Monday, February 25, 2013

The Passing of Ralph P. Martin (1925-2013)

It appears that biblical studies has lost another of its most prominent scholars. Word is beginning to spread that Ralph Martin has passed away this morning in Southport  England.

A full bio is not yet available, but I have put together the following from some pages of the publishers he worked with. I will update the post as more information becomes available.

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.


  1. He was a really nice man. When I worked at a local Christian book I would often see him and we would talk for awhile about many things.

  2. may he rest in peace