Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel - Gordon Conwell
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Dr. Eckhard J. Schnabel

Mary French Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament

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 associate editor of the Bulletin of Biblical Research, and is widely published in academic journals. He has authored 18 books, including commentaries on Romans and 1 Corinthians in German, over 85 essays and articles, as well as numerous reviews.

Dr. Schnabel’s most recent books include The Book of Acts (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament), Mark (Tyndale New Testament Commentary); and Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days.

He and his wife, Barbara, have two children.


  • Abitur (Friedrich-Schiller-Gymnasium)
  • Lic. Theol (ThM) (Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule)
  • PhD (University of Aberdeen)

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New Testament TheologyPaul's Letter to the Romans

Publications List

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  • Jesus, Paul, and the Early Church: Missionary Realities in Historical Contexts: Collected Essays. WUNT 406. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
  • Jesus in Jerusalem: The Last Days. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.
  • Mark. TNTC 2. Downers Grove, IL: InverVarsity Press, 2017.
  • Der Brief des Paulus an die Römer. 2 vols. Historisch-Theologische Auslegung. Wuppertal: Brockhaus, 2015/2017.
  • The Trial and Crucifixion of Jesus: Texts and Commentary. Co-written with David W. Chapman. WUNT 344. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Repr. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2019.
  • Acts: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Edited by Clinton E. Arnold. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012.
  • 40 Questions About the End Times. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011.
  • Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies, and Methods. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008.
  • Der erste Brief des Paulus an die Korinther. Historisch-Theologische Auslegung. Wuppertal: Brockhaus, 2006.
  • Early Christian Mission, Vol. 1: Jesus and the Twelve, Vol. 2: Paul and the Early Church. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.
  • Law and Wisdom from Ben Sira to Paul: A Tradition Historical Enquiry into the Relation of Law, Wisdom, and Ethics. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1985.
  • New Testament Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2023. xxxviii+1181 pp.
  • Paul’s Letter to the Romans: Theological Essays. Edited by D. J. Moo, E. J. Schnabel, T. R. Schreiner, and F. Thielman. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2023. xix + 396 pp.

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