Professor Samuel Greengus, Ph.D., received the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at HUC-JIR’s Graduation Ceremony in Cincinnati. The convocation took place at Isaac M. Wise Temple (8329 Ridge Road) on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm.
Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President, HUC-JIR, said, "Samuel Greengus is a gifted professor at our Cincinnati school who has been a guiding force in the development and growth of our institution for more than four decades. Generations of students have benefitted from his knowledge of Near Eastern Literature, Bible, Rabbinics, Ancient History, and Semetic Languages. His personal gifts of heart and soul have earned him the love of those blessed to call him their teacher."
Dr. Greengus is the Julian Morgenstern Emeritus Professor of Bible and Near Eastern Literature at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. Dr. Greengus has been teaching at the Cincinnati campus since 1963. He has served as Dean of the Rabbinical School from 1979-1984, Director of the School of Graduate Studies from 1985-1990, and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1990-96.
Dr. Greengus's subject areas include Bible; Commentaries; Biblical Theology; Ancient Near Eastern History; Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian, and Sumerian Languages and Literatures. He has also taught on Liturgy, Mishnah, Talmud, and Codes.
Dr. Greengus earned an M.A. in Judaic Studies and a Ph.D. in Assyriology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
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