Thomas Walter Manson

1893-1958. British biblical scholar. Educated at Glasgow and Cambridge universities, he was Yates professor of NT Greek and exegesis, Mansfield College, Oxford (1932-36); Rylands professor of biblical criticism and exegesis, Manchester University (1936-58). In his greatest contribution to NT scholarship, The Teaching of Jesus (1931), written while he was Presbyterian minister at Falstone, Northumberland, Manson propounded the thesis with which his name is distinctively associated-that the title “Son of man” on the lips of Jesus had corporate significance until the end of His ministry, when it became evident that His disciples were not yet ready to take their share in enduring the destiny of suffering appointed for the Son of Man, and Jesus endured it alone. While he published much of lasting value on the NT epistles and on ministry and priesthood in the church, his most important work was concerned with Jesus and the gospels.