Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I. Howard Marshall, 1934-2015

SAD NEWS: This weekend brought the sad news of the death of Emeritus Professor I. Howard Marshall, retired from Aberdeen University. I quote the notice by Paul Middleton to the British New Testament Society List:
Colleagues will be saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Ian Howard Marshall at the weekend, aged 81.

Prof. Marshall was Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Aberdeen. He took his MA, BD, and PhD from Aberdeen and began teaching there in 1964, becoming Professor in 1979.

He was the author of dozens of volumes, including commentaries on Luke (NIGTC, 1978), the Epistles of John (NICNT, 1978), Acts (TNTC, 1980), 1 and 2 Thessalonians (NCB, 1983), 1 Peter (IVP, 1991), Philippians (Epworth, 1992), and the Pastoral Epistles (ICC, 1999). He also published many significant books on New Testament Theology and Interpretation, including New Testament Theology: Many Witnesses, One Gospel (IVP, 2004).

Prof. Marshall was a former President of the British New Testament Society, and will be sadly missed.

Dr Paul Middleton
Secretary, The British New Testament Society
Howard was a prolific and massively influential scholar and a very nice guy. I know I have seen him in recent years at the annual British New Testament Conference in September, although I cannot remember if he was there this year in Edinburgh. Other notices of his death: by James McGrath here and by Michael Bird here. Requiescat in pace.

UPDATE: A notice by Mark Goodacre is here, and he links to others.