The article gives an overview of the career of Czech biblist Vladimir Pavel Skrabal OP. We can summarize his life in the following dates: on 1 Nov 1904: born in Babice u Uherskeho Hradiste; on 26 Sept 1923: takes the first vows; on 9 Jul 1928: ordination (Rome); on 15 Jul 1928: his first mass (Babice); on 22 Jun 1929: licentiate (Angelicum, Rome); on 31 May 1930: doctorate (Angelicum, his doctoral thesis: De connexione inter resurrectionem Christi et nostram); from 1930: takes part in education of Dominican clerks in Olomouc; from 1931: occasional correspondent of theological review 'Na hlubinu'; in 1935: sent to Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Française de Jerusalem; during the Second World War: after the closure of Czech universities worked as substitute professor for diocesan seminarists; in 1948: publishes a translation of the New Testament into Czech (imprimatur was awarded on 21 May 1948); on 13 Apr 1950: interned; 5 Sept 1950-28 Feb 1951: clothes-presser in Kraliky; 1 Mar-27 Jul 1951: clothes-presser in Osek; 28 Jul 1951-27 Aug 1952: warehouseman in the glass factory Union in Duchcov; 28 Aug 1952-15 Dec 1955: worker in the forest and field in the state farm in Zeliv; after his release from internment: worked briefly as warehouseman in Frydek, then as maintenance man in the House for abandoned children in Mistek; May-July 1959: worked in hospital; after 1959: in Restaurants and Eating rooms in Ostrava; in the beginning of 1962: his health got extremely worse; in 1963: operation at the beginning of the year, needs permanent treatment, prosecution of State Security - StB (suspected of obstruction of state control of the Churches); on 16 Feb 1964: dies in Mistek; on 20 Feb 1964: buried in Olomouc.
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