Samuel Zinner

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Samuel Zinner

Samuel Zinner, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002) is a scholar of ancient and modern history, literatures and linguistics, and a Holocaust researcher. He contributed to German Scholars and Ethnic Cleansing 1920-1945 (Oxford/New York: Berghahn Books, 2004), which was awarded the American Library Association’s prestigious “Choice Outstanding Academic Book of the Year Award” for 2005. He has contributed articles to Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Oxford University Press), Religions/Adyan (Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue), and other academic journals. His books and essays on ancient and modern history and literature have been published internationally in a variety of languages.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Zinner concentrated in modern and ancient languages and literatures, history, and Museum Studies, with a further emphasis on archival studies. He has worked on projects funded by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Zinner's video interview program Just Nowhere is available on his Youtube channel at


The Spanish Christian Promotion of the Johannine Comma and the Case of Castilian Jewish Kabbalah (ch. 16 from Recovering Ancient Hebrew Scribal Numerical and Acrostic Techniques) (2019)
Samuel Zinner

This chapter explores the influence of the Šemaʿ Yisraʾel on 1 John 5:7-8 and the interpolation thereto (the Johannine Comma), and the influence of the Johannine Comma in the Zohar, which polemically transforms the Johannine Comma's slogan "these three are one." Some numerical aspects of the Johannine Comma are also explored..