The Jesus Who Changes People’s Lives!

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The fruit of Dr. Lindsey's labors endures in those who were blessed to have known him.

Dr. Lindsey possessed that quality in an individual which is difficult to find in the church today. His was a rare combination of heart and mind, faith and critical thinking. In Lindsey one could see this unique blend, both in his ministry and in his scholarship.

Lindsey autographs a copy of his new book, A Hebrew Translation of the Gospel of Mark, following the joint press conference that he and David Flusser gave at Baptist House (Oct. 19, 1969; photo: Kurt Ben-Joseph).

A couple of years ago I visited Dr. Lindsey and his wife, Margaret. I shared with them about my work. When I mentioned to him, “The Jesus who comes through as a result of your approach to the Gospels is a powerful figure who changes people’s lives,” his eyes lit up.

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Lindsey in a moment of reflection (circa 1975–1980; photo: Kurt Ben-Joseph).

Following the death of Robert L. Lindsey on May 31, 1995, Jerusalem Perspective magazine published a memorial issue (October-December 1995, No. 49). Included in that issue were eight tributes to Lindsey written by his colleagues and students, including that of Steven Notley above.

How to Know Jesus? Follow Lindsey!” by David Flusser

Practicing What He Preached” by Halvor Ronning

Blessed Be the Faithful Judge!” by David Bivin

To My Teacher, Pastor and Beloved Friend” by Brad Young

A Doer of His Father’s Will” by Joseph Frankovic

Excerpts from a Eulogy” by Ken Mullican

Jesus at the Center” by Dwight Pryor

This article originally appeared in issue 49 of the Jerusalem Perspective magazine. Click on the image above to view a PDF of the original magazine article.

  • R. Steven Notley

    R. Steven Notley

    R. Steven Notley is professor of Biblical Studies at the New York City campus of Nyack College. A member and past director of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research, Notley earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Religions at the Hebrew University (1993). He studied in Jerusalem…
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