Ph.D. (New Testament and Old Testament & Historical Theology), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California
Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies, Jerusalem University College and Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
M.Div., Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Biola University, La Mirada, California


  • Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Taylor University
  • Bible Teacher for Taylor University Holy Land Tours
  • Visiting Professor at Jerusalem University College
  • Member of Evangelical Theological Society, Institute for Biblical Research, and Near East Archaeological Society

Selected Publications

The Life and Witness of Peter (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2012) [November].

“Thomas, Gospel of/Acts of,” in Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity (ed., Roger E. Hedlund; New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012), 689.

“The House of Herod” and “The Sanhedrin,” in The Baker Handbook to the Bible (eds., Daniel Hays and Scott Duvall; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011), 621, 637.

“Proclaim it not in the Streets of Ashkelon,” Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin 54 (2009): 11–22.

The Book of Revelation for Dummies (Indianapolis: Wiley, 2008).

The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2008).

Yesterday, Today, and Forever: The Continuing Relevance of the Old Testament (2d ed.; Salem, Wis.: Sheffield Publishing, 2004)

Exploring Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period: A Guide for New Testament Students (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2002).

Teaching Areas and Current Research Interests

  • Biblical Theology
  • Archaeology and Historical Geography of Israel
  • Book of Revelation


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