Daily Archives: April 8, 2010

Judean Desert scholar Hanan Eshel dead

Word comes of the passing of Professor Hanan Eshel. Aren Maeir, who taught with Eshel says,

Hanan Eshel, my good friend and colleague from the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, and one of the leading scholars in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bar Kochba Revolt, and many other issues, passed away last night, after a long illness.

Three field guides (Ein Gedi, Masada, and Qumran) by Hanan Eshel were published by Carta last fall. Todd Bolen provides a report and ordering information here.

The photo is taken here from the Trinity Western University web site here.

Hanan Eshel

HT: Joseph I. Lauer; Aren Maeir