David Alan Black


  • Professor, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Known for his love for New Testament Greek and passion for teaching, Dave Black is a husband, father, professor, author, preacher, lecturer, web journalist, and (above all) a sinner saved by God’s sovereign grace. Dave currently serves as Professor of New Testament and Greek and the Dr. M. O. Owens Jr. Chair in New Testament Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

He has published over 100 scholarly articles and book reviews in such journals as Novum Testamentum, New Testament Studies, Bible Translator, Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblica, Westminster Theological Journal, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, and Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. To date Dave has authored or edited over books, including The Myth of Adolescence, Learn to Read New Testament Greek, Using New Testament Greek in Ministry, New Testament Textual Criticism, Interpreting the New Testament, Rethinking the Synoptic Problem, and Why Four Gospels?

After graduation from high school in 1970, Dave studied music at the University of Hawaii before leaving for California to attend Biola University. He graduated from Biola in 1975 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, and then enrolled in Biola’s graduate school, Talbot School of Theology, where he majored in New Testament and Greek. Dave graduated from Talbot with his M.Div. in 1980 and then began doctoral studies in New Testament at the University of Basel in Switzerland, where he received his Doctor of Theology (D.Theol.) degree in 1983. He later took courses at Jerusalem University College on Mount Zion in Israel.

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