Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Joseph A. Fitzmyer (d.2016) is a Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and is a past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and of the Catholic Biblical Association. One of the world’s leading Dead Sea Scroll scholars, he has published three books on the relation of the New Testament to the scrolls, four handbooks on the study of Aramaic texts in the light of the scrolls, and the highly regarded bibliography The Dead Sea Scrolls: Major Publications and Tools for Study (Scholars Press, rev. ed., 1990). Among Fitzmyer’s many other books are the two-volume translation and commentary, The Gospel According to Luke, in the Anchor Bible series (Doubleday, 1981, 1985), and Luke the Theologian: Aspects of His Teaching (Paulist Press, 1989). He also served as co-editor of The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Prentice-Hall 1990).

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