In memoriam

Louis H. Feldman (1926-2017)


Born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1926, Feldman earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Trinity College before receiving a doctoral degree in classical philology from Harvard University. He joined YU as an instructor in humanities and history in 1955, was appointed a full professor of classics in 1966 and subsequently was named the Abraham Wouk Professor of Classics and Literature. A ...

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Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017)


Giovanni Garbini (1931-2017), one of Italy’s greatest Orientalists, passed away on January 2 in Rome. A Professor at the University of Rome, he wrote extensively about the Ancient Near East and the History of Israel. A free, critical, non-conformist mind in his often-provocative, always-intriguing approach to ancient sources. We will miss him.

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Joseph A. Fitzmyer (1920-2016)


Joseph A. Fitzmyer (1920-2016) passed away on Christmas Eve 2016. He was an American Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus and professor emeritus at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. A Biblical scholar and one of the editors of the Jerome Biblical Commentary (1990), he will also be remembered for his numerous contributions to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second ...

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James M. Robinson (1924-2016)

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James M. Robinson (1924-2016) was Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. Founder and director of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. Widely known for his pioneering work on the Q Gospel and the Nag Hammadi codices.

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Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015)

Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015) was a Finnish scholar. Born in Helsinki, Räisänen received his doctorate in 1969 at the University of Helsinki. He was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Helsinki from 1974 until his retirement (2006). He was internally known for his studies on Paul and the New Testament. Räisänen published his memoirs in Finnish in 2014 ...

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