|Died||1982 (aged 83–84)|
Norman Henry Snaith (1898-1982) was a British Old Testament scholar and a Professor at Wesley College, Leeds.
Education and early life
Snaith was the son of a Primitive Methodist minister. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, reading mathematics before studying Semitic languages under George Buchanan Gray at Mansfield College.
Snaith became a Primitive Methodist minister, taking up pastoral work until appointed Professor at Wesley College in 1936. He became Principal of Wesley College in 1954, and retired in 1961.
Publications by Snaith
- Studies in the Psalter, 1934
- The distinctive ideas of the Old Testament, 1944
- The Jewish New Year festival, 1948
- The Jews from Cyrus to Herod, 1949
- Mercy and sacrifice; a study of the book of Hosea, 1953
- (ed.) Hebrew Old Testament, 1958
- (ed.) Leviticus and Numbers, 1967
- The Book of Job; its origin and purpose, 1968
- 'Prolegomenon', in Christian D. Ginsburg (ed. and tr.) Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible by Jacob ben Hayyim ibn Adonijah