The sad news reached me that our colleague, Karlheinz Schüssler, has passed away. He died in a tragic car accident in Istria on October 7.
The Coptologists know Karlheinz mainly as the tireless editor of Biblia Coptica. Die koptischen Bibeltexte. He was always very generous, nice and friendly with me. Some years ago, he graciously sent me several volumes of Biblia Coptica and many off-prints of his articles.
We often discussed Coptic manuscripts and have collaborated several times. The last time we spoke was on October 1, a week before his death. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
A terribly sad day. Truly a wonderful man.
This past October week has been a terrible week, for we lost two great scholars who did so much for Coptology.
I also have to inform you that Prof. Rodolphe Kasser died on October 8.
This is indeed sad news. I too benefited from his encouragement and the gracious willingness of Karlheinz to share his research with me.
Please do you know who will continue in his work?
If you refer to Biblia Coptica, I think there is no one to carry it through.
This is indeed very sad news. God bless him.
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