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