Via Jack Sasson-Professor Avalos and I overlapped as NELC doctoral students at Harvard University in the late 1980s. Then in the mid-1990s we both taught in Iowa at different institutions.
Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, succumbed yesterday afternoon to a persistent illness.
Among other contributions, Hector did important work on health care and disability in the biblical and ancient worlds. His Wikipedia page is here. Just last weekend I linked to one of his essays here.
Requiescat in pace.
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