Dr. Simon J. Kistemaker (Emeritus)

Professor of New Testament Emeritus

  • New Testament | Faculty | Orlando

Contact Information

Back to List


Calvin College, A.B.
Calvin Theological Seminary, B.D.
Free University of Amsterdam, Th.D.


Dr. Simon Kistemaker joined RTS in 1971 and now serves the Orlando campus as Professor of New Testament Emeritus where he continues to teach occasional elective courses.

A native of The Netherlands, Dr. Kistemaker holds a doctorate from the Free University of Amsterdam. In 2001, Dr. Kistemaker finished his seventh volume in the New Testament Commentary series, which completed the major project initiated by Dr. William Hendricksen. Four of the seven volumes written by Dr. Kistemaker received the Gold Medallion Evangelical Book of the Year Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Kistemaker has also written several books focused on the life and ministry of Jesus as well as numerous scholarly articles and contributions to various reference volumes.

Dr. Kistemaker is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society and served as the organization's secretary for more than ten years. He has traveled to numerous countries to speak and teach.

Students appreciate Dr. Kistemaker's wisdom as well as his kind and gentle spirit. In 2003, the RTS-Orlando community recognized Dr. Kistemaker's substantial contributions to New Testament research by naming its annual academic lecture series in his honor. 




  • "Jesus as Storyteller: Literary Perspectives on the Parables," in Master's Seminary Journal 16:1 (2005), 49-55.
  • "The Authorship of Hebrews," in Faith and Mission 18:2 (2001), 57-69.
  • "The Temple in the Apocalypse," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43:3 (2000), 433-441.
  • "'Deliver this man to Satan' (1 Cor. 5:5): A Case Study in Church Discipline," in Master's Seminary Journal, 3:1 (1992), 33-46.
  • "The Speeches in Acts," in Criswell Theological Review 5:3 (1990), 31-41.
  • "The Acts of the Apostles: History, Names, Sources and Purpose," in Theological Educator 42:3 (1990), 63-70.
  • "The Theological Message of James," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 29:1 (1986), 55-61.
  • "The Structure of Luke's Gospel," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 25:1 (1982) 33-39.
  • "Lord's Prayer in the First Century," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 21:4 (1978), 323-328.
  • "Canon of the New Testament," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 20:1 (1977), 3-14.
  • "Seven Words from the Cross," in Westminster Theological Journal 38:2 (1976), 82-191.
  • "Current Problems and Projects in New Testament Research," in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 18:1 (1975), 17-28.

Contact Us

Whether you're a prospective student, current student, alumnus, donor, or friend of RTS, we would love to hear from you.

  • 2101 Carmel Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226-6318
  • Phone: (704) 366-4853
  • Contact Us Form