Chaim Menachem RabinChaim Menachem Rabin (; 1915–1996) was an Israeli professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages.
Chaim Rabin was born in Giessen, Germany, 22 November 1915, the son of Israel and Martel Rabin. In 1933 he moved to Palestine where he studied first at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1933-1934. He then studied in England, at the School of Oriental Studies of the University of London where he received his BA degree in 1937. In 1939 he was awarded his Ph.D with a thesis entitled ''Studies in Early Arabic Dialects'' at the now renamed School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where from 1938 was employed as a lecturer.
In 1941 he moved to the University of Oxford, where he received his MA, then D.Phil in 1942, with a thesis entitled ''The Development of the Syntax of Post-Biblical Hebrew''. In 1943 he was appointed Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew there, where he continued to teach until 1956, when he returned to Jerusalem.
From 1956 he was Associate Professor, then full Professor of Hebrew Language at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem until his retirement in 1985.
Following his early interest in Arabic dialects, Chaim Rabin's field was all aspects of Hebraic linguistics, in particular, translations of the ancient language of the Bible, the Dead Sea Manuscripts, and the detailed study of ancient medieval codices. He succeeded Moshe Goshen-Gottstein as chief editor of the Hebrew University Bible Project.
Rabin was a pioneer in training Israeli translators. Together with Shoshana Bloom, he established the Hebrew University's Department of Scientific Translation.
Rabin was a member of the Academy of the Hebrew Language. Provided by Wikipedia