William Reed Newell (1865-1956) was born in Savannah, Ohio, and studied at the College of Wooster and Princeton Theological Seminary. After a brief pastoral ministry, he assumed the post of assistant superintendent of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago from 1896 to 1898. Newell then devoted his time to an international teaching ministry. In cities such as Chicago, Buffalo, New York, and Toronto, Newel taught four Bible classes a day to groups of more than one thousand attendees. He is best known for his evangelical commentary series, which includes Revelation: Chapter-by-Chapterand Hebrews: Verse-by-Verse.