Tributes: Herbert A. Davidson

Published: May 7, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is saddened to announce the passing of Professor Herbert A. Davidson (1932-2021), Professor Emeritus of Hebrew. Information about the funeral arrangements can be found at The department owes Dr. Davidson a great debt, and offer our heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.


I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Herbert Davidson. May his family never know sorrow again. He was a very moral and courageous man filled with wisdom and goodwill. May his soul rest in peace and his memory be for a blessing.

— Dr. Nancy Ezer (NELC)

Herbert will be dearly missed as a humble colleague and sincere friend. תנצב״ה.

— Dr. Yona Sabar (NELC)