Monday, September 17, 2007

Nonagenarian NT Scholars

This morning, while perusing commentary discussions of Luke's transfiguration account, I noticed that C. F. (Christopher Francis) Evans--not to be confused with C. A. (Craig A.) Evans--was born in 1909. C. F. Evans's excellent commentary on Saint Luke (London: SCM) was published in 1990, when he was 81. As far as I know, Evans is still alive at age 98. At least he is still listed as a member of SNTS (last updated in April 2006).

This got me thinking of other nonagenarian New Testament scholars. Two others--C.K. Barrett, who turned 90 in May of this year, and Robert McL. Wilson, who turned 90 in February 2006--come to mind right away. If you know of any others, leave a comment and I'll add them to my list.

Update: How could I forget C.F.D. Moule? This book, published in 2003, says he is 94. And he is still listed in the SNTS list.

Update: C.F.D. Moule passed away, aged 98, on October 1, 2007.

Update (24 June 2008): I just learned that C.E.B Cranfield is also a nonagenarian (92 to be precise), and still actively reading recent literature on Paul!

Update (28 June 2010): Jim Davila notes that Robert McL. Wilson passed away on 27 June 2010. He was 94.

Update (28 August 2011): C.K. Barrett passed away on 26 August 2011. He was 94.

Update (7 August 2012): C.F. Evans passed away on 30 July 2012. He was 102.

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