This is truly sad news. Stephen Cook is reporting that Prof. Michael O’Connor, perhaps best known for co-authoring the magnificent work Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax with Bruce Waltke, has died of cancer. He was a great scholar and will be sorely missed.
Let light perpetual shine upon him.
Prof. Michael Patrick O’Connor, renown semitist and personal friend of mine, most recently of the Semitics Dept. of Catholic University, died of liver cancer this morning. This came as a huge shock. Apparently, this became known and serious in just a matter of weeks. Michael was always a great friend and supporter of folks and a model scholar for all of us. Also, please keep the Semitics Department students in your prayers, because it is such a small department and this is a huge personal loss
Please read this wonderful memoriam from Jim Esienbraun.