John Van Seters

Canadian historian

1935   -  

country of citizenship: Canada
educated at: University of Toronto, Yale University
occupation: historian
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

John Van Seters (born May 2, 1935 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a Canadian scholar of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the Ancient Near East. Currently University Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, he was formerly James A. Gray Professor of Biblical Literature at UNC. He took his PhD at Yale University in Near Eastern Studies (1965) and a ThD h.c. from the University of Lausanne (1999). His honours and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEH fellowship, an ACLS Fellowship, and research fellowships at Oxford, Cambridge, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and National Research Foundation of South Africa. His many publications include The Hyksos: A New Investigation (1966); Abraham in History and Tradition (1975); In Search of History (1983, for which he won the James H. Breasted Prize and the American Academy of Religion book award); The Edited Bible (2006); and The Biblical Saga of King David (2009).
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Abraham in History and Tradition

book by biblical scholar John Van Seters

author: John Van Seters


The Hyksos: A New Investigation

book by John Van Seters

author: John Van Seters


The Pentateuch

author: John Van Seters

In Search of History

author: John Van Seters

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