The Death of Jesus and History

In this episode, Darrell Bock and Woodrow Kroll discuss the historical, religious, and political context surrounding the death of Jesus Christ and what that means for people today.

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) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. 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.

Woodrow Kroll

Woodrow Michael Kroll

For 23 years Woodrow Kroll was the President and Senior Bible Teacher for Back to the Bible, the international radio program where he taught the Bible daily to an audience of 10 million people. He retired in 2013 and immediately began creating and recording the HELIOS projects, a unique way to place a Bible and Christian faith education right in the hands of untrained pastors in economically-challenged countries. Approximately 95% of the world’s pastors have little or no Bible or Christian theology training. Residing in Titusville, FL, Dr. Kroll has been married to Linda for 58 years. They have 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.