Ernest G. Clarke (1927-1997), scholar
From 4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism
Ernest G. Clarke (1927-1997) was a Canadian scholar.
Theologian and Biblical Scholar. Born in Varna, Ontario, Ernest G. Clarke received his PhD in 1962 from the University of Leiden, Netherlands. He was professor of Old Testament Studies at Queen's Theological College in Kingston, Ontario for several years and returned to Victoria College in 1961 as senior tutor and Professor of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Toronto.
Clarke achieved great distinction in Targumim scholarship (Aramaic version of "Old Testament" books), was President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (1967-68), a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, Acting Principal of Victoria College (1988-89), Acting Director of the Graduate Centre for Religious Studies at the University of Toronto (1989-90), and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Victoria College. He was a member of the International Organization for the Study of Targums and the International Society for the Study of the Old Testament.