Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hector Avalos, 1958-2021

SAD NEWS: Hector Avalos has Died (Jim West, Zwinglius Redividus).
Via Jack Sasson-

Hector Avalos, Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, succumbed yesterday afternoon to a persistent illness.

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.

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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