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.