Death of Bruce Metzger

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  1. Deacon

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    Bruce Metzger, authority on biblical manuscripts, dies at 93 [LINK]

    Books and commentaries
    • The Text Of The New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, And Restoration (2005)
    • New Testament: Its Background, Growth and Content (2003)
    • The Oxford Essential Guide to Ideas and Issues of the Bible (2002)
    • The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible (2001 with Michael D. Coogan)
    • Greek New Testament (2000 with by B. Aland)
    • Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation : Leader's Guide (1999)
    • Revelation 6-16 (Word Biblical Commentary 52b) (1998)
    • Reminiscences of an Octogenarian (1997)
    • The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance (1997)
    • Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (1994)
    • The Oxford Companion to the Bible (1993)
    • The Reader's Bible (1983)
    • Lexical Aids for Students of New Testament Greek (1969)
    • List of Words Occuring Frequently in the Coptic New Testament (Sahidic Dialect) (1961) available online - note: "occuring" is misspelled in the published title
    • Introduction to the Apocrypha (1957)
    • The Oxford Concise Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible (with Isobel M. Metzger)
    Translations
    • The NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha, Compact Edition (2003)
    • New Revised Standard Version (1989)
    • Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: Revised Standard Version (1977)
    • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha, Revised Standard Version, Expanded Edition (1977)
    • Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: The Apocrypha of the Old Testament (1977)
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  2. Joseph M. Smith

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    A number of years ago, I attended a continuing education seminar at Princeton. Off the parlor of the continuing education center, there was a group of people gathered around tables in another room, the doors to which were glass, so that one could see who was there and what was going on. It was Bruce Metzger and part of the NRSV translation team, diligently at work. It felt like "holy ground" -- to be at the place and in the time where a new translation was being prepared. I've been partial to the NRSV ever since!
     
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    Another soul has departed this life of pain and misery and has entered the haven of rest with Jesus Christ. Our loss is Bruce's gain.
     
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    We have indeed lost a great scholar! :tear:
     
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    It is our loss, but it is definitely his gain. Thankfully, we still have his life's work to enjoy until we meet him in heaven.
     
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    Rob,

    He was a gracious man, and unlike some professors - he was approachable and easy to talk with . . .

    He will be missed.

    May Our Lord comfort his family during their time of grieving.

     

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