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Patrick William Skehan

Patrick William Skehan, American clergyman, educator. Recipient Pro ecclesia et pontifice medal, 1970. Member Catholic Biblical Association (president 1946-1947, Executive Board 1959-1965, 73-75, treasurer 1978-1980), American Oriental Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Skehan, Patrick William was born on September 30, 1909 in New York City. Son of William F. and Johanna A. (Dwyer) Skehan.

  • Education

    • Student theology St. Joseph’s Sem.

    Career

    • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1933, papal chamberlain, 1954, domestic prelate, 1958. Instructor Catholic U. American, Washington, 1938-1943, assistant professor, 1943-1946, associate professor, 1946-1951, professor Semitic langs., 1951-1980, department chairman Semitic and Egyptian langs. and literature, 1951-1954, 56-65, 67-71. Visiting professor Johns Hopkins, 1947-1958, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy, 1969-1970.

      Annual professor American School Oriental Research, Jerusalem, 1954-1955, director, 1955-1956, associate trustee, 1957-1958, 60-64, consultant pontifical Biblical committee, 1965-1971.

    Works

    • Author: Studies in Israelite Poetry and Wisdom, 1971. Vice chairman editorial board New American Bible, 1947-1970. Publication editor Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1946-1949, associate editor, 1966-1973, 76-80.

      Contributor articles to technical literature Research in Dead Sea Scrolls, 1954-1980.

    Membership

    Member Catholic Biblical Association (president 1946-1947, Executive Board 1959-1965, 73-75, treasurer 1978-1980), American Oriental Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • father: William F. Skehan
    • mother: Johanna A. (Dwyer) Skehan
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    Born September 30, 1909
    Died September 9, 1980
    (aged 70)
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