The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Riddle, Matthew Brown

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RIDDLE, rĭd’l, Matthew Brown, American theologian: b. Pittsburgh, Pa., 17 Oct. 1836; d. 1 Sept. 1916. He was graduated from Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, in 1852, and from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1859. He was adjunct professor of Greek at Jefferson College in 1857-58, was pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church, Hoboken, N. J., 1861-65, and of the Second Reformed Church, Newark, N. J., 1865-69. In 1871-87 he occupied the chair of New Testament exigesis at Hartford Theological Seminary, Conn., and from 1887 filled that chair at the Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., until he retired in 1913. He was a member of the American Committee for New Testament revision, an editor of the Standard edition of the Revised Version, and was a revising editor on the Standard American Revised Version of the New Testament (1901). He was one of the editors of Lange's ‘Commentary’; ‘International Commentary’; ‘International Revision Commentary,’ and Myer's ‘Commentary’; edited Robinson's ‘Greek Harmony of the Gospels’ (1885); Vols. VII, VIII, ‘Ante-Nicene Fathers’ and Vols. VI, X, ‘Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers’ (1886).