Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Darrell L. Bock’s Books

Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods

Interest in the historical Jesus continues to occupy much of today¹s discussion of the Bible. The…
June 22, 2021

Darrell L. Bock’s Publication Articles

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

Darrell L. Bock’s Contributions

Getting Equipped for Spiritual Warfare

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Michael Pocock, and Scott Horrell discuss spiritual warfare, focusing on…
June 22, 2021

The Equality Act and Religious Freedom

In this episode, Darrell Bock, Shirley V. Hoogstra and David S. Dockery discuss the Equality Act,…
June 1, 2021

A Christian Perspective on Transhumanism

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Fazale “Fuz” Rana discuss artificial intelligence, focusing on transhumanism…
May 25, 2021

The Dead Sea Scrolls Illuminate Scripture

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario, Drs. Darrell Bock and Craig Evans discuss the Dead Sea…
May 18, 2021

A Christian View of Faith and Films

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and John Priddy discuss Christianity, film, and the arts, focusing…
May 4, 2021

Blended Families

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Ron Deal discuss ministry to blended families, focusing on…
April 20, 2021

CE Chapel: Processing Grief

Dr. Darrell Bock takes a moment to discuss grief and how to process related emotions in…
April 1, 2021

Explaining Differences in the Gospels

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario, Drs. Darrell Bock and Mike Licona discuss differences in the…
March 30, 2021

CE Chapel: Genesis and the Gospel

Dr. Darrell Bock talks with Nika Spaulding, resident theologian at St Jude Oak Cliff in Dallas,…
March 23, 2021

CE Chapel: Finding Your Voice

Dr. Darrell Bock talks with Mikel Del Rosario, Leah Chapman, and Jazmine Sanchez Linares, all current…
February 23, 2021

Is Jesus History?

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario and Drs. John Dickson and Darrell Bock discuss Jesus and…
February 23, 2021

A Marriage Under Stress

In this episode, Darrell Bock and Paige and Josh Wetzel discuss how tragedy tested and strengthened…
February 9, 2021

Virtual Church and Digital Discipleship

In this episode, Bill Hendricks, Leo Strong, Drs. John Dyer, Jonathan Armstrong, and Darrell Bock, discuss…
February 1, 2021

Cultural Engagement and Apologetics

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario and Drs. Darrell Bock and Josh Chatraw discuss cultural engagement,…
January 25, 2021

Theology of Stewardship

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Scott Talbot discuss stewardship, focusing on planned giving and…
January 18, 2021

From Hinduism to Christianity

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Kamesh Sankaran discuss Hinduism and Christianity, focusing on Sankaran’s…
January 4, 2021

Sexuality and Ethics

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock, Gary Barnes, and Doug Rosenau discuss sexuality and singleness, focusing…
December 28, 2020
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

Was the Virgin Birth Copied from Other Religions? – Classic

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, Mikel Del Rosario, and Mary Jo Sharp discus…
December 21, 2020
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The Christmas Story and History

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario and Drs. Darrell Bock and Joe Fantin discuss the historical…
December 14, 2020
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

How to Discover Your Giftedness – Classic

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Bill Hendricks discuss giftedness, focusing on what it…
December 7, 2020

Preaching Biblical Characters

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Reg Grant discuss the art of preaching biblical…
November 10, 2020
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

Cultural Engagement, Politics, and The Gospel – Classic

In this classic episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Dr. Russell Moore discuss cultural engagement, focusing on…
November 3, 2020
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

A Glimpse of the African-American Church

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Eric C. Redmond discuss key distinctives of African-American…
October 20, 2020
Dr. Bock recording The Table podcast

The Bedrock of Christianity

In this episode, Mikel Del Rosario and Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Justin Bass discuss historical…
October 13, 2020
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