Tuesday, December 07, 2021

R.I.P. Father William J. Fulco, S.J.

SAD NEWS: LMU Jesuit archaeologist remembered as a beloved mentor, brilliant scholar (Angelus News).
Generations of Loyola Marymount University alumni are mourning the loss of a Jesuit who could do it all.

Father William J. Fulco, S.J. died Nov. 29 at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos from pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 85.


Off campus, he was a world-renowned archaeologist and polyglot (fluent in nine languages) whose rare expertise in Aramaic was employed to shape the dialogues of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and several other films throughout the years.

The article reports that he also did consulting work for Mel Gibson's promised sequel to The Passion of the Christ. He was reportedly also a consult on the Punic language for Vin Diesel's long announced but still awaited Hannibal movie. For PaleoJudaica posts on Fr. Fulco and his work, see here and links. Requiescat in pace.

Cross-file under Aramaic Watch and Punic Watch.

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