Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sad News: The Passing of Hanan Eshel

Hanan Eshel, known best to me as author of The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State, has passed away today.

His book was a very good synthesis attempting to place the DSS in a wider historical context. His scholarship on Second Temple Judaism was top notch. He will be missed.

My condolences to his family and friends.

The news of his passing was reported here, among other places.

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