Remembering Martin Bernal

Remembering Martin Bernal by Alex Joffe* Buried deep in the footnotes of Martin Bernal’s first volume of Black Athena is a reference to an undergraduate paper about the Sea Peoples. I no longer have a copy of that paper, nor do I remember what I wrote back in 1980. But as someone who took several […]


Professor Don Wimmer

By: Owen Chestnut, originally from his blog Roses and Razorwire Don Wimmer passed away on Monday, May 23rd. He was 80 years old, former professor at Seton Hall University, and director of excavations at Tall Safut. Don began excavating at Tall Safut in 1982 and I first met him 25 years later in the summer […]


Frank Moore Cross: An Appreciation

EnglishEnglishFrenchPowered by Translate By: Jonathan Rosenbaum Frank Moore Cross, a giant in the field of biblical studies and the ancient Near East, passed away at the age of 91 on October 17,2012. In a field rich with polymaths, Professor Cross stood at the pinnacle for his seminal scholarship, pedagogic devotion, professional leadership, personal warmth and […]


Itamar Singer, obituary

Yoram Cohen, Amir Gilan and Jared Miller have contributed this appreciation of Itamar Singer (posted via the Agade list) Itamar Singer (26th of November 1946 – 19th of September 2012) “Life is bound up with death and death is bound up with life. A human does not live forever. The days of his life are […]


David B. Weisberg, obituary

David B. Weisberg, z”l. It is with profound sadness that we mark the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. David B. Weisberg, Professor of Bible and Semitic Languages at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Dr. Weisberg served HUC-JIR for forty-five years. Beyond the HUC-JIR community, Dr. Weisberg was known for his important contributions […]


Anson Rainey (z’l)

ASOR received the sad news that Prof. Anson F. Rainey (z’l), emeritus professor at Tel Aviv University, passed away today (Saturday, February 19, 2011). The funeral will be tomorrow (Sunday). The details were not immediately available. Anson was a long-time, loyal ASOR member and one of the most accomplished scholars of Semitic languages in the […]

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