Thursday, June 18, 2015

Frank Moore Cross and Wolfhart Peter Heinrichs

THE HARVARD CRIMSON: "MIDEAST SCHOLARS AT PEACE. Among the deceased professors recalled in Memorial Minutes read during Faculty of Arts and Sciences meetings this year, perhaps no duo echoed more resonantly than those honored on May 5: the late Frank Moore Cross, Hancock professor of Hebrew and other Oriental languages, a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls; and the late Wolfhart Peter Heinrichs, Jewett professor of Arabic, a pioneering Arabic philologist and leader in Islamic studies."

Amen. Cross was my doctoral supervisor and Heinrichs taught me Qur'anic Arabic. The latter was also an expert in modern Neo-Aramaic dialects.