Sandmel, Samuel

   American biblical scholar. He was born in Dayton, Ohio. He served as a Hillel rabbi at Yale University and was professor of Jewish literature and thought at Vanderbilt University (1949-52). In 1952 he became professor of Bible and Hellenistic liter-ature at the Hebrew Union College. He published studies of Philo and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

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