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BI presents an important topic with an intriguing title to be addressed by Craig Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary.

Wednesday 17th July 2019 from 2pm to 3:30 pm

This is a single-afternoon, Graduate Seminar, open to the public.



Craig BlombergDr Craig L. Blomberg"Jesus The Purifier"

Who is BISA's guest lecturer presenting this Graduate Seminar?


Dr. Craig Blomberg is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado.  He holds the B.A. from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, the M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Craig is the author of fifteen books and has co-authored or co-edited eleven more, along with more than 150 journal articles and chapters in multi-author works.  His books include four on the historical reliability and interpretation of parts or all of the Bible (esp. the Gospels), two on interpreting and preaching the parables, three commentaries (on Matthew, 1 Corinthians and James), a textbook on Jesus and the Gospels and another on Acts through Revelation, a handbook on exegetical method, a New Testament theology and three books on material possessions in the Bible. 

Craig  is a member of the Committee on Bible Translation for the New International Version and of the committee tasked with producing the 35th anniversary edition of the NIV Study Bible, to be released in 2020.


Craig’s wife, Fran, is a retired pastor who holds a Ph.D in Missiology from the International Baptist Seminary in Amsterdam.  Craig and Fran have two daughters, Elizabeth and Rachel.

The Blombergs love to travel as well as hiking in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near their home, often combining vacation and ministry opportunities at other colleges and seminaries around the world,            

Craig is an author, co-author and co-editor of numerous books and more than 80 articles in journals and multi-author works. A recurring topic of interest in his writings is the historical reliability of the Scriptures, and he has also covered such diverse issues as wealth & poverty, hermeneutics, and women in ministry. Read more about him here >> Theopedia


His books include:

Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, 2nd ed.,

Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: James,

A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis,

Making Sense of the New Testament,

Preaching the Parables,

and The NIV Application Commentary: 1 Corinthians.


To book for this course please call Mary Ann at 021 7884116




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