Karel van der Toorn
Dutch biblical scholarwd:Q6369407
country of citizenship:
Kingdom of the Netherlands
educated at: Vrije Universiteit
occupation: biblical scholar, university teacher
Karel van der Toorn (born 8 March 1956 in The Hague) is a Dutch scholar of ancient religions. From 2006 to 2011 he was chairman of the Board at the University of Amsterdam, where he was a professor since 1988 and until he became the chairman of the Board.Van der Toorn previously taught at the Utrecht University and the Leiden University. In 2012 he was made a Commander of the French National Order of Merit.
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