Monday, August 20, 2012

Marvin Meyer obituary

AN OBITUARY FOR MARVIN MEYER, doubtless only the first of many, has been published in the Orange County Register: Noted biblical scholar, Chapman professor dies at 64.
"If anyone ever loved learning for learning's sake — utterly and unabashedly so – it was Marv Meyer," Chapman University Chancellor Daniele Struppa said in an open letter to university students and faculty. "And he loved even more opening this astonishing world of ideas to his students who had never thought there was a gospel beyond the canonical four."
Background here. Professor Meyer's name has been mentioned many times in PaleoJudaica, including here, here, here, here, here, and here. And for more on the debate over the interpretation of the Coptic Gospel of Judas, see here and links.

UPDATE: Jared Calaway has a post at Antiquitopia which links to some blogger testimonials (including mine) and a 2010 interview with Marv: R.I.P. Marvin Meyer.