John Emerton was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University from 1968 to 1995 and is a former Editor of
Vetus Testamentum and its Supplements (1975-97). His work is characterised by profound learning and rigorous argument. He published detailed articles on a wide range of subjects, not only on the Hebrew language but also on Biblical texts, Semitic philology and epigraphy, Pentateuchal criticism and other central issues in Biblical scholarship, and biographical essays on some modern scholars. The forty-eight essays in this volume have been selected to provide both an overview of Emerton’s influential work in all these fields and easier access to some items which are no longer readily available.
Graham Davies, Ph.D (1975), Cambridge University, was Professor of Old Testament Studies there until his retirement in 2011. He has published monographs and many articles on the Hebrew Bible, inscriptions and the archaeology of Palestine, including
The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology (2011).
Robert Gordon, PhD (1974), Cambridge University, taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Glasgow University from 1969 to 1979 and then in Cambridge from 1979 to 2012. His main research interests include the ancient versions of the Old Testament and Old Testament exegesis.
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