Darrell Bock

Darrell L. Bock (b. 1954) is a New Testament scholar and research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX. He has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1975), a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (1979), and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen (1983). Bock has also done postdoctoral study at Tübingen University in Tübingen, Germany where he was a Humboldt Scholar. He is an expert on Luke-Acts.

Bock is an Editor at Large for Christianity Today and is a Past President of the Evangelical Theological Society (2000-2001).


Selected publications

  • ed. w/ Mitchell Glaser, To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History. Kregel Academic, 2008.
  • Acts, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Baker, 2007.
  • w/ Daniel Wallace, Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture's Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ. Thomas Nelson, 2007.
  • Can I Trust the Bible? RZIM Critical Questions Discussion Guides. InterVarsity Press, 2007.
  • ed., Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis. Crossway, 2006.
  • The Missing Gospels: Unearthing the Truth Behind Alternative Christianities. Thomas Nelson, 2006.
  • Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study. Baker, 2005 (Vol. 3 of Series).
  • Bible Knowledge Word Study: The Gospels. Cook Communications, 2005.
  • Breaking the Da Vinci Code: Answers to the Questions Everybody's Asking. Thomas Nelson, 2004.
  • Jesus According to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels. Baker, 2002 (Vol. 2 of Series).
  • Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods. Baker, 2002 (Vol. 1 of Series).
  • Purpose-Directed Theology : Getting Our Priorities Right In Evangelical Conversations. InterVarsity Press, 2002.
  • The Bible Knowledge Key Word Study: The Gospels. Cook Communications, 2002.
  • Blasphemy and Exaltation in Judaism. Baker, 2000.
  • ed. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Zondervan, 1999.
  • Luke, NIV Application Commentary. Zondervan, 1996.
  • Luke, InterVarsity Press New Testament Commentary, IVP, 1994.
  • Luke 9:51-24:53, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Baker, 1996.
  • Luke 1:1-9:50, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Baker, 1994.

Online writings