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About The Author
Jacob Neusner (1932–2016)
Jacob Neusner was a research professor of religion and theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advance Theology at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He received his PhD in religion from Columbia University. The author and editor of hundreds of publications on religion and other topics, he was the only scholar to have served on both the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, medals, prizes, and academic awards, and lived in Rhinebeck, New York.