Anson F. Rainey
rainey@post.tau.ac.il

CURRICULUM VITAE
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS


Senior Scholar
-- Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and Semitic Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Full Professor since 1981.

Adjunct professor of Historical Geography, Bar Ilan University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Personal -- Born Jan. 11, 1930, Dallas, Texas. U.S. and Israeli Citizen.  Married with one child.  Soc. Sec. No. 568-32-9192; U.S. Passport No. 70081828  (exp. Dec 18, 2006); Israeli Passport No. 8295871 (expires 18.12.2004). Israeli ID No. 0120138-2.

Education

            1943-1946     Brown Military Academy, San Diego, CA.  H.S. Diploma

            1946, Fall            "            "               "          Jr. College

            1947-1949     John Brown University, Siloam Spgs., Ark.  B.A. Aug.,

                                    1949, in  Religious Education.

            1951-1955     Calif. Baptist Theol. Seminary, Covina, CA.  M.A. 1953,

                                    thesis:  "The Influence of the Septuagint on the New

                                    Testament Usage of the Term Kúriow";  B.D. 1954,

                                    thesis:  "The Progression of Soteriological Thought in the

                                    Old Testament";  M.Th. 1955, thesis:  "The Role of

                                    Kingship in Israel's Culture."

            1955-1956     University of California, Los Angeles.  B.A.  in History

                                    with Honors, August 1956.

            1957-1962     Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.  M.A. in Mediter-

                                    ranean Studies (non-thesis), 1959, Ph.D. in Mediterranean

                                    Studies, 1962, dissertation:  "The Social Structure of

                                    Ugarit," Univ. Microfilms, Ann Arbor.  Revised edition

                                    published in Hebrew Jerusalem, 1967.

            1960-1961     Hebrew University, Jerusalem, special student in

                                    archaeology and ancient languages.

            1962-1964     Hebrew University, Jerusalem, post-doctoral student in

                                    Egyptian and Semitic Languages.

Professional Experience

            1947-1948     Asst. Commandant, S. Calif. Military Academy and

                                    Brown Military Academy of the Ozarks.

            1949-1951     Social Worker, San Bernardino County Welfare Dept.,

                                    CA.

            195l-1952      Youth Worker, Community Center, San Bernardino, CA.

            1953-1954     Teaching Fellow, Calif. Baptist Theol. Seminary, Covina,

                                    CA.

            1954-1956     Assistant Professor, Calif. Baptist Theol. Seminary.

            1956-1957     Salesman and Dept. Manager, Fedway Stores, Pomona,

                                    CA.

            1961-1962     Research Assistant, Mediterranean Studies Dept.,

                                    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

            Since 1962    Lecturing in Historical Geography of the Land of the

                                    Bible, Institute for Holy Land Studies (now

                                    Jerusalem University College), Jerusalem, Israel

            1963-1966     Instructor in Semitic Languages, Tel Aviv University

            1966-1967     Lecturer in Semitic Languages, Tel Aviv University

            1967-1970     Senior Lecturer in Semitic Languages, Tel Aviv

                                    University

            1970-1981     Assoc. Prof. of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv

                                    Univ.

            1981-1998     . Full Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and

                                    Semitic Linguistics, Tel Aviv Univ.

            Since 1998    Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures and

                                    Semitic Linguistics, Tel Aviv Univ.

            Since 1982    Adjunct professor of Historical Geography at Bar Ilan

                                    University.

            Since 1999    Adjunct professor of Historical Geography at Ben

                                    Gurion University of the Negev.

            2001               Visiting professor of Ancient Semitic languages,

                                    University of California, Los Angeles, Fall Term

            2002               Visiting Professor of Semitic Languages, Konkuk

                                    University, Seoul Korea, Spring term.

Academic Honors and Awards

            1957-1962     Graduate Study Fellowships, Brandeis University

            1960-1961     Government of Israel Award for one year study in Israel

            1962-1964     Warburg Scholarships for post-doctoral study at the

                                    Hebrew University

            1976-1977     Research Fellowship, American Council of Learned

                                    Societies, for sabbatical research on the el-Amarna letters

                                    at Harvard University

            1980-1981     Travel Grants, Research for Peace Project, Tel Aviv Univ.,

                                    to collate the el-Amarna Tablets in the Cairo Museum

                                    and other inscriptions from the 18th and 19th Dynasties

                                    in Egypt, with emphasis on materials pertaining to

                                    Semitic Linguistics and Historical Geography.

            2001               Travel grant from the Center for Epigraphic Studies, Bar

                                    Ilan University, for collating Amarna tablets in the United

                                    Kingdom.

            2002               Grant as visiting research scholar, University of

                                    Melbourne, Australia, August-September.

 

Volunteer on a dig!!! Publications in Archaeology Current Projects The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology