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Kraeling, Carl H. (Carl Hermann)

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Kraeling, Carl H. (Carl Hermann)

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  • Kraeling, Carl H. (Carl Hermann)

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  • Kraeling, Carl H.
  • Carl Hermann Kraeling
  • Carl Hermann Kraeling

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"Theologian, historian, and an American archeologist; born in Brooklyn on March 10, 1897 and died in New Haven in 1966; he is known for its publications on the synagogue and the Christian chapel of Doura Europos. He studied at Columbia University, and earned his B.D. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1926. He taught New Testament Studies at the Yale University and established the department of Near Eastern languages and Civilizations there. Kraeling served as the president of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) from 1949-1954. He supported the continued study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and encouraged humanitarian awareness for Near Eastern refugees during a turbulent period in the area's history." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Herman_Kraeling)
Kraeling held several positions at Dumbarton Oaks, including: member of the Board of Scholars (1946-1966); Henri Focillon Scholar in charge of Research (1946-1947); Visiting Scholar (1962-1966); and Acting Librarian (1964-1966).


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US LCNAF nr 96012249

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This record was revised by Beth Bayley on November 13, 2013 and Shalimar White on February 17, 2015


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