Jacob Neusner, American academic scholar of Judaism, Died at 84

Jacob Neusner was born on July 28, 1932, in Hartford, Connecticut, and died on October 8, 2016.

He was an American academic scholar of Judaism.

Neusner was often celebrated as one of the most published authors in history, having written or edited more than 950 books

He was educated at Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (where he received rabbinic ordination), the University of Oxford, and Yale University.

As of 1994, Neusner had taught at Bard College.

Pirior to that, Jacob taught at Columbia University, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Brandeis University, Dartmouth College, Brown University, and the University of South Florida.

Jacob lived in Rhinebeck, New York.

He was a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

Neusner also received scores of academic awards, honorific and otherwise.

He was a signer of the conservative Cornwall Declaration on Environmental Stewardship, which expresses concern over the “unfounded or undue concerns” of environmentalists such as “fears of destructive manmade global warming, overpopulation, and rampant species loss”.

Jacob Neusner passed away at 84 years old.