Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sad News: Anson Rainey

SAD NEWS: ANSON RAINEY. News of Anson Rainey's death today has come in from numerous sources. Here is Jack Sasson's notice from the Agade list:
The saddest news from many sources in Israel is that Anson Rainey, a warrior for West Semitic scholarship, died this Shabbat in the early afternoon, after a blessedly brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

He will be buried tomorrow (Sunday, February 20), at 12pm, at the cemetery in Barkan (by Ariel). Shiva'ah will be observed at his home, [snip].

The notice below is taken from the website of the Department of
Archaeology at Tel Aviv University at:

Go there for a list of publications.
May his memory be for a blessing.