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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264232

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264232.001.0001

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William McKane 1921–2004

William McKane 1921–2004

(p.124) (p.125) (p.126) (p.127) William McKane 1921–2004
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 150 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VI

H. G. M. Williamson

British Academy

There was little in Willie Mckane's background and upbringing to herald the distinguished career as Semitist and Old Testament scholar that would follow. Nor was his path into academia one that would be usual in these days, when the track from Bachelors to Masters and a doctorate seems almost to be a sine qua non. Rather, the fact that McKane arrived where he did by the route that he took is itself testimony to the single-minded, even ascetic, dedication to the rigorous pursuit of excellence which was such a hallmark of his scholarship.

Keywords:   Semitist, Old Testament, biblical scholar, biography, obituary

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