Friday, March 25, 2016

James M. Robinson, 1924-2016

SAD NEWS: JAMES M. ROBINSON reportedly passed away this week. Simon J. Joseph has an announcement on his blog: In Memoriam: James M. Robinson. (HT Mark Goodacre in a private communication.) I also saw announcement at the Facebook page for the St. Shenouda Center for Coptic Studies. Surprisingly, I can find no media announcements and Professor Robinson's Wikipedia page has not been updated.

Professor Robinson was a towering figure in the area of New Testament and early Christianity, perhaps best known for his critical role in the publication of the Coptic Gnostic library from Nag Hammadi. Some PaleoJudaica posts on some of his more recent work are collected here.

Requiescat in pace.