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David Noel Freedman, Rest in Peace

April 10, 2008

The blogosphere is a buz about the death of David Noel Freedman on April 8th, 2008. He was a giant of the field, a proficient scholar, prodigious editor, and pleasant man.

My interactions with Professor Freedman were conscribed to a few meetings at WESCOR. He was always generous with student papers, seeking to help those of us just coming up through the ranks. On one occasion, I had dinner with him and several other scholars from the regions (including Bill Schniedewind, Beth Alpert Nakkai, Ed Wright and Joel Hunt). But, being the youngest and most junior scholar at the table I was reticent to say much.

He will be sorely missed.

(HT: Targuman, Awilum, and Jim West)

  1. Jim permalink
    April 10, 2008 12:11 pm

    He actually died on the 8th. The announcement didn’t come out till the 9th. Just fyi.

  2. April 10, 2008 2:04 pm

    Thanks ,Jim.

    Noted and corrected.


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