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Dr. Roy Ciampa

  • Professor of New Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:



  • B.A. (Gordon College)
  • M.Div. (Denver Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (University of Aberdeen, Scotland)


  • The First Letter to the Corinthians (Pillar New Testament Commentary, with Brian S. Rosner, Eerdmans, 2010)
  • The Presence and Function of Scripture in Galatians 1 and 2 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1998)


Bible Translation, New Testament Studies, Cross-Cultural Ministries, Pauline Epistles, Biblical Theology, Biblical Interpretation

Professional Interests:

Bible Translation


Dr. Ciampa, a native of New England, came to Gordon-Conwell after 12 years of cross-cultural experience, having taught at two different theological schools in Portugal, where he also collaborated with the Bible Society in the revision of its contemporary translation of the Bible.

He is an ordained minister and serves on the Board of Overseeing Elders at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA. Dr. Ciampa is a member of several professional organizations and fellowships. These include the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research and the Evangelical Theological Society. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Nida Institute for Biblical Scholarship of the American Bible Society and a regular participant in the annual Nida School of Translation Studies. He is co-mentor of the Gordon-Conwell Doctor of Ministry track in Bible Translation and a regular contributor to the faculty forum, Every Thought Captive.

Dr. Ciampa’s scholarly interests include Bible translation, exegetical methodology, contemporary hermeneutics, early Jewish and Christian interpretation of Scripture, and biblical theology. He is particularly passionate about helping people become careful interpreters of Scripture who are also especially alert to the ethical implications of their interpretations and applications of the Bible.

His personal interests include enjoying New England’s lakes, beaches and countryside, motorcycling, boating, supporting the local sports teams, traveling and attending an occasional musical.