Author Archives: Gabriele Boccaccini

Roland de Vaux (1903-1970)

Roland de Vaux (1903-1970) was a French Domenican priest and scholar. From 1934 until his death lived in Jerusalem at the Ecole Biblique. Led the excavation of Qumran (1951-56) and the study of the manuscripts, becoming one of the major supporters of the Essene Hypothesis.

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Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a German Alsatian scholar, theologian, musician, philosopher and physician. Born January 14, 1875 in Kayserberg, Alsace-Lorraine, then a German province. A world-class organist who specialized in the music of Bach, Schweitzer gave concerts throughout Europe. Studied philosophy and theology at Tübingen, receiving his doctorate in 1899. His dissertation at the Protestant theological faculty at Strasburg, Geschichte ...

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Charles Guignebert (1867-1939)

Charles Guignebert (1867-1939) was a French scholar, a pupil of Joseph-Ernest Renan, and from 1919 a professor of History of Christianity at Sorbonne University. Guignebert followed a strictly rationalist approach to ancient sources, without any concession to the theses of the religious apologetics.

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Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1858-1938)

Claude Goldsmid Montefiore (1858-1938) was a Jewish-British scholar and rabbi, leader of English Liberal Judaism, in 1890 founder and editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. Unusual for the time and energy he devoted to the study of Christianity, and for his sympathetic attitude towards Jesus and Paul. Forerunner of the Jewish-Christian dialogue.

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Robert Henry Charles (1855-1931)

Robert Henry Charles (1855-1931) was a British scholar and theologian at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. At the turn of the century, Charles emerged as the leading authority in the study of the OT Pseudepigrapha and Jewish apocalypticism and arguably, the most influential British scholar in shaping the nascent field of Second Temple Jewish studies.

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George Foot Moore (1851-1931)

George Foot Moore (1851-1931) was an American Old Testament scholar. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on October 15, 1851. Moore graduated from Yale University (1872) and Union Theological Seminary (1877). Ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1878, Moore pastored the Putnam Presbyterian Church in Zanesville, Ohio until 1883 when he left the ministry for an academic career. Hitchcock Professor of ...

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Emil Schürer (1844-1910)

Emil Schürer (1844-1910) was a German scholar. German Protestant scholar and theologian. Born at Augsburg. Professor at Leipzig and Göttingen. Author of the most influential 19th-century comprehensive introduction to the history and literature of Second Temple Judaism. Thanks to his work the study of Judaism “in the time of Jesus” became a standard topic in scholarship.

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Agnes Smith Lewis (1843-1926)

Agnes Smith Lewis (1843-1926) was a British scholar. With her twin sister Margaret Dunlop Gibson, Agnes Smith was a pioneering woman scholar in the field of Semitic Studies. Hers was the discovery of the Codex syrus sinaiticus in the monastery of St. Catherine in 1892.

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