Death of an Academic Giant: Martin Hengel (1926-2009)



It is regret that I pass on the unwelcomed news of Martin Hengel’s death on July 2nd, 2009 in Tübingen.  A scholar of the Second Temple and Hellenistic periods, Hengel wrote extensively on Judaism and Christian origins. See article written by Larry Hurtado here: Martin Hengel’s Impact in English Speaking Scholarship.

Some of his works include:

Crucifixion in the Ancient World and the Folly of the Message of the Cross

The Son of God: The Origin of Christology and the History of Jewish-Hellenistic Religion (Der Sohn Gottes: D. Entstehung d. Christologie u.d. jud.-hellenist. Religionsgeschichte)

Between Jesus and Paul: Studies in the Earliest History of Christianity

Judaism and Hellenism: Studies in Their Encounter in Palestine During the Early Hellenistic Period (Judentum und Hellenismus)

The Zealots: Investigations into the Jewish Freedom Movement in the Period from Herod I Until 70 A.D (Die Zeloten: Untersuchungen zur Judischen Freiheitsbewegung in der Zeit von Herodes I. bis 70 n. Chr [Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums])

Dorstener Zeitung: Theologe Martin Hengel gestorben

“One of the world’s leading experts on the literature of ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, Prof. Martin Hengel, died on Thursday  in Tübingen. The Protestant theologian, was 82 years old, was reported by the Württembergische Landeskirche in Stuttgart” (from German)

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