Martin Hengel had been scheduled to give a presentation in April of this year at a colloquium on the Septuagint in Tübingen sponsored by the Institut zur Erforschung des Urchristentums. He unfortunately had to cancel due to illness.
Hengel’s theological studies after the war were delayed for ten years by his family’s need of his help in their textile business. The brother-in-law of a friend of mine, who studied with professor Hengel in Tübingen is the proud possessor of a pair of long underwear produced by Hengela. (“You say you have an autographed copy of a book . . . Well I can top that!”)
See previous “Quote of the Week.”