Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In Memoriam Ted Herbert

It is with sadness that I pass on the news that my friend the Old Testament textual critic Edward D. Herbert died earlier today (Tuesday), after being diagnosed with cancer about a month ago. He was Vice-Principal of the International Christian College in Glasgow and had carried out significant research on the biblical manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4QSam-a. Significant publications of his include: Reconstructing Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls - A New Method Applied to the Reconstruction of 4QSama (Leiden: Brill, 1997) and '4QSama and its relationship to the LXX: An exploration in stemmatological analysis', in Bernard Taylor, ed., IX congress of IOSCS, Scholars Press, 1997, pp. 37-55.

Ted left behind a moving message to the students of his college, which can be viewed here.

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