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Dr. Herb Basser

Professor Herb Basser currently (Winter 2004) teaches New Testament, Conversational Hebrew, Interpretation of Religion and the Gospel of Matthew at Queen's University. An ordained Rabbi, with many years experience as a Hillel Rabbi in Florida and Manitoba as well as a prison Chaplain in Ontario, he is the author of eight books and over a hundred major articles and reviews. He has delivered over 30 scholarly papers and many popular talks, the most recent at Harvard (2003): Coffee and Conversation with Herbert Basser. He has been a visiting professor at Hebrew University, University of California, Harvard University and University of Toronto and has taught full-time at Queen's since 1980. His major areas of expertise are in the history of Judaism and Christianity in the first century and Medieval Commentaries including al texts.