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July 15, 2009

Martin Hengel, 1926-2009

Many readers of this blog will have already learned that a great New Testament scholar, Martin Hengel, died on July 2. In case you have missed it, there is an excellent obituary by Roland Deines at the Society of Biblical Literature site. For those of us who cut our scholarly teeth on Hengel’s scholarship, he was a figure of heroic proportions. I still recall my amazement as I approached my reading of the first English printing of his Judaism and Hellenism—volume one was the text and volume two was “notes and bibliography”! And who else could pour so much into slender volumes on Crucifixion or The Atonement?

Read Deines’s piece and learn more about this remarkable scholar and Christian! Then read one of his books.

Posted by Dan Reid at July 15, 2009 1:05 PM Bookmark and Share


Dan, thanks for the comments on Prof Hengel and my obituary. In posting the obituary a small mistake happened: his birth date should be 1926 and not 1928.


Comment by: Roland Deines at July 16, 2009 2:21 PM

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