October 17, 2012

Sad News: Frank Cross Died Today

Frank Moore Cross was a giant in the field of Hebrew Bible studies in general and Northwest Semitic epigraphy and the Dead Sea Scrolls in particular. Cross was 92.

I doubt there is anyone in the field who doesn’t own a couple of his books and read dozens of his many papers. I sure do and I have. I’d guess many scholars have cited even more of his books and papers than they have actually read. That’s the way it is with giants.

I met Cross briefly at Gezer in the early 1970’s. But it would be wrong to say that I knew him other than through his work.

Via Zwinglius Redivivus

Posted by Duane Smith at October 17, 2012 3:17 PM | Read more on Hebrew Bible |

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