Professor Joshua Blau, 1919-2020

Emeritus Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Max Schloessinger Memorial Foundation Board Member


Joshua Blau (1919-2020) was an Israeli scholar of Arabic language and literature, Professor Emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.] Blau was elected as a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 1968. Blau was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 1983. He has published a number of books and articles on the Arabic and Hebrew languages, and the Semitic languages generally, in Hebrew and English (and occasionally in German).