H. Neil Richardson 1916–1988
H. Neil Richardson, biblical scholar and archaeologist, died on December 19, 1988, after a brief period in the hospital, following a long illness.
Richardson grew up in Washington State and graduated from the University of Puget Sound. He earned his Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Ph.D. degrees at Boston University. From 1945 to 1957 he was an associate professor of Bible and religion at Syracuse University. He served as annual professor and then director of the American Schools of Oriental Research (now W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research) in Jerusalem during the years 1956–1958. In 1957 he was appointed to the faculty of the Boston University School of Theology, where he taught Old Testament studies until his retirement in 1981.