More sad news! Prof. Manfred Goerg has passed away – יהי זכרו ברוך!

Unfortunately, today is a day with a lot of bad news…

My good friend Dr. Stefan Wimmer has just informed me that Prof. Dr. Manfred Goerg, professor emeritus at the University of Munich, passed away two days ago, on Sept. 17, 2012.

Prof. Goerg was a a true innovator in the field of biblical, ancient near eastern, and Egyptological studies. In particular, he closely studied and made important breakthroughs in the relationship between ancient Egypt and the Bible (and the Levant in general). Prof. Goerg was an extremely prolific author and active scholar, and among other activities, for many years he edited the journal Biblische Notizen and founded and edited the series Aegypten und Altes Testament (AeAT; Harrassowitz).

Prof. Goerg also was a close friend of the Tell es-Safi/Gath Project. I was fortunate enough to receive a joint GIF grant with him several years ago, and in addition, as editor of the AeAT series, he agreed to publish the new Safi I report in this series.

Prof. Goerg was also active in promoting interfaith dialogue between Christian, Muslims and Jews.

יהי זכרו ברוך!


One thought on “More sad news! Prof. Manfred Goerg has passed away – יהי זכרו ברוך!

  1. Peter van der Veen

    Indeed I also just heard about this. I am very sad about it. Together with Christoffer Theis, I wrote a paper with manfred Görg on a possible reading of Israel on a topographical block from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin for the JAEI journal of Arizona University. Görg was a great scholar and has contributed to the field of onomastics in such a wonderful way.


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