J. Alec Motyer

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John Alexander Motyer
Born (1924-08-30)August 30, 1924
Dublin, Ireland
Died August 26, 2016(2016-08-26) (aged 91)
Nationality Irish
Occupation Priest, Scholar, Lecturer, Academic, Seminary presidents
Academic background
Education Trinity College Dublin, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
Academic work
Discipline Biblical studies
Institutions Clifton College
Tyndale Hall
Trinity College
Notable works The Prophecy of Isaiah
Isaiah (TOTC)

John Alexander 'Alec' Motyer (30 August 1924 – 26 August 2016)[1] was an Irish biblical scholar. He was Vice-Principal of Clifton Theological College and vicar of St. Luke's, Hampstead and Christ Church, Westbourne (Bournemouth) (1981 - 1989), before becoming Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. He spent his later years in Poynton, Cheshire.

Motyer was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin where he received BA, MA, and BD degrees. He trained to become an Anglican minister at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Tremper Longman III describes him as a "competent and popular expositor",[2] while Tim Keller has said that Motyer and Edmund Clowney were "the fathers of my preaching ministry".[3] By contrast, Motyer's own opinion of himself was, "I’m not really a scholar. I’m just a man who loves the Word of God.”[4]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • ——— (1959). The Revelation of the Divine Name. Tyndale Old Testament lecture, 1956. London: Tyndale Press]]. OCLC 7051352.
  • ——— (1966). The Richness of Christ: Studies in the Letter to the Phillippians. London: Inter-Varsity Fellowship. OCLC 1577277.
  • Motyer, J. Alec; Guthrie, Donald; Davidson, Francis, eds. (1970). The New Bible Commentary, revised. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. OCLC 82785.
  • ——— (1974). The Day of the Lion: The Message of Amos. Voice of the Old Testament (1st ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-877-84766-3. OCLC 1177056.
  • ——— (1984). The Message of Philippians: Jesus Our Joy. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-877-84310-8. OCLC 10123382.
  • ——— (1985). The Message of James: The Tests of Faith. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-877-84292-7. OCLC 11784054.
  • ——— (1988). The Message of Amos: The Day of the Lion. Bible Speaks Today (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-877-84283-5. OCLC 21720519. - reissue of the 1974 title.
  • ——— (1993). The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-81593-7. OCLC 28065746.
  • ——— (1999). Isaiah. Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-84220-9.
  • ——— (2001). The Story of the Old Testament: Men with a Message. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. ISBN 978-0-801-01230-3. OCLC 47297620.
  • ——— (2005). The Message of Exodus: The Days of Our Pilgrimage. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-830-82427-4. OCLC 57893888.
  • ——— (2009). Roots: Let the Old Testament Speak (Revised ed.). Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications. ISBN 978-1-845-50506-6. OCLC 502141550. - reissue of The Story of the Old Testament
  • ——— (2011). Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications. ISBN 978-1-84550-654-4. OCLC 1074494778.
  • ——— (2013). Preaching?: Simple Teaching on Simply Preaching. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications. ISBN 978-1-781-91130-3. OCLC 858656243.
  • ——— (2016). Psalms by the Day: A New Devotional Translation. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus Publications. ISBN 978-1-781-91716-9. OCLC 2948705912.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jones, Marcus (26 August 2016). "Bible Speaks Today editor Alec Motyer dies aged 91 - premier". Premier. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  2. ^ Tremper Longman III, Old Testament Commentary Survey, 2nd ed. (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999), 150.
  3. ^ Mesa, Ivan. "Whom Do Tim Keller and Don Carson Look Up To?". The Gospel Coalition. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  4. ^ "J. Alec Motyer - Banner of Truth". 2000-05-09. Retrieved 2016-08-31.

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