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Darrell L. Bock

Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, University of Texas, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1983; postdoctoral study, Tübingen University.

Dr. Bock has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. He is a well-known author of over thirty books on biblical topics. Some of his articles have appeared in leading journals and periodicals, including many secular publications. He has done a variety of media shows, including work with ABC, CNN, Day of Discovery, and John Ankerberg shows. He has blogged on culture and Scripture for over seven years and has been a part of the weekly Texas Faith blog at the Dallas Morning News since its inception. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction, and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. He is married to Sally (for thirty-eight years) and is a father of two daughters and a son, and has three grandchildren.

Darrell L. Bock
office:
HCCL 204
phone:
214-887-5251
email:
website:
http://blogs.bible.org/bock/
social:
  • NT305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • NT320 - The Gospel of Luke
  • NT405 - New Testament Study and the Life of Christ
  • BS1002 - New Testament Backgrounds
  • BS1003 - Hermeneutics
  • NT1001 - History of New Testament
  • NT1002 - New Testament Theology
  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
Books
Contributions
  1. "'Who Is This Son of Man?' The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus." Library of New Testament Studies (JSNTS) , no. 390 (2011). 78-100.
  2. "A Brief Reply to Robert Miller and Amy-Jill Levine." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus , no. 9 (2011). 106-10.
  3. "Faith and the Historical Jesus: Does a Confessional Position and Respect for the Jesus Tradition Preclude Serious Historical Engagement?." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus , no. 9 (2011). 3-25.
  4. "Is That All There Is? A Response To Lara Guglielmo's' 11Q13, Malchisedek, Coreference, and Restoration of 2 18." Enoch , no. 33 (2011). 73-76.
  5. "Embracing Jesus in a First Century Context: What Can It Teach Us About Spiritual Commitment?." Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care , no. 3 (2010). 128-39.
  6. "Who Do My Opponents Say that I Am? An Investigation of the Accusations against the Historical Jesus." Library of New Testament Studies , no. 328 (2008). 76-94.
  7. "Blasphemy and the Jewish Examination of Jesus." Bulletin for Biblical Research 17, no. 1 (2007). 53-114.
  8. "Will the Real Judas Please Stand Up?." www.beliefnet.org (2006).
  9. "The Jesus and Judas Papers: A Look at Recent Claims about Jesus." www.christianitytoday.com (2006).
  10. "The Good News of Da Vinci: How a Ludicrous Book Can Become an Opportunity to Engage the Culture." Christianity Today 48, no. 1 (2004). 62-62.
  11. "Review of 'Paul on Trial: the Book of Acts As a Defense of Christianity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 160, no. 640 (2003). 501-502.
  12. "The State of Missions: an Interview with Luis Bush." Christianity Today 47, no. 7 (2003). 26-26.
  13. "Review of 'Studying the Historical Jesus: a Guide to Sources and Methods.'" Evangelical Review of Theology 27, no. 2 (2003). 189-189.
  14. "Darrell Bock: 'Public Square' Societies Keep Us Honest." Christianity Today 47, no. 2 (2003). 86-86.
  15. "Do Gender-sensitive Translations Distort Scripture? Not Necessarily." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45, no. 4 (2002). 651-669.
  16. "Review of 'The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ: an Investigation of the Collection and Origin of the Canonical Gospels.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 636 (2002). 498-499.
  17. "Review of 'The Unity of Luke-Acts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 635 (2002). 376-377.
  18. "Review of 'Jesus and the Heritage of Israel: Luke's Narrative Claim upon Israel's Legacy.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 634 (2002). 250-250.
  19. "The Purpose Driven ETS: Where Should We Go? A Look at Jesus Studies and Other Example Cases." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45, no. 1 (2002). 3-33.
  20. "Review of 'The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research: Previous Discussion and New Proposals.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 159, no. 633 (2002). 125-127.
  21. "Review of 'Jesus outside the New Testament: an Introduction to the Ancient Evidence.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 631 (2001). 381-381.
  22. "Review of 'Story As History, History As Story: the Gospel Tradition in the Context of Ancient Oral History.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 630 (2001). 245-245.
  23. "Review of 'The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 158, no. 629 (2001). 125-126.
  24. "Review of 'Jesus the Miracle Worker: a Historical and Theological Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 628 (2000). 503-505.
  25. "No More Hollow Jesus : In Focusing so Intently on Jesus the Man, Peter Jennings' Report Missed the Big Picture." Christianity Today 44, no. 9 (2000). 73-73.
  26. "Review of 'The Jesus Crisis: the Inroads of Historical Criticism into Evangelical Scholarship.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 626 (2000). 232-236.
  27. "Review of 'The Historical Jesus in the 20th Century: 1900-1950.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 157, no. 625 (2000). 115-116.
  28. "Review of 'Das Evangelium Nach Lukas. Bd 3/2, Lk 9.51-14.35.'" Review of Biblical Literature 1 (1999). 274-276.
  29. "Why I Am a Dispensationalist with a Small "D"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41 (1998). 383-396.
  30. "Review of 'Luke-Acts: Angels, Christology and Soteriology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 245-246.
  31. "Jesus V Sanhedrin : Why Jesus "Lost" His Trial." Christianity Today 42 (1998). 48-50.
  32. "Review of 'The Book of Acts and Paul in Roman Custody.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 40 (1997). 469-470.
  33. "Review of 'Jesus' Exposition of the Old Testament in Luke's Gospel.'" Evangelical Quarterly 69 (1997). 160-161.
  34. "Key Jewish Texts on Blasphemy and Exaltation and the Jewish Examination of Jesus." Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers , no. 36 (1997). 115-160.
  35. "The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and the Ethics of Jesus." Southwestern Journal of Theology 40 (1997). 63-72.
  36. "Review of 'Theological Lexicon of the New Testament, 3 V.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 249-250.
  37. "My Un-American Faith : Why I Stopped "Doing" All I Could for God." Christianity Today 40 (1996). 21-23.
  38. "Review of 'Septuagint Quotations in the Context of the Petrine and Pauline Speeches of the Acta Apostolorum.'" Biblica 77, no. 4 (1996). 567-570.
  39. "Scandal? A Forum On the Evangelical Mind." Christianity Today 39 (1995). 21-27.
  40. "Review of 'Stewardship and the Kingdom of God: An Historical, Exegetical and Contextual Study of the Parable of the Unjust Steward in Luke 16:1-13.'" Evangelical Quarterly 67 (1995). 270-271.
  41. "Review of 'Luke 9:21-18:34.'" Themelios 20 (1995). 23-24.
  42. "Review of 'Issues in Dispensationalism.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 98-101.
  43. "Review of 'Rethinking the Unity of Luke and Acts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 116-117.
  44. "Review of 'The Death of the Messiah: from Gethsemane to the Grave: a Commentary on the Passion Narratives of the Four Gospels, 2 V.'" Christianity Today 38 (1994). 34-34.
  45. "Charting Dispensationalism : A Group of Progressive Scholars Is Mapping out a Dispensational Theology for a New Era." Christianity Today 38 (1994). 26-29.
  46. "Review of 'The Acts of the Apostles.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 371-372.
  47. "Current Messianic Activity and OT Davidic Promise : Dispensationalism, Hermeneutics, and NT Fulfillment." Trinity Journal 15, no. 1 (1994). 55-87.
  48. "Review of 'Historiography and Self-definition: Josephus, Luke-Acts and Apologetic Historiography.'" Westminster Theological Journal 56, no. 1 (1994). 193-195.
  49. "The Son of David and the Saints' Task : The Hermeneutics of Initial Fulfillment." Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 440-457.
  50. "Review of 'Centering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 375-376.
  51. "Review of 'Luke 1-9:20.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 376-376.
  52. "Review of 'From Jewish Prophet to Gentile God: The Origins and Development of New Testament Christology.'" Criswell Theological Review 6 (1993). 327-329.
  53. "Review of 'Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, V 2: Ex-Ophōnion.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 111-112.
  54. "Review of 'Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 124-124.
  55. "Arrogance Is Not a Family Value." Christianity Today 36 (1992). 10-10.
  56. "Review of 'Gospel and Spirit: Issues in New Testament Hermeneutics.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 496-496.
  57. "Review of 'To Touch the Text: Biblical and Related Studies in Honor of Joseph A Fitzmyer.'" Evangelical Quarterly 64 (1992). 178-179.
  58. "Review of 'Acts.'" Criswell Theological Review 6 (1992). 138-140.
  59. "Review of 'Narrative Theology in Early Jewish Christianity.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 124-125.
  60. "Review of 'A Midrash Reader.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 374-375.
  61. "Understanding Luke's Task : Carefully Building on Precedent (Luke 1:1-4)." Criswell Theological Review 5 (1991). 183-201.
  62. "Review of 'The Progress of Redemption.'" Themelios 16 (1990). 28-29.
  63. "The Use of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts : Christology and Mission." Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers , no. 29 (1990). 494-511.
  64. "Review of 'Understanding Dispensationalists.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 32 (1989). 542-544.
  65. "Review of 'Rethinking Realized Eschatology.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 469-470.
  66. "Review of 'Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 353-354.
  67. "Review of 'Luke the Theologian: Thirty-Three Years of Research (1950-1983).'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 354-354.
  68. "Review of 'Jerusalem: The Temple and the New Age in Luke-Acts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 355-355.
  69. "Review of 'Sharing the Eucharistic Bread: The Witness of the New Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 355-355.
  70. "A Review of The Gospel According to Jesus, by J F MacArthur, Jr, 1988." Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 21-40.
  71. "Review of 'The Gospel According to Jesus.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 21-40.
  72. "Review of 'The First Epistle to the Corinthians.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 101-102.
  73. "Review of 'A Rabbinic Commentary on the New Testament: The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 111-111.
  74. "Review of 'The Bible in the Churches: How Different Christians Interpret the Scriptures.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 30 (1987). 231-233.
  75. "Is Matthew Midrash." Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 157-180.
  76. "Review of 'New Gospel Parallels, V 1: The Synoptic Gospels.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 234-235.
  77. "Review of 'New Gospel Parallels, V 2: John and the Other Gospels.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 234-235.
  78. "Review of 'A Student's Manual of New Testament Greek Accents.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 116-117.
  79. "Review of 'The Uses of the Old Testament in the New.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 29, no. 4 (1986). 488-490.
  80. "Review of 'The Message of 1 Corinthians.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 376-377.
  81. "Review of 'The Uses of the Old Testament in the New.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 279-280.
  82. "Jesus As Lord in Acts and in the Gospel Message." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 146-154.
  83. "Review of 'The Spirit and the Congregation: Studies in 1 Corinthians 12-15.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 182-183.
  84. "Review of 'Daniel and Revelation: Riddles or Realities.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 29, no. 1 (1986). 106-108.
  85. "Review of 'Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 85-86.
  86. "Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New." Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 306-319.
  87. "Review of 'The Ascension of Our Lord.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 28, no. 3 (1985). 346-347.
  88. "Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New." Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 209-223.
  89. "Review of 'The Resurrection Narratives: A Redactional Study.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 282-283.
  90. "Review of 'Colossians, Philemon.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 187-188.
  91. "Review of 'Semantics of New Testament Greek.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 141 (1984). 371-371.
  92. "Review of 'Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 141 (1984). 280-281.
  93. "Review of 'Typos: The Typological Interpretation of the Old Testament in the New.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 140 (1983). 274-275.
  94. "Review of 'The Other Gospels: Non-Canonical Gospel Texts.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 140 (1983). 282-282.
  95. "Review of 'A Christological Catechism.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 140 (1983). 79-80.

Academic Interests

  • Historical Jesus
  • Gospels
  • Luke-Acts
  • Hermeneutics
  • Jewish backgrounds to New Testament
  • Dispensationalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Culture and Christianity

Personal Interests

  • Photography

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