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Patrick William Skehan

clergyman , educator.

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