Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock is senior research professor of New Testament and executive director for cultural engagement at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited more than 30 books, including Jesus according to Scripture: Restoring the Portrait from the Gospels, Jesus in Context: Background Readings for Gospel Study, Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus the Messiah: Tracing the Promises, Expectations, and Coming of Israel’s King, Who Is Jesus?: Linking the Historical Jesus with the Christ of Faith, and Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence.

A Lesser-Known Messianic Psalm: The Rejected Messiah Exalted by God

The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. (Psalm 118:22, NASB) If you ask most knowledgeable Christians about messianic texts in the Old Testament, they will likely note Isaiah 53 or Daniel 7:13–14. A less well-known messianic text, however, is Psalm 118. In fact, this psalm gets used in two ways in the New …

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A Hymn for the Son

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” (Luke 2:13–14, NASB) My favorite Christmas memory is not about a single celebration but a tradition we created for my wife’s family, which consists …

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The Cornerstone

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22, NIV). Perhaps the first Scripture passage that comes to mind in thinking about prophecies concerning the coming Messiah is the Suffering Servant passage in Isaiah 53. However, other key texts also portray Jesus’ rejection by the nation of Israel. That Jesus would divide Israel’s …

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