Emmett L. Bennett, Jr 1918-2011

It is with sadness that I learned that Emmett L. Bennett, Jr. died on December 15th. A giant among classicists, Bennett was the author of over 60 works including ten books. Abnormal readers know that while my principal research focus is on the Hebrew Bible within its larger Near Eastern cultural environment, I sometimes dabble in things that extend further west into the Mediterranean. As a result of that dabbling, I have often encountered Bennett’s work.