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Death of Professor John L. Mackay

johnlmackayIt is with a deep sense of sadness that we announce that Principal Emeritus John L Mackay passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday 25th October. He was 70.

Originally ordained and inducted as minister of Rosskeen Free Church in 1980, he was thereafter appointed as Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Studies at the Free Church College in 1983. He was appointed Principal in 2010.

As well as his teaching role at the Free Church College, Prof. Mackay served the Free Church for many years as Senior Clerk of the General Assembly.

A man of immense intellect, John L Mackay was a much sought after lecturer and the author of several Old Testament commentaries which have been highly valued by Bible students all over the world.

We extend our deepest and prayerful sympathies to his wife, Mary along with their two children: John and Fiona.

The funeral service will be at St Columba’s Free Church, Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh on Wednesday, 31 October at 1.30pm.

Interment on Thursday, 1 November at 12 noon at Balintore Cemetery, Easter Ross.