Smith, Morton
(478 words)

American ancient historian and religious scholar. Born Philadelphia 29. 5. 1915, died New York 11. 7. 1991. From 1936, read New Testament studies, Jewish studies and Graeco-Roman religion at Harvard and Jerusalem; 1948 doctorate in Jerusalem; 1957 doctorate in theology at Harvard. 1950–1955 assistant prof. at Brown Univ., Rhode Island, 1956/57 at Drew Univ., New York; 1957–1985 prof. at Columbia Univ., New York.

Work and influence

After training as a scholar of religion, S. worked in four fields: ancient Israel…

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Baltrusch, Ernst, “Smith, Morton”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00669>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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