Sunday, June 06, 2010

Jacob Milgrom (1923-2010)

Jim Davila is reporting that legendary Old Testament scholar Jacob Milgrom has passed away.

I have learned much from Milgrom's work. Although I do not agree with all of his ideas, there can be no doubt that he left an indelible mark on biblical scholarship. He was certainly one of the most important Old Testament scholars in the world. Indeed, no one can study the purity laws of the Old Testament or the book of Leviticus without carefully reading and interacting with his work.

He will be sorely missed.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

1 comment:

jonathan said...

Jacob Milgrom was a great scholar, teacher, friend, father, husband, grandfather, great grandfather and Rabbi. He was my teacher for many years and helped me become who I am in the world. Yehi Zikro Baruch
May his memory be a blessing