Craig L. Blomberg (born 3 August 1955) is an American New Testament scholar. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of the New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado where he has been since 1986.[1] His area of academic expertise is the New Testament. This includes parables, miracles, historical Jesus, Luke-Acts, John, 1 Corinthians, James, the historical trustworthiness of Scripture, financial stewardship, gender roles, Latter Day Saint movement, hermeneutics, New Testament theology, and exegetical method.[2] Blomberg has written and edited multiple books. He is married to Frances Fulling Blomberg and has two grown daughters, Elizabeth Little and Rachel Blomberg.

Craig L. Blomberg
Born (1955-08-03) August 3, 1955 (age 64)
EducationPh.D. University of Aberdeen, Scotland; M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; B.A. from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.
EmployerDistinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, Colorado
Known forNew Testament Matthew, parables, miracles, historical Jesus, Luke-Acts, John, 1 Corinthians, James), historical trustworthiness, New Testament theology, stewardship and money matters, and gender roles.
Spouse(s)Frances Fulling Blomberg
ChildrenElizabeth Little and Rachel Blomberg


His Ph.D. is from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; his M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL; and his B.A. from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL., which is also his hometown.


Throughout his career he has taught and guest lectured widely on six continents. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Tyndale Fellowship, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version of the Scriptures. Prior to being hired at Denver Seminary he was a research fellow at Tyndale House Cambridge and an Assistant Professor of Religion at Palm Beach Atlantic College in West Palm Beach, Florida.



  • Blomberg, Craig L. (1987). The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. Leicester, UK: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780877849926. OCLC 15415029., 2nd ed. 2007
  • ——— (1990). Interpreting the Parables. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780830812714. OCLC 20216995., 2nd ed. 2012
  • ——— (1992). Matthew. New American Commentary. 22. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press. ISBN 9780805401226. OCLC 25631492.
  • ———; Klein, William W.; Hubbard, Robert L. (1993). Introduction to Biblical Interpretation. Dallas, TX: Word. ISBN 9780849907746. OCLC 27432086., 2nd ed. Nashville: Nelson, 2004; 3rd ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2017
  • ——— (1994). 1 Corinthians. NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310484905. OCLC 30593909.
  • ——— (1997). Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press. ISBN 9780805410587. OCLC 36261237., 2nd ed. 2009
  • ———; Robinson, Stephen E. (1997). How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780830819911. OCLC 36059991.
  • ——— (1999). Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802844019. OCLC 41039759.
  • ——— (2002). The Historical Reliability of John's Gospel. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 9780830826858. OCLC 48123191.
  • ——— (2004). Preaching the Parables: from responsible interpretation to powerful proclamation. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 9780801027499. OCLC 53331710.
  • ——— (2004). Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions. 3 crucial questions. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 9780801027475. OCLC 53231874.
  • ——— (2005). Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals with Sinners. New Studies in Biblical Theology. 19. Leicester, UK & Downers Grove, IL: Apollos & InterVarsity Press. ISBN 9780830826209. OCLC 61391335.
  • ——— (2006). From Pentecost to Patmos: An Introduction to Acts through Revelation. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic. ISBN 9780805432480. OCLC 71520543.
  • ———; Kamell, Mariam J. (2008). James. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. 16. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 9780310244028. OCLC 232636475.
  • ———; Markley, Jennifer Foutz (2010). A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 9780801031779. OCLC 548412761.
  • ——— (2013). Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic. ISBN 9780310318989.
  • ——— (2014). Can We Still Believe the Bible? An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press. ISBN 9781587433214. OCLC 865711214.
  • ———; Sbanotto, Elisabeth A. Nesbit (2016). Effective Generational Ministry: Biblical and Practical Insights for Transforming Church Communities. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 9780801049484.
  • ——— (2016). The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: The Challenge to Evangelical Christian Beliefs. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. ISBN 9780805464375.
  • ——— (2018). A New Testament Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. ISBN 9781481302272.
  • ———; Stecher, Carl (2019). Resurrection: Faith or Fact?. Durham, NC: Pitchstone. ISBN 9781634311748. OCLC 1065947071.

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Articles & ChaptersEdit

  • Blomberg has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in multi-author works, including dictionaries and encyclopedias.


  1. ^ "Denver Seminary > Dr. Craig L. Blomberg". 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
  2. ^ "Denver Seminary > Dr. Craig L. Blomberg". 2010-03-05. Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2010-03-09.

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