Sunday, July 05, 2009

PROFESSOR MARTIN HENGEL - 1926-2009. I've just learned the sad news that Martin Hengel passed away on 2 July. There's a brief Wikipedia article on him here. See also Larry Hurtado's article, "Martin Hengel's Impact on English-speaking Scholarship" in Expository Times 20.2 (2008): 70-76 (requires a paid personal or institutional subscription to download, but Michael Bird has an excerpt here). Professor Hengel's contribution to New Testament and Second Temple Judaism studies was vast. Requiescat in pace.