Joseph Fitzmyer, American Roman Catholic priest and professor, Died at 96

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Joseph Augustine Fitzmyer was born on November 4, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died on December 24, 2016.

He was an American Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus and professor emeritus at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C..

Fitzmyer specialized in biblical studies, particularly the New Testament, though he also made contributions to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and early Jewish literature.

Joseph Fitzmyer passed away at 96 years old.

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