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In Memoriam Archive
The SBL Necrology List is read at the Annual Business Meeting at the Annual Meeting. The list runs from November to November.

2014 Necrology (November 2013-November 2014)

Ellen B. Aiken (1961-2014)

Robert M. Grant (1917-2014)

Maurice Casey (1942-2014)

Rolf Rendtorff (1925-2014)


Rowan A. Greer III (1934-2014)

William Larkin (1945-2014)
A Tribute to Daniel Harrington from colleague Chris Matthews

 


2013 Necrology (November 2012-November 2013)


Ernest S. Frerichs ( 1925-2013)

SBL has learned that Pauline scholar Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, O.P. of the École Biblique in Jerusalem has died.

SBL has learned of the loss of another scholar and colleague: Robert Dean Kysar(1934-2013)
The Candler School of Theology, Emory University, has posted this notice.
A tribute to Robert Kysar

A tribute to François Bovon (1938-2013)
The Harvard Divinity School has posted this notice

A tribute to Thomas Hoyt, Jr (1941-2013)

Sean Freyne passed away August 5th.
See Larry Hurtados's notice here.

Paul W. Meyer, the Helen H. P. MansonProfessor Emeritus of New Testament Literature and Exegesis at PrincetonTheological Seminary. 

Bernard Grossfeld 1933 - 2013

John D. W. Watts 1921- 2013



Robert Culley 1932- 2013
died June 14, 2013, whilst in palliative care, surrounded by his family after an heroic fight against skin cancer. Dr. Culley was Professor of Old Testament Studies / Hebrew Bible at McGill University (Faculty of Religious Studies and Presbyterian College) from 1966-1997. He was also a past President of CSBS serving in 1981-82. In addition to many articles, monographs, and being the long-time editor of Semeia, Dr. Culley was best known for his writings on the Psalms.
Montreal Gazette notice

Colleagues have sadly learned of the passing of one of the most influential scholars in biblical studies, Professor Geza Vermes(1924-2013). Posts about this loss to humanities, friends, family, and colleagues are listed here:
PaleoJudaica.com
NT Blog
The Times of London


Paul J. Achtemeier, (1927- 2013)
1989 SBL President
 

A tribute to Avigdor (Victor) Hurowitz (1948-2013), by Shalom M. Paul

Peter R. Burton (1952- 2012)



2012 Necrology

Frank Moore Cross, Jr.  (1921-2012)
1974 SBL President

A tribute to Frank Moore Cross  by Peter Machinist
Hershel Shanks honors Frank Moore Cross in an article published this week by Biblical Archaeology Review, reproduced here with permission.
A tribute to Frank Cross, written by Jonathan Rosenbaum, is available on the ASOR Blog


Abraham J. Malherbe (1930–2012)

Itamar Singer (1946-2012)

Marvin W. Meyers (1948- 2012)

Walter Harrelson (1919-2012)
1972 SBL President

 Renowned Vanderbilt Old Testament scholar dies: a tribute in the Vanderbilt News by Ann Marie Deer Owens
Obituary in The Tennessean
A Remembrance By KERRY M. KING for Wake Forest Magazine



Roy Bowen Ward, Jr. (1934-2012)

Walter Wink (1935-2012)

Louis Stulman has written a memorial for SBLmember A. R. Pete Diamond, on the one-year anniversary of his passing.

Jane Schaberg (1938-2012)

Helmer Ringgren 1917- 2012

Milton Schwantes (1946-2012)

David B. Weisberg (1938-2012)

Hans Engler (1927- 2011)

A.F.J. Klijn (1923- 2012)


The following is a paper by Victor Avigdor Hurowitz delivered at a mini-conference held in Lamberts memory at the Hebrew University:

2011 Necrology

Justin Ukpong 1940-2011

C. K. Barrett

W. Boyd Barrick

Hendrikus W. Boers

Simon J. DeVries

Thomas W. Gillespie
A tribute written by President Ian Torrance has been posted on the PTS website.

Friedemann Walter Golka

Brian Hesse

Timothy Dale Howell

Marshall D. Johnson

John McGovern

James Russell Morton

Frederick J. (Rick) Murphy
 News of his passing is available at Holy Cross and in the Boston Globe 


Herbert Opalek

Lee Perry

Anson F. Rainey 
Audio Interviews from the Israel National Radio show: LandMinds

Anson Rainey Memorial (Part I):

Anson Rainey Memorial (Part II)Interview with Dr. Paul Wright

Anson Rainey Memorial (Part III)Interview with Dr. Yigal Levin

Anson Rainey Memorial (Part IV)Interview with Prof. Aharon Demsky
Robert K. Rapa

B. Elmo Scoggin

Alan F. Segal
SBL members and staff alike have shared many warm and remarkable stories about our colleague Alan Segal (1945- February 13, 2011). He left light and learning behind. May he rest in peace.
Joe Klein, TIME's political columnist, has written a lovely post about Alan Segal.
Larry Hurtado, one of Alan Segal’s many, close colleagues has also posted this reflection.


2010 Obituaries
 
 
 
 
Clark Pinnock 1937- 2010
 
Gerald Hawthorne 1925- 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2009 Obituaries

Martin Hengel 1926-2009

An uncut interviewis made available here in Hengel's honour courtesy of John Dickson who conducted this television interview for a 2008 historical documentary.

Obituary in English, from The Telegraph
Harold W. Hoehner 1935- 2009
Obituary offered by Daniel B. Wallace
 

Burton H. Throckmorton 1921- 2009
Bangor Theological Seminary News

Moshe Weinfeld 1925–2009
Obituary offered by Nili Wazana


 
 2008 Obituaries

 Joseph M. Baumgarten1928-2008
Obituary contributed by Lawrence H. Schiffman 

David L. Dungan 1936-2008
Knoxville News Sentinel Obituary

Avraham Biran 1909-2008
Chicago Tribune Obituary

Henry Chadwick, 1920-2008
Obituary by Andrew Louth

Krister Stendahl, 1921-2008
Harvard University Obituary
The New York Times Obituary
Stendahl's 1983 SBL Presidential Address

David Noel Freedman 1922 – 2008
Obituary by William Propp
Freedman's 1976 SBL Presidential Address

Tribute to David Noel Freedman in Biblical Archaeology Review
Los Angeles Times Obituary
 

Roy Melugin 1937- 2008
Obituary by Marvin A. Sweeney


2007 Obituaries


Hendrikus Boers

Brevard S. Childs, 1923-2007

Dame Mary Douglas, 1921-2007

Reginald H. Fuller, 1915- 2007

J. Alan Groves, 1952-2007

Bruce Manning Metzger, 1914-2007

Paul S. Minear, 1906-2007

C.F.D. Moule, 1908-2007

Rev. Robert North, S.J., 1916-2007

Michael Patrick O'Connor, 1950-2007

William L. Petersen, 1950-2006

James F. Ross, 1927 - 2007

John Strugnell, 1930-2007

Thomas F. Torrance, 1913-2007

Edwina Maria (Wyn) Wright, 1946–2007 
 
 
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