Bachelor, Leeds University, 1954. Master of Arts with Distinction, Leeds University, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney University, 1967.
Lecturer University Sydney, 1962-1967, senior lecturer, 1968-1983, associate professor, 1983-1989, professor, 1990-1997. Acting president Oxford Center for Hebrew Studies, Oxford, England, 1987. Professor emeritus University Sydney, since 1998.
Chairman Mandelbaum House, Sydney, 1990-1995, Hebrew Examiner's Committee, Board of Studies, New South Wales, 1990-1994. Advisory council World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1992-1995.
Sergeant Royal Army Educational Corps, Britain, 1954-1956. Fellow Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (senior associate).
Married Sadie Rose, November 2, 1958. Children: Ann Jacqueline Lakos, Aviva Lesley Rosenfeld.