Ned Bernard Stonehouse

1902-1962. NT scholar. Born at Grand Rapids, Michigan, he became a member of the Christian Reformed Church, and graduated in Arts from Calvin College in 1924. His theological studies were pursued first at Princeton, where in 1927 he received degrees in theology. Awarded the Alumni Fellowship in NT, he continued his researches at the University of Tübingen and the Free University of Amsterdam, which granted him its doctorate in 1929. Thereafter as instructor (1929), assistant professor (1930) and professor (1937) he served the NT department at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, till his death. He was a gentle but penetrating scholar who gave particular attention to the synoptic gospels and to the Book of Revelation. Careful and prudent, he was tireless in his researches; his conclusions were widely respected because adequately based. His works include The Witness of Matthew and Mark to Christ (2nd ed., 1959); The Witness of Luke to Christ (1951); and Origins of the Synoptic Gospels (1963). He edited two posthumous volumes of the work of J. Gresham Machen* and wrote his biographical memoir (1954). Stonehouse was the founding editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament, with which he was associated until his death.