My professor, Dr. William Schniedewind, has written a wonderful tribute to one of his professors, Dr. Anson Rainey, upon his passing. It has been published on the SBL website here.
A Personal Reflection on the Life and Work of Anson F. Rainey (January 11, 1930–February 19, 2011)
Bill Schniedewind, UCLA
The foreword to The Sacred Bridge concludes by recalling Genesis 6:4 and a time when there were giants in the land. Anson Frank Rainey belonged to a bygone era when giants walked the land, and I cannot help but feel that one of the giants has passed away—my teacher, mentor, and friend, Anson Rainey.
If you get a chance, give it a read.