When I was in seminary, two other seminary classmates (Jim Davis, Steve Beck) and I began to play a game with one another. Here was our game: “Do you know what the initials in a NT scholar’s name stand for?” So, we would come to class with a new set of initials every day. It was a fun game until one of us (I’ll not give names) found about five initials for Edward Schillebeeckx and ruined the fun of finding a name to top. But, at any rate, here are a few and do you know their initials?
By the way, the rules of the game were: (1) a reputable NT scholar, (2) deceased [which we fudged on all the time so some of my list below is of living scholars — but this criteria kept us from using some brand new scholar’s publication], and (3) the questioner had to know for certain what they stood for.
L.C.F. von Tischendorf
We always had some contemporaries too:
J.R.W. Stott (I know, he’s a pastor but he wrote NT books, too)