About Dr. Robert Yarbrough

    Dr. Yarbrough previously taught at Covenant Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, and Liberty University. He lectures regularly in Eastern Europe and Africa. Areas of scholarly interest include New Testament theology and backgrounds, Greek exegesis, and post-Enlightenment German biblical criticism. A significant research focus has been the life and work of Adolf Schlatter. He belongs to the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and Tyndale Fellowship. He is author of 1-3 John (2008) in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Series, which he co-edits. Other books include The Kregel Pictorial Guide to the New Testament (2007) and The Salvation-Historical Fallacy? Reassessing the History of New Testament Theology (2004). With Walter Elwell he authored the widely used textbook Engaging the New Testament (2nd ed. 2005), which has been translated into numerous languages. He has contributed chapters, articles, and reviews to various books, reference works, and journals. He has also translated a number of German publications, including Gerhard Maier's Biblical Hermeneutics and (with Andreas Köstenberger) Adolf Schlatter's Do We Know Jesus? He served as editor of Trinity Journal (2001-2010). As of July 1, 2010, he returns to Covenant Theological Seminary to serve as professor of New Testament.


    Yarbrough enjoys tree cutting and climbing (his former trade) and distance running. His wife is an RN specializing in neo-natal care. They have two grown sons.


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