Grave at the Wolfgottesacker Cemetery in Basel, Swiss

Bo Ivar Reicke (Stockholm, 31 July 1914 – 1987) was a Swedish biblical scholar. He graduated from the University of Uppsala as Master of Philosophy in 1938 and Master of Theology in 1941, in which year he was also ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden. He received his doctorate in theology in 1946 and became associate professor on the Uppsala Faculty.[1] From 1953 to 1984, Reicke was professor of New Testament at the University of Basel.[2]


  • The Disobedient Spirits & Christian Baptism: A Study of 1 Peter 3:19
  • Re-Examining Paul's Letters: the History of the Pauline Correspondence
  • New Testament Era: The World of the Bible from 500 B.C. to A.D. 100
  • The Roots of the Synoptic Gospels
  • The Gospel of Luke
  • The Epistles of James, Peter, and Jude
  • Traces of Gnosticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls?


  1. ^ Bo Reicke, The Disobedient Spirits and Christian Baptism: A Study of 1 Peter 3:19 and Its Context (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2005), p. 9.
  2. ^ Bo Ivar Reicke, David P. Moessner, Ingalisa Reicke Re-examining Paul's letters: the history of the Pauline correspondence reprint 2001- Page 142 "Appendix 2 A Biographical Sketch of Bo Reicke - Bo Ivar Reicke was born July 31, 1914, in Stockholm, Sweden, son of the furniture merchant Ivar Reicke and his wife, Esther, née Danielsson. He attended school in Stockholm, completing ..."