Merkle, Benjamin Lee
Professor of New Testament and Greek


Program: Graduate     Discipline: New Testament     Area: Biblical Studies    

Teaching Since: 2008

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B.R.E., Reformed Bible College
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary (California)
Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Merkle, Benjamin L. The Elder and Overseer: One Office in the Early Church. New York: Peter Lang, 2003.
  • ________. 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008.
  • ________. Why Elders? 4 Reasons Every Church Should Have Elders. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009. (forthcoming)
  • ________, ed. 40 Questions about Understanding God’s Word by Robert L. Plummer. Grand Rapids: Kregel. (forthcoming)
  • ________, ed. 40 Questions about the Law by Thomas R. Schreiner. Grand Rapids: Kregel. (forthcoming)
  • Hammett, John S. and Benjamin L. Merkle, eds. Those Who Must Give an Account: A Study of Church Membership and Church Discipline. Nashville: B&H (forthcoming).
  • Merkle, Benjamin L. “Romans 11 and the Future of Ethnic Israel.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43.4 (2000): 709-21.
  • ________. “Implications for Missions from Paul’s Ministry in 1 Corinthians.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 6.3 (2002): 30-43.
  • ________. “Hierarchy in the Church? Instruction from the Pastoral Epistles concerning Elders and Overseers.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 7.3 (2003): 32-43.
  • ________. “Could Jesus Return at Any Moment? Rethinking the Imminence of the Second Coming” Trinity Journal 26 (2005): 279-292.
  • ________. “The Need for Theological Education in Missions: Lessons Learned from the Church’s Greatest Missionary.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 9.4 (2005): 50-61.
  • ________. “Paul’s Arguments from Creation in 1 Corinthians 11:8-9 and 1 Timothy 2:13-14: An Apparent Inconsistency Answered.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49.3 (2006): 527-48.
  • ________. “Is Romans Really the Greatest Letter Ever Written? The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 11.3 (2007): 18-32.
  • ________. “Old Testament Restoration Promises Regarding the Nation of Israel: Literal or Symbolic.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 13.4 (2009): (forthcoming).
  • ________. “Who Will Be Left Behind? Rethinking the Meaning of Matthew 24:40-41 and Luke 17:34-35.” Westminster Theological Journal. (forthcoming)
  • ________. “Ecclesiology in the Pastoral Epistles.” In Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul’s Theology in the Pastoral Epistles. Edited by Terry L. Wilder and Andreas J. Köstenberger. Broadman & Holman. (forthcoming)

Society Memberships
Evangelical Theological Society

Courses Taught

    SUMMER 2015
        EVA3720Pract/Inter.Evang: SE ASIA
        EVA6991Pract/Int.Evang: SE ASIA
        WST0450Missions Practicum

    SPRING 2015
        NTS5110New Testament I - ONLINE

    FALL 2014
        BTI6500Methods and Issues in Biblical Interpret
        GRK2610Biblical Greek I - HYBRID
        GRK3610Greek Syntax and Exegesis I
        GRK5110Biblical Greek I - HYBRID
        GRK6000Greek Exegesis: Pastoral Epistles
        GRK6500Greek Syntax and Exegesis

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