnic group see the article on Jew. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ...


Greenberg taught Bible and Judaica at the University of Pennsylvania from 1964-1970. He holds a chair in Jewish studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has taught since 1970. He has also taught at Swarthmore College, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and the University of California at Berkeley. His former students virtually form a school in Hebrew studies. 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jewish studies also known as Judaic studies is a subject area of study available at many colleges and universities in the Western World. ... The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים) is one of Israels largest and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ... Swarthmore College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in the United States. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ...


He was editor-in-chief of the Ketuvim section of the New Jewish Publication Society of America Version of the Old Testament. Ketuvim is the third and final section of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). ... The New Jewish Publication Society of America Version of the Jewish Bible (i. ... The Old Testament or the Hebrew Scriptures (also called the Hebrew Bible) constitutes the first major part of the Bible according to Christianity. ...


He is the author of ten books and numerous articles. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1961, the Harrison award for Distinguished Teaching and Research by the Danforth Foundation, and the Israel Prize in Bible. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Israel Prize is the most prestigious award handed out by the State of Israel. ...


Some of his publications:

  • Hab Piru, 1955
  • Understanding Exodus, 1967
  • Biblical Prose Prayer as a Window to the Popular Religion of Ancient Israel, 1983. This was considered one of the most important early articles on this newly-broached subject, in which Greenberg offered some social history to guide the study of popular cult among the Israelites. Critics suggested that Greenberg's programme applied only to elite Yahwistic strata.
  • Ezekiel in the Anchor Bible Series 3 volumes, 1983, 1997 and forthcoming.
  • Torah: Five Books of Moses, 2000

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Moshe Greenberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (287 words)
Moshe Greenberg is a major scholar in the area of Biblical studies, in the course of a career that has spanned half a century.
Greenberg taught Bible and Judaica at the University of Pennsylvania from 1964-1970.
This was considered one of the most important early articles on this newly-broached subject, in which Greenberg offered some social history to guide the study of popular cult among the Israelites.
Biblical Prose Prayer (841 words)
Greenberg attributes this neglect in part to the fact that this material is embedded in narratives and could theoretically be part of the narrators' art and not a faithful reflex of actual prayers.
The same social analogy, Greenberg suggests, may lie at the root of the classical-prophetic evaluation of worship as a gesture the acceptance of which is contingent on the worshipper's adherence to the values of God.
Greenberg argues that the centuries-long persistence of classical prophecy without institutional support bespeaks a certain degree of public receptivity (however latent) to the prophets' doctrines, a receptivity which he credits to the popular life of prayer.
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