RABIN, Chaim Menachem. Giessen 22.11.1915 — Jerusalem 13.5.1996. Israeli (born in Germany) Linguist and Semitic Scholar. Son of Israel and Martle Rabin. In 1933-34 studies at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, then at S.O.A.S. B.A. 1937 London. Ph.D. 1939 London, in Arabic. In 1938-41 Lecturer at S.O.A.S. After short internment further studies at Oxford: M.A. and D.Phil. 1942, in Hebrew. In 1943-56Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical Hebrew at Oxford. From 1956 Associate Professor, then 1963 full Professor of Hebrew at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, retired 1985. Married Batya.
Publications: Much on Semitics (Arabic dialects, Dea Sea Scrolls, etc.), also wrote on Indo-Aryan and Dravidian loans in Hebrew (in Hebrew).
Sources: Who’s Who Tamil Res. 1968; Wikipedia.