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Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
109 Hodge Hall
Phone: 609.497.7967
Fax: 609.497.7728
Email: [email protected] 


Dale C. Allison Jr. is Princeton Theological Seminary’s Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament. He obtained his M.A. and his Ph.D. from Duke University. His academic research has focused on the Gospel of Matthew, the historical Jesus, the Sayings Gospel (Q), early Jewish and Christian eschatology, inner-biblical exegesis, the history of the interpretation and application of biblical texts, and the Jewish Pseudepigrapha, especially the Testament of Abraham and 4 Baruch. His book, Constructing Jesus, was selected as “Best Book Relating to the New Testament” for 2009–2010 by the Biblical Archaeology Society. He is currently the main editor for the New Testament area for DeGruyter’s international Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, and has served on the editorial boards of New Testament Studies, Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Horizons in Biblical Theology, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Review of Biblical Literature. On a more popular level, he has written books on the Sermon on the Mount, George Harrison, and religious experience in the modern world. He is currently working on a book on death as well as a commentary of 4 Baruch. He is an ordained elder in the PCUSA. 

Major Publications

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Epistle of James, International Critical Commentary (Bloomsbury Publishing - T&T Clark International, 2013)
Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History (Baker Academic, 2010; British edition by SPCK); paperback edition, 2013
The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009); translated into Italian as Cristo storico e Gesè teologico (Studi biblici 169; Paideia Editrice, 2012)
Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present (Baker Academic, 2005)
Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and Its Interpreters (T&T Clark International, 2005)
The Testament of Abraham, Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (DeGruyter, 2003)
Jesus of Nazareth: Millenarian Prophet (Fortress Press, 1998)
with W.D. Davies, An Exegetical and Critical Commentary on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, International Critical Commentary, 3 vols. (T&T Clark International, 1988, 1991, 1997); multiple reprints in hardcover and paperback
The New Moses: A Matthean Typology (Fortress Press and T&T Clark, 1993); reprint edition by Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013
The End of the Ages Has Come: An Early Interpretation of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus (Fortress Press, 1985); British edition for the series, Studies on the New Testament and Its World (T&T Clark International, 1987)