|Died||2 October 1994 (aged 86)|
|Occupation||Professor of Biblical Criticism and Antiquities|
|Known for||First editor of the journal, New Testament Studies|
|Board member of||President of the Society of Old Testament Studies|
|Awards||Fellow of the British Academy, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh|
|Education||University of Glasgow, University of Bonn|
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow|
|Institutions||Edinburgh University, St Andrews University<|
From 1942 to 1947 he was minister of Dunbarney.
In 1968 he was President of the Society of Old Testament Studies.
Together with Kurt Aland, Carlo Maria Martini, Bruce M. Metzger and Allen Wikgren, Black served on the editorial committee that established the Greek text and critical apparatuses in the standard hand editions of the Greek New Testament: the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition, published by the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft first in 1979 and revised in 1983) and the United Bible Societies' The Greek New Testament (3rd edition, published by the United Bible Societies in 1983).
He married Ethel M. Hall in 1938.