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Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel

  • Mary French Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:

2012

Degree(s):

  • Abitur (Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium)
  • Lic. Theol (Th.M) (Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule)
  • Ph.D. (University of Aberdeen)

Publications:

  • A. Books
  • Law and Wisdom from Ben Sira to Paul: A Tradition Historical Enquiry into the Relation of Law, Wisdom, and Ethics. WUNT 2.16. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1985. 428 pp
  • Law and Wisdom from Ben Sira to Paul: A Tradition Historical Enquiry into the Relation of Law, Wisdom, and Ethics. Reprint. Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2011, 428 pp
  • Inspiration und Offenbarung: Die Lehre vom Ursprung und Wesen der Bibel. TVG Allgemeine Reihe. Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus, 1986. 264 pp.
  • Inspiration und Offenbarung: Die Lehre vom Ursprung und Wesen der Bibel. TVG Allgemeine Reihe. Zweite Auflage. Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus, 1986. 264 pp
  • B. Edited Books
  • with Heinz-Werner Neudorfer, eds. Das Studium des Neuen Testaments. Band 1: Einführung in die Methoden der Exegese. Wuppertal: R. Brockhaus, 1999. 403 pp.
  • with Stanley E. Porter, eds. On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries. Texts and Editions for New Testament Study 8. Leiden: Brill, 2012. xxxvii + 493 pp.
  • with Gordon Isaac, Reformation Celebration: Implications of Martin Luther’s Theology and Actions for the Life and Ministry of the Church Today. Edited by Gordon Isaac and Eckhard J. Schnabel. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2018. xvii + 266 pp.
  • C. One Volume Commentary Contributions
  • with David W. Pao. “Luke.” In Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. Edited by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007, 251– 414.
  • “Romans.” In The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Edited by G. M. Burge and A. E. Hill. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012, 1223–1273
  • “Romans.” In CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018
  • “1 Corinthians.” NIV Zondervan Study Bible. Edited by D. A. Carson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015, 2324–2357
  • D. Essays, Journal Articles
  • “Law and Wisdom in the Mishnaic System.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 17 (1987) 104– 111
  • “Evangelikale Theologie in Asien: Ein Portrait der Asia Theological Association.” Evangelikale Missiologie 2 (1988) 21–26
  • “Das Johannesevangelium und die Frage der Historizität: Anmerkungen zur jüngsten Forschungslage.” Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 2 (1988) 49–84
  • “Der biblische Kanon und das Phänomen der Pseudonymität.” Jahrbuch für evangelikale Theologie 3 (1989) 59–96
  • E. Lexicon and Dictionary Articles
  • “Abendmahl.” In Das Große Bibellexikon. Band 1. Edited by Helmut Burkhardt, Fritz Grünzweig, Fritz Laubach, Gerhard Maier. Wuppertal and Gießen: R. Brockhaus and Brunnen, 1987, 3–6
  • “Bekenntnis.” In Das Große Bibellexikon. Band 1. Edited by Helmut Burkhardt, Fritz Grünzweig, Fritz Laubach, Gerhard Maier. Wuppertal and Gießen: R. Brockhaus and Brunnen, 1987, 179–180
  • “Bekehrung.” In Das Große Bibellexikon. Band 1. Edited by Helmut Burkhardt, Fritz Grünzweig, Fritz Laubach, Gerhard Maier. Wuppertal and Gießen: R. Brockhaus and Brunnen, 1987, 178–179
  • “Bergpredigt.” In Das Große Bibellexikon. Band 1. Edited by Helmut Burkhardt, Fritz Grünzweig, Fritz Laubach, Gerhard Maier. Wuppertal and Gießen: R. Brockhaus and Brunnen, 1987, 187–190

Biography:

Noted New Testament scholar Dr. Eckhard Schnabel joined Gordon-Conwell in 2012 with over 30 years of extensive experience in teaching, ministry, research and scholarship.

Fluent in English and his native German, as well as six ancient languages and four research languages, Dr. Schnabel brings a global perspective to the Gordon-Conwell community. He was involved in cross-cultural missions in Latin America, Europe and Asia for over 20 years before moving to Deerfield, Illinois, to teach at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and engage in preaching and teaching ministry in various venues. Dr. Schnabel also taught at theological schools in seven foreign countries, including China, Belgium, Philippines, Poland, Sri Lanka, Canada and Germany.

He is a member of the Society for New Testament Studies, Tyndale Fellowship, Evangelical Theological Society, Institute of Biblical Research and Society of Biblical Literature.

Dr. Schnabel has held numerous editorial responsibilities, including his current appointment as associate editor of the Bulletin of Biblical Research, and is widely published in academic journals. Has authored 10 books and over 75 essays and articles, contributed countless reviews and commentaries, and translated seven books into German, including Francis Schaeffer’s How Should We Then Live? The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture.

Dr. Schnabel’s most recent books include Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies, and Methods; The Book of Acts, an exegetical commentary on the New Testament; and 40 Questions on the End Times.

He and his wife, Barbara, have two children.

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