Thomas Oden Lambdin

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Thomas Oden Lambdin is one of the leading scholars of the Semitic and Egyptian languages. He was appointed as an associate professor of Semitic Languages at Harvard University in 1964.[1] He retired from Harvard in 1983 and is Professor Emeritus.[2] He was admired not only for his research[3] and his "tireless teaching",[4] but for the quality of his introductory textbooks on Biblical Hebrew, Coptic, Ge'ez and Gothic language. His students John Huehnergard and Richard J. Clifford have written about their experiences as his students.[4]


  • 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.
  • Thomas O. Lambdin (1983). Introduction to Sahidic Coptic. Macon: Mercer University Press.
  • Thomas O. Lambdin (2006). Introduction to the Gothic Language. Eugene: Wipf & Stock.


  1. ^ "Six Linguists Named To Strengthen Dept". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Semitic Scholar Lambdin To Leave University Post". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Linguist Lambdin". Colin D Smith blog. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Mark S. (1989). ""Working With No Data": Semitic and Egyptian Studies Presented to Thomas O. Lambdin". Hebrew Studies. 30: 134-.