Monday, January 11, 2021

Claus-Hunno Hunzinger (1929-2021)

SAD NEWS: Last member of original Dead Sea Scrolls research team dies from COVID-19. The Qumran explorer was 91 years old (Hannah Brown, Jerusalem Post).
The last living member of the Dead Sea Scrolls research team, Prof. Dr. Claus-Hunno Hunzinger, died on January 6 in Hamburg.


His German Wikipedia page is here. As of this writing, it has not been updated to indicate his passing.

Requiescat in pace.

I noted the deaths of John Strugnell in 2007 and Frank Moore Cross in 2012 (additional memories here). Cross was my doctoral supervisor at Harvard University and I also worked closely with Strugnell.

I also noted the death of J. T. Milik in 2006. I never met Milik or Hunzinger.

The original International Team are all gone now. The end of an era.

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