Nicholas de Lange

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Nicholas de Lange
Born (1944-08-07) 7 August 1944 (age 78)
Nottingham, England
Academic background
Alma materChrist Church, Oxford
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge

Nicholas Robert Michael de Lange (born 7 August 1944) is a British Reform rabbi and historian. He is Professor of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Cambridge.

Academic and literary career[edit]

Nicholas de Lange is an emeritus fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has written and edited several books about Judaism and translated numerous works of fiction by Amos Oz,[1] S. Yizhar and A. B. Yehoshua into English. In November 2007, he received the Risa Domb/Porjes Prize for Translation from the Hebrew for his translation of A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz.

He gives lectures on Modern Judaism and the Reading of Jewish texts at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

Rabbinic career[edit]

De Lange is a Reform rabbi who studied with Ignaz Maybaum, a disciple of Franz Rosenzweig. He is the main rabbi of Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Chania.

Published works[edit]

  • Origen and the Jews: Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations in Third-Century Palestine (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications, 25) (1976), Cambridge University Press
  • Apocrypha: Jewish Literature of the Hellenistic Age (Jewish Heritage Classics) (1978), New York: Viking Press
  • Atlas of the Jewish World (1984), Oxford: Phaidon Press
  • Judaism (1986), Oxford University Press
  • "Jesus Christ and Auschwitz" (1997), New Blackfriars Vol. 78, No. 917/918, pp. 308–316
  • An Introduction to Judaism (2000), Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0521460736, pp. 272
  • The Penguin Dictionary of Judaism (Penguin Reference Library) (2008), ISBN 978-0141018478, pp. 400