Friday, June 11, 2010
The Death of Jacob Milgrom
Jacob Milgrom, a conservative rabbi, a well-known biblical scholar, and the professor emeritus of Near Eastern studies at the University of California at Berkeley, died on June 6 in Jerusalem of a brain hemorrhage related to a fall. Milgrom was 87.
Jacob Milgrom was best known for his comprehensive three-volume commentary on Leviticus published in the Anchor Bible series.
You can read more about Jacob Milgrom’s life and scholarship in the Jewish Weekly and in Haaretz.
HT: Jim Davila
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
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