Prof. Anson Rainey, one of the leading scholars of the ancient near east in recent decades has passed away. Anson was an extraordinarily gifted linguist, historian and historical geographer, who made substantial contributions in a wide range of fields of ancient near eastern studies. Perhaps the most important being his studies on the Amarna correspondance and the masterful atlas of the bible “The Sacred Bridge“.
He will be missed!
The funeral will be held tomorrow, at 12 noon, at the cemetery in Barkan.
Yehi Zichro Baruch!