March 11, 1942 – January 21, 2015
(May he rest in peace.)
His works Aramaic Sources of Mark’s Gospel (1998) and An Aramaic Approach to Q (2002) were some of the first books I read when I was getting into Aramaic source criticism, and where I have disagreed with a number of his reconstructions (as have many others!) they will forever be within the cornerstone of literature in that field, as he was the very first to seriously set about the task with consistency.
His death is a great loss.