Biblical Archaeology Review 32:6, November/December 2006

Strata: Milestones: Tikva Frymer-Kensky (1943–2006)

By Hershel Shanks

Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism in the University of Chicago’s Divinity School and frequent contributor to our magazines, died on August 31 after a four-year battle with breast cancer. She was 62 years old.

Frymer-Kensky was an expert on Assyriology, Sumerology, Biblical studies and Jewish studies In a eulogy her long-time colleague Jeffrey Tigay said that “her brilliance was almost intimidating.”

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