Gary and I were both NELC PhD students at Harvard University in the mid-1980s. I remember him as a nice, quiet, and unassuming guy. I once interrupted him in his library carrel to get him to help me move a large desk up to my third-floor apartment. It was really a three-man job, but we just barely managed it.
He was working on the Books of Chronicles back before it was cool. He went on to publish the Anchor Bible Commentaries on 1-2 Chronicles.
Requiescat in pace.
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