Thomas Oden Lambdin

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Thomas Oden Lambdin is one of the leading scholars of the Semitic and Egyptian languages. He is Professor Emeritus of Semitic Languages at Harvard University. He retired from Harvard in 1983.[1]

He is admired not only for his research, but for the quality of his introductory textbooks on Biblical Hebrew, Coptic, Ge'ez and Gothic language.


  • Lambdin, Thomas O. (1958). "The Bivalence of Coptic Eta and Related Problems in the Vocalization of Egyptian". Journal of Near Eastern Studies. 17 (3): 177–193. doi:10.1086/371466. 
  • Thomas O. Lambdin. (1971). Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. Darton,Longman and Todd Ltd. ISBN 978-0-232-51369-1. 
  • Thomas O. Lambdin (1978). Introduction to Classical Ethiopic. Harvard Semitic Studies 24. Missoula, Montana: Scholars Press. ISBN 0-89130-263-8. 
  • Introduction to Sahidic Coptic. Macon: Mercer University Press. 1983. 
  • (2006) Introduction to the Gothic Language. Eugene: Wipf & Stock Publishers


  • David M. Golomb, ed. (1987). Working with no Data: Semitic and Egyptian Studies Presented to Thomas O. Lambdin. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns. 
  1. ^ "Semitic Scholar Lambdin To Leave University Post". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 11 February 2012.