Sunday, May 16, 2010

Moshe Greenberg, 1928 - 2010

Moshe Greenberg, a masterful Jewish Biblical Scholar has died this weekend. Among his many contributions to our field, Greenberg is known for his sensitive exegesis, respectful of the self-understanding of the biblical text, for his appreciation of the holistic, final-form of the Scriptures, with all their rich literary and theological integrity, and for the continuing contributions and insights to be found in the premodern classical Jewish interpreters, such as Rashi and Radak. I was privileged to study Ezekiel with Moshe Greenberg during one of his leaves from Jerusalem to teach at Yale.

For a good summary biography by Prof. Jeffrey H. Tigay, click here.

HT: Agade mailing list.


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