died. As anyone even barely acquainted with biblical studies knows, he was a giant in the field. While he specialized in Hebrew Bible, his influence rippled and reverberated throughout biblical studies. My copy of Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic, which has become a classic in the field, is so worn out that the cover has fallen off. I remember the first time I read his analysis of the "Song at the Sea," I was mesmerized.
Jim Davila, who was Cross's student, has a nice reminiscence here.
The New York Times also has an obituary here.
Photo from HDS.