Dr. Jack P. Lewis passed away on July 24, 2018, just eight months shy of his 100th birthday. Dr. Lewis was one of the founding professors of HST. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Hebrew Union University. Most of his academic career was spent in Old Testament studies, particularly the minor prophets, but he was also an expert in Hebrew language, archaeology of Bible lands, and the history of the English Bible.
Dr. Lewis was more than simply a brilliant and well-respected academic. He taught a Bible class and served as an elder for decades at the Church of Christ at White Station. A long-time member of the Society of Biblical Literature, he began a worship gathering at the annual meeting that continues to this day.
He was a prolific author and continued to publish into his 90s. In 2016, for example, he published The Day after Domesday: The Making of the Bishop’s Bible. This was the first book in over a century on this important early English translation that Shakespeare used and that was used by the translators of the King James Version.
Click here for a list of his publications by date (this document is over 30 pages long!).
You may honor Dr. Lewis in several ways:
- Send condolences to his family at the school address: 1000 Cherry Rd. Memphis, TN 38117
- Make a gift to the scholarship endowment in Dr. Lewis’ honor and a donor will 100% match your gift. Click here to make an online gift (select “Other” at the bottom and type “Dr. Lewis” in the note. For information about mailing a check, click here.
- Select one or more Dr. Lewis’ books for purchase below. A portion of each sale comes to the school without raising your price.
Video Tributes to Dr. Lewis
These are just some of the books written by Dr. Jack P. Lewis over his long career that are still in print. His commentary on the Old Testament is still in process and will be published soon.
These are Amazon affiliate links, so the school does receive a portion of the sale price of each item without adding to your cost.