Died. Kenneth E. Bailey, 85, research scholar, author, Presbyterian career missionary and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament studies, May 23, 2016, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. Bailey was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He spent forty years (1955–95) living and teaching in seminaries and institutes in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem, and Cyprus.For twenty of those years he taught at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut, where he also founded the Institute for Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. From 1985 to 1995 he was on the faculty of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem. In 1990 he accepted the additional responsibility of canon theologian for the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf. He is the author of Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels (2008) and The Good Shepherd: A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament (2014).