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Dale C. Allison Jr.

Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament

Dale C. Allison Jr.
Biblical Studies
109 Hodge Hall

Phone: 609.497.7967
Fax: 609.497.7728
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Dale C. Allison Jr. is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament. He obtained his MA and his PhD from Duke University. His academic research has focused on the historical Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew, the Sayings Gospel (Q), early Jewish and Christian eschatology, inner-biblical exegesis, the history of the interpretation and application of biblical texts, and the Jewish Pseudepigrapha. His book, Constructing Jesus, was selected as “Best Book Relating to the New Testament” for 2009–2010 by the Biblical Archaeology Society. He served for several years as the main New Testament editor for de Gruyter’s international Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception and has been on the editorial boards of New Testament StudiesJournal for the Study of the Historical JesusJournal for the Study of the New TestamentHorizons in Biblical TheologyJournal of Biblical Literature, and Review of Biblical Literature. On a more popular level, he has written books on the Sermon on the Mount, George Harrison, religious experience in the modern world, and death and what might lie beyond. He is currently working on a commentary of 4 Baruch and plans on writing one more big book on Jesus. He is an ordained elder in the PCUSA. 

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of James, International Critical Commentary (Bloomsbury Publishing - T&T Clark International, 2013)
  • Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Baker Academic, 2010; British edition by SPCK); paperback edition, 2013
  • The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009); translated into Italian as Cristo storico e Gesè teologico (Studi biblici 169; Paideia Editrice, 2012)
  • Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present (Baker Academic, 2005)
  • Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and Its Interpreters (T&T Clark International, 2005)
  • The Testament of Abraham, Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (DeGruyter, 2003)
  • Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet (Fortress Press, 1998)
  • with W.D. Davies, An Exegetical and Critical Commentary on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, International Critical Commentary, 3 vols. (T&T Clark International, 1988, 1991, 1997); multiple reprints in hardcover and paperback
  • The New Moses: A Matthean Typology (Fortress Press and T&T Clark, 1993); reprint edition by Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013
  • The End of the Ages Has Come: An Early Interpretation of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus (Fortress Press, 1985); British edition for the series, Studies on the New Testament and Its World (T&T Clark International, 1987)

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