I have not seen the news elsewhere but Jim is reporting the passing of a giant. I remember very well when I was still an undergraduate and Doug Gropp loaned me his copy of Freedman and Cross’ Early Hebrew Orthography: A Study of the Epigraphic Evidence. His work will continue to form the foundation of so much and serve as an inspiration to so many.
May light perpetual shine upon him.
I’m sad to report that I’ve received word that David Noel Freedman died yesterday, April 8. Details when they become available. He was a giant in the field and will be sorely, sorely missed.
(Via Dr Jim West.)