Harold Hoehner Enters Into His Eternal Sabbath Rest

Dr. Harold Hoehner passed away today at the age of 74. Read Dallas Theological Seminary’s tribute to him here. He put the church permanently in his debt with the publication of his massive, conservative (he thoroughly trounced liberal arguments against Pauline authorship) commentary on Ephesians. At any rate, he certainly put me in his debt.


  1. John Dyer said,

    February 12, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    If you have a story about Dr. Hoehner you’d like to tell please share it here: http://www.dts.edu/landing/hoehnertribute/

  2. February 13, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    His commentary on Ephesians (2002) is now his last published book, as far as I know…

  3. February 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Actually, come to think of it, Hoehner was probably 73, not 74, since he died early enough in the year so that he probably hadn’t had his birthday yet.

  4. tim prussic said,

    February 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

    I’ve benefited from Dr. Hoehner’s work on Ephesians. What a massive tome of scholarship that book is! He was helpful in preaching through that epistle.

  5. tim prussic said,

    February 20, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Evidently, his b-day was Feb 12, so that’d make him 74.

  6. Randall Kirkland said,

    February 27, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Here’s my tribute to this dear brother, scholar and model of Christian humility…

    I remember Dr. Hoehner very well from over 30 years ago, and praise God for the way he challenged me to academic excellence and modeled a remarkably gentle spirit. I had the privilege of taking Bib Intro with the famous Hoehner/Waltke team. The problem was I was a new believer with no serious preparation in Bible and was overwhelmed to say the least. I recall as if it were yesterday being assigned a paper on the Galatian issue…North vs South. I barely knew what Galatia was, and had no idea why the topic was important. But I trudged on and wrote a paper that I am ashamed to even remember…not for lack of effort but essentially the product of a clueless new believer.

    When I received my paper back from Dr. Hoehner, all I can say folks is “all of grace”.

    My memories of Dr. Hoehner are entirely filled with admiration of a man with an immense intellect and a humble spirit.


    Randy Kirkland MABS 1976

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