In Memoriam: Ada Yardeni (1937–2018) – Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 07/02/2018
World-renowned epigrapher Ada Yardeni died on June 29, 2018. A member of the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yardeni had authored numerous publications, including The Book of Hebrew Script: History, Palaeography, Script Styles, Calligraphy & Design (London: The British Library, 2002), which is recognized as the authoritative text on the subject.
Dead Sea Scrolls decoder remembered as grande dame of Semitic paleography – By Amanda Borschel-Dan: The Times of Israel – 5 July 2018
Ada Yardeni, who died this month at 81, combined practical knowledge of calligraphy with scholarly insights on the development of Hebrew to become a world-renowned forgery expert. The woman who intimately knew the scribes of the Dead Sea Scrolls, foremost paleographer Dr. Ada Yardeni, died in Jerusalem on June 29, 2018, following a brief battle against pancreatic cancer.