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SAD NEWS: John W. Wevers

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  • James Spinti
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    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 26, 2010
      Forwarded from the Agade list.

      James
      ________________________________
      James Spinti
      Marketing Director, Book Sales Division
      Eisenbrauns, Good books for more than 35 years
      Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies
      jspinti at eisenbrauns dot com
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      Phone: 574-269-2011 ext 226
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: jack.m.sasson@... [mailto:jack.m.sasson@...] On Behalf Of Jack Sasson
      Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 1:01 PM
      To: The Agade mailing list.
      Subject: [agade] SAD NEWS: John W. Wevers

      From Paul E. Dion <pauldion@...> came this sad news:
      ===============================================

      Sadly, on July 23, Professor Emeritus John William Wevers, of the
      University of Toronto, passed away at the age of 91. Prof. Wevers was
      struck by a cerebral hemorrhage in the Toronto nursing home where he
      had lived since July 2008. A memorial service will be held in Toronto
      on Sept. 11.

      During his long tenure at the University of Toronto, Prof. Wevers had
      brought the Department of Near Eastern Studies (now merged into the
      Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations) to unprecedented
      complement and quality; he himself became an undisputed master of
      Septuagint Studies during the last decades of the 20th century, having
      produced the critical edition of the whole Greek Pentateuch for the
      Göttingen Septuaginta Unternehmen, and added further text-critical
      studies, translations, and commentaries to each of the five main
      volumes of this edition. Prof. Wevers's knowledge and contribution
      extended to several other languages; he had, in particular, made
      significant contributions to Classical Hebrew scholarship, as well as
      vigorously promoting its study at the University of Toronto.

      Sizable autobiographical sketches are expected to come out, and will
      be announced on the web site of the International Organization for
      Septuagint and Cognate Studies when available.


      [A Festschrift in his honor was published in 1984: DE SEPTUAGINTA.
      Studies in Honour of John William Wevers on his sixty-fifth birthday
      (ed. Albert Pietersma and Claude Cox; Benben Publications:
      Mississauga).

      A brief notice on him with photo is at the website of the Calvin
      Theological Seminary from which he received a Distinguished Alumni
      Award for 2010 <http://www.calvinseminary.edu/events/commencement/2010/distinguishedAlumni.php>.]

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    • Peter Papoutsis
      May his memory truly be eternal. May he rest in the peace of Christ and rise again in the hope of Christ s resurrection.   Peter A. Papoutsis  
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 26, 2010
        May his memory truly be eternal. May he rest in the peace of Christ and rise
        again in the hope of Christ's resurrection.
         
        Peter A. Papoutsis

         

        ________________________________
        From: James Spinti <jspinti@...>
        To: lxx@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Mon, July 26, 2010 12:04:39 PM
        Subject: [lxx] SAD NEWS: John W. Wevers

         
        Forwarded from the Agade list.

        James
        ________________________________
        James Spinti
        Marketing Director, Book Sales Division
        Eisenbrauns, Good books for more than 35 years
        Specializing in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies
        jspinti at eisenbrauns dot com
        Web: http://www.eisenbrauns.com
        Phone: 574-269-2011 ext 226
        Fax: 574-269-6788

        -----Original Message-----
        From: jack.m.sasson@... [mailto:jack.m.sasson@...] On Behalf Of Jack
        Sasson
        Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 1:01 PM
        To: The Agade mailing list.
        Subject: [agade] SAD NEWS: John W. Wevers

        From Paul E. Dion <pauldion@...> came this sad news:
        ===============================================

        Sadly, on July 23, Professor Emeritus John William Wevers, of the
        University of Toronto, passed away at the age of 91. Prof. Wevers was
        struck by a cerebral hemorrhage in the Toronto nursing home where he
        had lived since July 2008. A memorial service will be held in Toronto
        on Sept. 11.

        During his long tenure at the University of Toronto, Prof. Wevers had
        brought the Department of Near Eastern Studies (now merged into the
        Dept. of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations) to unprecedented
        complement and quality; he himself became an undisputed master of
        Septuagint Studies during the last decades of the 20th century, having
        produced the critical edition of the whole Greek Pentateuch for the
        Göttingen Septuaginta Unternehmen, and added further text-critical
        studies, translations, and commentaries to each of the five main
        volumes of this edition. Prof. Wevers's knowledge and contribution
        extended to several other languages; he had, in particular, made
        significant contributions to Classical Hebrew scholarship, as well as
        vigorously promoting its study at the University of Toronto.

        Sizable autobiographical sketches are expected to come out, and will
        be announced on the web site of the International Organization for
        Septuagint and Cognate Studies when available.

        [A Festschrift in his honor was published in 1984: DE SEPTUAGINTA.
        Studies in Honour of John William Wevers on his sixty-fifth birthday
        (ed. Albert Pietersma and Claude Cox; Benben Publications:
        Mississauga).

        A brief notice on him with photo is at the website of the Calvin
        Theological Seminary from which he received a Distinguished Alumni
        Award for 2010
        <http://www.calvinseminary.edu/events/commencement/2010/distinguishedAlumni.php>.]


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      • Pat and Jim Ellis
        I have 4 different LXX Bibles. Three are printed versions: 1. The Apostolic Bible Polyglott 2. The Complete Apostles Bible 3. The Sir Lancelot Brenton edition
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 26, 2010
          I have 4 different LXX Bibles.
          Three are printed versions:
          1. The Apostolic Bible Polyglott
          2. The Complete Apostles' Bible
          3. The Sir Lancelot Brenton edition
          The other is a pdf file stored on my computer:
          4. The NETS (New English Translation of the Septuagint)

          All of them except for the Apostolic Bible Polyglott have the following as part
          of verse 17 in chapter 42 of the book of Job:
          "And Job died, an old man and full of days; and it is written that he will rise
          again with those whom the Lord raises up."

          I thought of that portion of verse 17 when I read what Peter Papoutsis said
          about John W. Wevers, an elderly scholar who died at the age of 9, after
          spending so much of his life in the Word of God.

          That verse is not in my King James Version which I usually use but I have used
          that verse when preaching a funeral some years ago.




          ________________________________
          From: Peter Papoutsis <papoutsis1@...>
          To: lxx@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Mon, July 26, 2010 1:36:23 PM
          Subject: Re: [lxx] SAD NEWS: John W. Wevers


          May his memory truly be eternal. May he rest in the peace of Christ and rise
          again in the hope of Christ's resurrection.

          Peter A. Papoutsis

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