Presenter Information

Cedarville University


Cedarville, Staley

Start Date

2-7-2006 10:00 AM

End Date

2-9-2006 11:00 AM


Lecture Theme: What Did Jesus Do: Understanding Jesus Through His Actions and a Jewish Lens


Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as professor for spiritual development and culture for the seminary's Center for Christian Leadership. Dr. Bock's special fields of study involve hermeneutics, the use of the Old Testament in the New, Luke-Acts, the historical Jesus, gospels studies, and the integration of theology and culture.

He is a graduate of the University of Texas (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and the University of Aberdeen (Ph.D.). Dr. Bock also completed two years of post-doctoral study at the University of Tübingen, the second as an Alexander von Humboldt scholar (1989-90, 1995-96), where he wrote Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism and the Final Examination of Jesus (WUNT 2 106; Mohr-Siebeck/Baker).

Dr. Bock recently received international recognition for his book Breaking the Da Vinci Code, which made the New York Times' bestseller list for hardcover nonfiction in May 2004 and has been translated into several languages including Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. In addition to many other books, articles, and essays, he has also written several volumes of commentary on the Gospel of Luke for Baker, lnterVarsity Press, and Zondervan.

He is also the New Testament editor of A Biblical Theology of the New Testament (Moody Press) and served as a translation consultant to The Message, The New Living Translation, The NET Bible, and The English Standard Version.

Dr. Bock has written opinion page or expertise pieces for the Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star,,, Human Events, Christianity Today Online, and Religion News Service. He is a frequent guest on interview shows and has offered theological background information for numerous publications and TV shows, including Fox and Friends, The O'Reilly Factor, and the DaVinci Code Special for ABC News. Topics have ranged from defining who evangelicals are for the media, to questions surrounding Jesus studies and the gospels, to issues tied to eschatology, the Middle East and Israel, to how Christianity relates to other world religions (especially Judaism and Islam), Christian views of war, and how Christianity and culture interact.

He is married to Sally and has two daughters and a son. Dr. Bock also serves on staff and as an elder at Trinity Fellowship Church in Richardson, Texas, is a corresponding editor for Christianity Today, and served as President of the Evangelical Theological Society for the year 2000-2001.

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Feb 7th, 10:00 AM Feb 9th, 11:00 AM

2005-2006 Program Overview

Lecture Theme: What Did Jesus Do: Understanding Jesus Through His Actions and a Jewish Lens


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