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Frank Derek Kidner (1913-2008) was an Old Testament scholar and ordained minister in the Church of England. He was the author of several commentaries in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, perhaps most notably, his commentary on the Psalms. He retired in 1978 and died at age 95 in Histon, England (a small village near Cambridge) in 2008.


  • Associate of the Royal College of Music (1933)
  • Ridley Hall, Cambridge (1940)
  • BA, Christ's College, Cambridge (1940)
  • MA, Christ's College, Cambridge (1944)

Ministry (Church of England)

  • Ordained Deacon (1941)
  • Ordained Priest (1942)
  • Curate, St. Nicholas, Sevenoaks (1941-1947)
  • Vicar, Felsted (1947-1951)
  • Permission to officiate in Diocese of Ely, after his retirement (from 1979)


  • Senior Tutor, Oak Hill Theological College (1951-1964)
  • Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge University (1964-1978)

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