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Israel Scholar Honored by South Africa’s Oldest University

August 10, 1966
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Stellenbosch University, South Africa’s oldest seat of learning, has honored an Israeli scholar, Dr. Abraham Malamat, by conferring upon him membership in the Old Testament Working Group, the highest body of this country’s Biblical scholars in the Afrikaans tongue.

Dr. Malamat is associate Professor of Ancient Jewish History and Bible at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He had been invited by Stellenbosch University to lecture during the institution’s celebration of its hundredth anniversary. He also lectured at Witwatersrand University. Members of the Semitic faculty at Stellenbosch suggested, as they honored the Israeli scholar, that senior theology students here might go to Israel for a “workshop” every three years.

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