Dale C. Allison Jr. - Princeton Theological Seminary
Dale Allison Professor of New Testament

Dale Allison

Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament





Curriculum Vitae


Dale C. Allison, Jr. is the Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his MA and PhD from Duke University. His academic research and publications include the historical Jesus, the Gospel of Matthew, Second Temple Judaism, and the history of the interpretation and application of biblical texts. His book, Constructing Jesus, was selected as “Best Book Relating to the New Testament” for 2009–2010 by the Biblical Archaeology Society. His most recent books are The Resurrection of Jesus: Apologetics, Polemic, History and Encountering Mystery: Religious Experience in a Secular Age. He served for several years as the main New Testament editor for de Gruyter’s international Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception and has been on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals. On a more popular level, he has written books on George Harrison, religious experience, and death and what might lie beyond.

Select Publications

  • The Resurrection of Jesus: Apologetics, Polemic, History (T. & T. Clark, 2021).
  • 4 Baruch: Paraleipomena Jeremiou, Commentaries on Early Jewish Literature (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019).
  • 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)
  • 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)