Terrible News: James Aitken has Died

The wonderfully learned and immensely friendly James ‘Jim’ Aitken of Cambridge University and world renowned Septuagintalist died peacefully overnight after suffering his second massive heart attack and a short stay in the hospital.

James authored and edited numerous books and authored many articles and journal entries, and was a dear friend and colleague.  We met annually at SBL for breakfast for many years and spent time in wonderful conversation at SOTS on a number of occasions.

His Septuagint scholarship is unsurpassed.  And so is his authenticity as a scholar and a friend.

He is already sorely missed.  May he rest in peace everlasting.