Saturday, October 20, 2012

Frank Moore Cross, NY Times Obituary

I'd like to join with the many others who have expressed their appreciation for the work of Frank Moore Cross who died last week.  The New York Times has an obituary:

Frank Moore Cross, Biblical Scholar, Dies at 91
By William Yardley
Frank Moore Cross, an influential Harvard biblical scholar who specialized in the ancient cultures and languages that helped shape the Hebrew Bible and who played a central role in interpreting the Dead Sea Scrolls, died on Tuesday in Rochester. He was 91.
The obituary is very well done, and I particularly enjoyed reading the note that "Dr. Cross often sequestered himself in his study at home until late into the night".

4 comments:

Durtal said...

Very sad to hear of Dr. Cross' passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I certainly benefited from his fine scholarship and insight. One of the 20th Century greats of biblical study. He will be sorely missed by friends, family, collegues (I don't think he had an peers in the strict sense of the word) and all who read his works.

theologyarchaeology said...

I have been waiting for Goodacre to start screaming plagerism again.

Mark Goodacre said...

It's spelled "plagiarism".

theologyarchaeology said...

Sorry about that, my mistake.

by the way I fill out the form that comes onscreen everytime I post and put my name in the required spot but it does not show up on your comment page.