Mike Holmes informs me that Bruce Metzger died yesterday (Feb. 13 2007). An obituary will appear here shortly. As a textual critic he has had an outstanding influence and an impeccable reputation. It is hard to do justice to his achievement in words now as I write and so I will reserve further comment till I have had more time to reflect. I'm profoundly grateful to God for his writing.
Update: NewsDay, Home News Tribune (courtesy of Novum Testamentum blog, which also records what various blogs are saying), The Trentonian, Christianity Today, Iain Torrance (president of Princeton Theological Seminary), PTS newspage, NJ.com. Press of Atlantic City, John Piper. Memorial service in Princeton 20 Feb, 2 p.m.