Date: Fri Jun 05 1998 - 17:31:56 EDT
Farewell, Allen ~
Your presence is still felt through the excellence of your students...
And welcome back home...
Edward Hobbs wrote:
> With sadness, I convey the message of the death of ALLEN WIKGREN.
> He died a few weeks ago near his home in Wisconsin; one of his sons
> sent me the obituary.
> Allen's name was on the title-page of every Greek New Testament for
> decades; being one of the original four editors of the United Bible
> Societies' GNT. His name finally disappeared when the 4th edition
> (worst of the series!) came out, as he was too old to continue
> working on the committee. He was 91 when he died.
> Allen Wikgren's death completes the passing on of all my teachers in
> Bible and in Jewish & Christian origins: Ralph Marcus (as early as the
> 1950's), Harold Willoughby, Ernest Cadman Colwell, William Irwin,
> Ray Bowman, Paul Schubert, Amos Wilder (my Doktorvater), and now Allen
> Edward Hobbs
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