George Wishart Anderson 1913–2002


in Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263938
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734236 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

George Wishart Anderson 1913–2002

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George Wishart Anderson was appointed Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology at Edinburgh University in 1962. In 1968, after the retirement of N. W. Porteous as Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, the title of Anderson's chair was changed to Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies. He taught Hebrew to undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts, and lectured on the Old Testament to candidates for the ministry of the Church of Scotland and for the degree of BD. In addition, Anderson taught graduate students, not only from the United Kingdom, but also from various countries, including several from South-East Asia. He was an active member of the Society for Old Testament Study. From 1957 to 1966 he edited the Society's annual Book List, which contains brief reviews of books that had recently been published on the Old Testament and related subjects and is an invaluable bibliographical aid to those interested in biblical studies.

Keywords: Hebrew; Old Testament; biblical studies; biography; obituary

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