Memorials -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
Volume: JETS 37:1 (Mar 1994)
Article: Memorials
Author: Anonymous


John W. Cawood

John W. Cawood was born April 8, 1931, in Tampa, Florida. He enrolled at the University of Miami to study engineering but decided to prepare for full-time Christian service two and one-half years later. He then transferred to The King’s College in Wilmington, Delaware, where he received his B.A. degree in 1953. He next studied at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he received his Th.M. degree in 1957 followed by his Th.D. degree in 1959. That same year John was ordained to the gospel ministry.

John taught at Miami Bible Institute from 1959 to 1963, where he also served as registrar. He began a thirty-year teaching career at Philadelphia College of Bible in 1963. John was honored as Faculty member of the year” in 1978. He served as chairman of the pastoral studies department for five years and as chairman of the division of Biblical studies for twenty years. He co-hosted a study tour of Israel in 1983 and authored several books, including Let’s Know the Bible and The New Tongues Movement, as well as numerous articles. He traveled widely as a conference speaker and was in great demand for pulpit supply. John had been a member of the ETS since 1969, and at the time of his death he was an elder of the Davisville Baptist Church in Southampton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

John was married to Patsy Lee Jernigan for 41 years. He is survived by his wife and two children, J. Scott Cawood and Laura L. Broadbelt, and seven grandchildren. After a lengthy illness John went home to be with his Lord on September 24, 1992, at the age of 61.

Raymond Bryan Dillard

Raymond Bryan Dillard was born on January 7, 1944, in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in 1962. Ray was graduated from Bob Jones University with his B.A. degree in 1966 and three years later received his B.D. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. In 1975 he was awarded the Ph.D. degree from Dropsie University. He completed other studies at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Tel Aviv. He held memberships in the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the Institute for Biblical Research.

He authored numerous articles as well as commentaries on 2 Chronicles and Joel, plus a forthcoming introduction to the OT. He also served on

translation committees for the NIV and was working on the book of Esther for the Biblia Hebraica Diplomatica, a new critical edition of the Hebrew text being produced under the auspices of the United Bible Societies.

Dillard’s entire academic career of 24 years was spent at Wes...

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