Cultural Background of the Passion Week 

In this episode, Drs. Mikel Del Rosario, Terri Moore, and Darrell Bock discuss the cultural background of the Passion Week, focusing on what it reveals about Jesus, his self-identity, and evidence for the resurrection. 

About the Contributors

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.

Mikel Del Rosario

Dr. Mikel Del Rosario is Project Manager for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center, Adjunct Professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. Mikel co-authors The Table Briefing articles in Bibliotheca Sacra with Darrell Bock, manages the Table Podcast, and helps Christians defend the faith with courage and compassion through his apologetics ministry. He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies with an Emphasis in New Testament Studies from DTS, a Master of Theology (ThM) from DTS and an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Terri Moore

Terri Moore

Dr. Terri Moore holds a B.S. from Mississippi College and a Th.M. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has served as adjunct professor in the NT department of Dallas Seminary since 2010 and is currently adjunct faculty at Criswell College and Dallas Baptist University. Her new book, The Mysteries, Resurrection, and 1 Corinthians 15, will be available soon from Fortress Academic/Lexington Press. In addition to researching and teaching the NT, Dr. Moore enjoys traveling and other adventures with her husband, Darren, and their three children, Jacob, Stella, and Alex.