Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013)

I just heard the news that Ralph Martin has recently passed away. John Byron has put together this short bio:

Ralph P. Martin retired from his position as distinguished scholar in residence at Fuller Theological Seminary and previously at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University. He was formerly professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and associate professor in biblical studies at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of numerous studies and commentaries on the New Testament, including Worship in the Early Church, the volume on Philippians in The Tyndale New Testament Commentary series, and James in the Word Biblical Commentary, for which he also served as New Testament editor.

I shall best remember Martin for his work on the Christ-Hymn of Philippians, his theology of Mark, commentary on James, and his much underestimated New Testament Foundations..

May he rest in peace and rise in glory!

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  • Dan Reid

    And co-editor of Dictionary of Paul and His Letters as well as Dictionary of the Later NT and Its Developments! You can find a (dated) bio of him in Worship, Theology and Ministry in the Early Church: Essays in Honor of Ralph P. Martin (Sheffield, 1992)

  • TW

    Just got his Philippians commentary a few days ago and have been reading through it while preparing to preach this week. RIP, Ralph Martin.