yesterday was the 100th anniversary of claus westermann's birthday. claus is a famous german OT scholar and very prolific writer. he has written many key commentaries and books on different areas in the OT including prophets, wisdom literature, psalms and pentateuch. he is also well known as an OT form critic. the reb has been interacting with his works for many years and part of the doctoral studies is a critique of westermann's form-critical work on isaiah 40-66.
long live westermann!!