[biblical-studies] the death of geza vermes
- With Thanks to Jim West:
from theological musings-
I am deeply saddened to inform you that our dear friend, Professor
Geza Vermes, passed away this morning after a recent recurrence of
cancer. Margaret, Geza's wife, just called with the sad news and
asked that I let you know.
Geza was Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies at Oxford, a Governor
and strong advocate of the Centre, and was recently appointed an
Honorary Fellow of the Centre. His scholarship on the Dead Sea
Scrolls and the Jewishness of Jesus was truly pioneering and
transformative. Geza was also a lovely human being and a friend and
mentor to many of us. He will be deeply missed.
There are no funeral plans as yet but we will notify you if and when
it is appropriate.
May Margaret be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem
and may Geza's memory be for a blessing.
David Ariel, PhD
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
That is quite sad. He was a giant. May he rest in peace.
Jim West, ThD
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