Ephraim Isaac

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Date of Birth May 29, 1936
Place of Birth Ethiopia
Age 84 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Ephraim Isaac is a scholar of ancient Semitic Languages & Civilization, and African/Ethiopian Languages and Religion. He is the Director of the Institute of Semitic Studies and the Chair of the Board of the Ethiopian Peace and Development Center.

Born: 29, 1936, Ethiopia
Nationality: Ethiopian American
Alma mater: Concordia College, Harvard University
Occupation: Professor

About Ephraim Isaac

Renowned scholar of ancient Semitic Languages & Civilization and African/Ethiopian Languages and Religion and peace activist.

Before Fame

He was the founder and first professor of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University and the namesake of the Ephraim Isaac Prize for Excellence in African Studies.


He established the ad hoc Peace Committee in 1989 in the wake of much violence and bloodshed in his native land. The committee was designed to bring warring factions together to broker numerous bilateral agreements.

Family Life

He was born, raised, and educated early on in Ethiopia, never losing his passion for his birth country.


His efforts for peace ran concurrent with those of Ethiopian religious leader Abune Paulos.

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Latest information about Ephraim Isaac updated on December 02, 2020.

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