Saturday, April 10, 2010

Another obituary for Hanan Eshel

ANOTHER OBITUARY for Hanan Eshel, this one in the Jerusalem Post:
Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Hanan Eshel dies at 52
08/04/2010 22:19

World famous researcher passes away after a long battle with cancer.

Prof. Hanan Eshel, a world famous researcher of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bar Kochba Revolt, passed away after a long battle with cancer early Thursday morning. He was 52.

A former head and current faculty member of Bar-Ilan University’s Martin Szusz Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Eshel wrote several books and over 200 articles. He was an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the Qumran settlement, the Second Temple period and the Bar Kochba Revolt of 132-136 CE.

Eshel also served as director of the university’s Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center of Jewish History since the center’s founding more than a decade ago.