Today's Times has an obituary of James Barr:
Professor James Barr
March 20, 1924 - October 14, 2006
Distinguished Hebraist and biblical scholar who exposed grave flaws in the traditional approaches to philology and exegesis
Update (13.37): just noticed that Tyler Williams had already mentioned The Times obituary.
Update (Thursday, 18.49): Doug Chaplin comments on the revamped Metacatholic -- James Barr and the slow death of the etymological fallacy.
Update (Friday, 7.24): Jim Davila comments on Paleojudaica and Pete Williams comments on Evangelical Textual Criticism.