JERUSALEM (Dec. 18)
Prof. Moshe David Cassuto, world-famous Biblical scholar and world expert on the Hebrew language, died here today at the age of 68.
Born in Florence, Italy, Prof. Cassuto received his doctorate from the University of Florence in 1906 and, three years later, was ordained rabbi in the Rabinical College maintained by the Jewish communities in Italy. He was later appointed Professor of Hebrew Language in Literature at the University of Florence. In 1932 he was appointed to the chair of Hebrew Language at the University of Rome where he served until the application of the anti-Jewish laws in 1938, when he migrated to Palestine.