Dropsie College Theses

Dropsie College Theses

 

The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning [ http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/rbm/at250/dropsie/ak.pdf ], chartered in March of 1907, was the first state-accredited academyouic institution in the world to confer Ph.D. degrees in Judaic Studies. By the time it closed its doors in 1986, Dropsie College had awarded over two hundred doctorates and dozens of M.A. degrees. In 1988, Dropsie reopened under a new name, ‘The Annenberg Research Institute,” at a new address, 420 Walnut Street, located in historic Center City Philadelphia, and with a new mission as a post-graduate research center. In 1993, it merged with the University of Pennsylvania and is today called the “Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.”

The Library at the Katz Center (LKCAJS) is home to the institutional records and academic fruits of Dropsie College over the course of its eight decades of existence. According to the 1984-1985 annual Dropsie College Bulletin, pp. 44-58, the following degrees were conferred between 1912 and 1983:

  • Doctor of Philosophy: 236
  • Doctor of Education: 10
  • Master of Arts: 17
  • Master of Arts in Education: 18

The following honorary degrees were conferred:

  • Doctor of Hebrew Letters, Honoris Causa: 20
  • Doctor of Literature, Honoris Causa: 18
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa: 27
  • Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa: 28

The total number of degrees conferred (Ph.D., M.A., and Honorary) was 374.

Penn’s Scholarly Commons now provides digital reproductions of all the extant theses submitted to the College.

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"Moses Almosnino, His Ethical and Other Writings": A Study of the Life and Works of a Prominent, Sixteenth Century, Salonikan Rabbi, Charles J. Abeles

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Qāsim Amīn and the Beginnings of the Feminist Movement in Egypt, Mary Flounders Arnett

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Ancient Near Eastern Temple Assemblies: A Survey and Prolegomena, John Arthur Bloom

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Neo-Babylonian Texts from the John Frederick Lewis Collection of The Free Library of Philadelphia, Raymond B. Dillard

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Central Community Agencies for Jewish Education, Abraham P. Gannes

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Middle Eastern Citrus Industries and Their Markets, Daniel Garniek

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Narsai's Homilies on the Old Testament As a Source for His Exegesis, David George

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Beth- Yaacob: Comentary on the Kusari by Jacob Ben Hayyim Vidal Farrisol, Edited from Three Manuscripts, Aaron Giat

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A Philological and Critical Commentary of The Amarna Correspondence from Central Palestine, Including Texts and Translations of the Letters of Lab'aya, Milkilu, Zimredda and Shipti-Ba'lu, Paul R. Gilchrist

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An Historical Study of Adult Hebrew Language Instruction in Palestine from 1917 to 1948 and of Its Continuation in Israel's Ulpanim 1948 to 1960, Sylvan J. Ginsburgh

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The Economic Life of the Jews in Poland as Reflected in Yiddish Literature (1914-1939), William M. Glicksman

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The Development of the Natural Method (Ivrit Be-Ivrit) in the Teaching of Hebrew in Jewish Schools in Modern Times, Elazar Goelman

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Halakhah in Josephus and in Tannaitic Literature: A Comparative Study, David Goldenberg

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A Literary Study of a Sixteenth Century Manuscript in the Kaufmann Collection (Kaufmann Ms. 539), Nathan Greenbaum

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Rabbinic Education in the United States, 1867-1939, Eli B. Greenwald

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Samson Raphael Hirsch as an Educator, Ernest Gundersheimer

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Themes and Symbols of the Poetry of Leah Goldberg, Hanoch Guy

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A Survey of 65 Kenicott Mss. of the Book of Joshua, Abraham Handelman

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Progressive Education and Its Influence on Jewish Education in the United States, 1900-1965, Shalom Handelman

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The Ideology of the Sabbath: A Study in Comparative Religion, Clifford W.P Hansen

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Assyro-Hebraic Relations in Sargonid Times, Clyde E. Harrington

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The Peshitta to Nehemiah, A Textual-Critical Analysis, R. Laird Harris

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The Jewish War of Josephus: A Semantic and Historiographic Study, Gohei Hata

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The Apocryphon of John: A Text Edition, Translation, and Biblical and Religious Commentary, Andrew K. Helmbold

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Evaluation in Jewish Education in the United States with Special Emphasis on Testing, 1910 - 1965, A. Hillel Henkin

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Cursings in the Hebrew Bible and in Related Literature, Ban Sik Hong

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Half a Century of Jewish Education in the United States and Israel as Reflected in A.M. Dushkin's Thought and Work, Yaacov Iram

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Jewish Summer Camps in the United States and Canada, 1900-1969, Daniel Issacman

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Syntax and Emphasis in Deuteronomy 4-11, Edgar O. Johnston

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A Study of the Political Aspects of the Druze Law, Fawaz Kamal

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Judaism and Jewish Education in Horace M. Kallen's Philosophy of Cultural Pluralism, Louis Kaplan

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Arabic Folk Songs Among Iraqi Jews, Latif S. Khayyat

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The Annals of Tabari: The Caliphate of al-Mu 'Tamid, Philip M. Kimmelfield

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A History of Gratz College, 1893-1928, Diane A. King

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Some Foreign Elements in the Sudanese Religions, James E. Kirkland

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Relations between the Eisenhower Administration and the American Press during the Suez and the Lebanon Crises, 1956 and 1958, Robert J. Kirsch

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The Meaning of the Niphal in Biblical Hebrew, George L. Klein

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The Ha-BI-ru, Meredith G. Kline

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Folklore in the Book of Judges, Ralph S. Kresge

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Labaya of Shechem and the Politics of the Amarna Age, George Kufeldt

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A Critical Edition of Canticles Rabba - Chapter One: Edited on the Basis of Three Manuscripts and Early Editions, Samuel T. Lachs

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The Aims and Methodology of Jewish History Textbooks in the Intermediate Grades of the Jewish School in America, William B. Lakritz

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Dina D'Malkhuta Dina (The Law of the Kingdom is the Law), Leo Landman

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Semitic Phonemes with Special Reference to the Ugaritic and in the Light of the Egyptian Evidence, William S. LaSor

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The Designation of Foreign Territory in Assyrian Royal Inscriptions of the Sargonid Period, Richard C. Lederman

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The Educational Philosophy of Conservative Judaism and the Curriculum of Its Elementary Schools, Herbert K. Lerman

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Obaidah di Bertinoro; Contributions to Mishnaic Commentary, Israel D. Lerner

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Abraham Savasorda and His So-Called Encyclopedia: The Yesode Ha-Tebunah U-Migdal Ha-Emunah, Its Influence Upon the Development of European Mathematics and Its Place in the History of Mathematics, Martin Levey

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Israel ben Joseph: Halakist, Talmudist and Bible Exegete of the Thirteenth Century and his Sefer Mizwot Zemaniyot, Joseph Levitsky

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The Jewish Community in Mexico: Its Life and Education, Jacob Levitz

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Egyptian and Its Hebraic Affinities, Timothy Tao-liang Lin

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The Foundation of Reverence by Abraham Ibn Ezra: Edited, Translated and Annotated, Reuben J. Magil

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A Critical Study of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, Alfred Mall

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The Leading British Press on Three Crises in the Middle East: 1947-1957, Neville J. Mandel

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The Combinatory Method in Ugaritic Exegesis, Lawrence N. Manross

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A Pioneer in Jewish Education: Eliezer Rieger 1896 - 1954, Alvin Mars

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Jewish Fate in the Poetry of Bialik and Chernikhovsky: A Study of Criticism and Interpretation, Abraham Marthan

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A Semantic Study of Anatomical Terms in Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Biblical Literature, Foster R. McCurley Jr.

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Hebrew and Aramaic Words in the Cuneiform Records, John Meighan

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Mistake of Fact and Ignorance as a Defense in Criminal Law of the Talmud and English Common Law, Meyer Minkowich

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The Texts of A and B in the Book of Judges, David E. Montalvo

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The History of Jewish Education in Hungary, Aron Moskowits

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Oral Tradition and the Old Testament: A Critical Challenge, Edward A. Neiderhiser

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Patriarchial Institutions: A Study of the Social Institutions in the Patriarchal Period in the Light of Cuneiform Sources, David Neiman

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The World Outlook of Don Isaac Abravanel and His Historical, Political, and Messianic Works, Ben-Zion Netanyahu

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ʻAbd ar-Raḥmān al-Kawākibī: His Life and Thought, Leo Neubart

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Rabbi Akiba Eger: His Life and Times, Andrej Simcha Neuschloss

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Rabban Simon Ben Gamaliel Nasi at Usha: A Study in Tannaitic Literature, Shalom Novoseller

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Al-Kindi's Treatise on First Philosophy: Translation, Introduction and Notes with a Glossary, Fuad N. Nucho

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The Central Committee for the Relief of Sufferers through the War: Founded 1914, Max S. Nussenbaum

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The Talmud Torah in America: Its Structure, Philosophy and Decline (1860-1960), Edward Orentlicher

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The Genealogies of 1 Chronicles 1-9, William L. Osborne

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The Tannaitic Law of Homicide in Comparison with Roman and English Law, Jonah Ostrow

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Naphtali Herz Wessely: A Study of the Education and Poet, Charles L. Ozer

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The Problem of Religious Reform in Modern Hebrew Literature (1770-1830), Moshe Pelli

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Kushyar Ibn Labban and the Translation of His Kitab Fi Usul Hisab al-Hind with a commentary by Shalom Ben Joseph Anabi, Marvin Petruck

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Neo-Babylonian Documents in the John Frederick Lewis Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Charles F. Pfeiffer

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Mekhilta D'Rabbi Ishmael: A Study in Composition and Context, Elaine A. Phillips

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The Development and History of Railways in Palestine, Israel, and Adjoining Areas, from 1838, Pinhas W. Pick

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A Linguistic Analysis of the Sinuhe Romance, Leon Picon

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The Heder Metukan, Judah Pilch

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Differentiating Features of Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jewish Groups in Metropolitan Philadelphia, Jack Porter

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The Hymns and Prayers to the Moon-God, Sîn, Austin Henry Potts

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Marrakesh, A City in the Process of Change; Studies in Urbanization and Urbanism, Richard Leon Press

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The Development of a Theoretical Basis for Machine Aids for Translation from Hebrew to English, James D. Price

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The Elephantine Ahiqar: A New Edition and Commentary with Special Reference to Babylonian and Hebrew Wisdom Literature, Robert Price

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The Purpose and Direction of Contemporary Reform Religious Schools in the United States and Canada: A Study of Concept and Their Implementation, Seymour Prystowsky

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Representation of the Hebrew Predicators of Existence in the Septuagint, Frederic Clarke Putnam

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Baghdadi Jewish Proverbs and Idioms Collected in Israel with a Linguistic and Folkloristic Commentary, David Rabi

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A Study of Akkadian Personal Names from Mari, Carl G. Rasmussen

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Biblical Correspondences with Nuzi Akkadian, Robert J. Ream

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The Jewish War: Variations in the Historical Narratives in the Texts of Josephus and the Yosippon, Jacob Reiner

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Paul Billerbeck as Student of Rabbinic Literature: A Description and Analysis of His Interpretive Methodology, Daniel J. Rettberg

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Aspects of Ethics and Morality in the Hebrew Bible and Confucian Classics, Song Nai Rhee

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United States Economic Assistance to Israel: 1949-1960, Eldin Ricks

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The Account of the Ancient Israelite Tabernacle and First Priesthood in the Jewish Antiquities of Flavius Josephus, Stuart D. Robertson

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Jewish Education in Vienna between the Two World Wars, Aryeh Rohn

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A Grammar of the Dialects of the Aramaic Incantation Texts, William H. Rossell

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A Century of American Protestantism in the Arab Middle East: 1820-1920, Paul D. Rowden

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Sennacherib's Annals: A Foundational Text Study, G. L. Russell