|Born||Norman Henry Snaith|
|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 of Old Testament at Wesley College in 1936. He became Principal of Wesley College in 1954, and retired in 1961. In 1957, Snaith was president of the Society for Old Testament Study.
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