David Noel Freedman
David Noel Freedman died two days ago on Apr. 8. Dr. Freedman held the endowed chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He was the general editor of several distinguished series, including the Anchor Bible Series (1956-), Eerdman’s Critical Commentaries (2000-), and The Bible in Its World (2000-). He produced over 330 scholarly books. As editor of the Leningrad Codex: A Facsimile Edition (1998), Freedman orchestrated the process by which this beautiful codex—the oldest complete and most important extant manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in the world—became available to the public.
(Bio from the San Diego Natural History Museum website)