Douglas Moo, PhD

Adjunct Faculty in New Testament
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Douglas Teaches:

BLST 620 Pauline Epistles


Douglas J. Moo is New Testament Professor Emeritus from Wheaton College. He taught at Wheaton since 2000 after teaching for 24 years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (where he also served as chair of the New Testament Department, editor of Trinity Journal, and director of the PhD program in Biblical and Theological Studies). At Wheaton, he taught in the masters and PhD programs and mentored PhD students.

Doug is also the Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation, the independent body of scholars which has oversight of the New International Version. He has been on the committee since 1996 and chair since 2005. He has lectured widely on translation issues and has written several articles on translation, including "We Still Don't Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr" (available at

Doug lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Jenny. Together, they enjoy traveling and nature photography (see They have five grown children, all married, and thirteen grandchildren.


BA (Political Science), DePauw University, with honours (1972)
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, magna cum laude (1975)
PhD, University of St. Andrews - Scotland (1980)



Sole Author

  • The Old Testament in the Gospel Passion Narratives. Sheffield: Almond, 1983 (reprint; Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2008).
  • The Epistle of James. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. Leicester: IVP/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985; rev. ed., 2015.
  • Romans 1-8. Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary. Chicago: Moody, 1991.
  • A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • 2 Peter, Jude. NIV Application Commentary.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.
  • The Epistle of James.  Pillar New Testament Commentary.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Romans. NIV Application Commentary.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000. 
  • Encountering the Book of Romans: A Theological Survey.  Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002; rev. ed., 2014.
  • The Letters to the Colossians and to Philemon. Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
  • Galatians. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013.
  • The Epistle to the Romans. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Revised edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018.
  • The Letter of James. Pillar Commentary. Revised edition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2021.
  • A Theology of Paul and His Letters. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2021.


  • The Rapture: Pre-, Mid-, or Post-Tribulational? Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1984 (with R. Reiter, G. Archer, and P. Feinberg).
  • Introduction to the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1991 (with D.A. Carson and Leon Morris).
  • The Law, the Gospel, and the Modern Christian: Five Views.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993 (with W. Strickland, W. VanGemeren, W. Kaiser, and G. Bahnsen).
  • Introduction to the New Testament. Rev. ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005 (with D. A. Carson)
  • Romans: Celebrating the Good News (with Karen Lee-Thorpe). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
  • Romans: Know the Truth (with Sean Harrison). Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2009.
  • James: Live What You Believe (with Norman R. Ericson). Carol Stream: Tyndale House, 2009.
  • Introducing the New Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010 (with D. A. Carson and Andrew Naselli).
  • Three Views on the Rapture: Pretribulation, Prewrath, or Posttribulation. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010 (with Craig Blaising and Alan Hultberg).
  • Which Bible Translation Should I Use? Nashville: B & H, 2012 (with Andreas Köstenberger, David Croteau, Wayne Grudem, E. Ray Clendenin, and Philip Comfort).
  • Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018 (with Jonathan A. Moo).

Articles and Parts of Books

  • "1 Timothy 2:11-15: Meaning and Significance." Trinity Journal 1 (1980): 62-83.
  • "Gospel Origins: A Reply to J.W. Wenham." Trinity Journal 2 (1981): 24-36.
  • "The Interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:11-15: A Rejoinder." Trinity Journal 2 (1981): 198-222.
  • "Exegetical Notes: Romans 6:1-14." Trinity Journal 3 (1982): 215-20.
  • "'Law,' 'Works of the Law' and Legalism in Paul." Westminster Theological Journal 45 (1983): 73-100.
  • "Tradition and Old Testament in Matt 27:3-10." Pp. 157-176 in Gospel Perspectives. Vol. 3: Studies in Midrash and Historiography. Edited by R. T. France and David Wenham. Sheffield: JSOT, 1983.
  • "Matthew and Midrash: An Evaluation of Robert H. Gundry's Approach." Journal of  the Evangelical Theological Society 26 (1983): 31-39.
  • "Once Again, 'Matthew and Midrash': A Rejoinder to Robert H. Gundry." Journal of  the Evangelical Theological Society 26 (1983): 57-70.
  • "Jesus and the Authority of the Mosaic Law." Journal for the Study of the New Testament  20 (1984): 3-49.
  • "Putting the Renewed Mind to Work." Pp. 145-160 in Renewing your Mind in a Secular World. Edited by John  D. Woodbridge. Chicago: Moody, 1985.
  • "Alexandria." Pp. 1-7 in Major Cities of the Biblical World. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville: Nelson, 1985.
  • "The Problem of Sensus Plenior." Pp. 179-211, 397-405 in Hermeneutics, Authority, Canon. Edited by D. A. Carson and J. D. Woodbridge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1986.
  • "Israel and Paul in Romans 7.7-12." New Testament Studies 32 (1986): 122-35.
  • "Paul and the Law in the Last Ten Years." Scottish Journal of Theology 40 (1987): 287- 307.
  • "Sermon on the Mount." Pp. 373-376 in Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics. Edited by R. K. Harrison. Nashville: Nelson, 1987.
  • "James." Pp. 1150-1162 in Baker Commentary on the Bible. Edited by W. Elwell. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989; Revised edition, The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary. Edited by Gary M. Burge and Andrew E. Hill. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012.
  • "The Law of Moses or the Law of Christ." Pp. 203-218 in Continuity and Discontinuity: Perspectives on the Relationship between the Old and New Testament. Essays in Honor of S. Lewis Johnson, Jr. Edited by John S. Feinberg. Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1988.
  • "Divine Healing in the Health and Wealth Gospel." Trinity Journal 9 (1988): 191-209.
  • "What does it mean to Teach or Have Authority over a Man?" Pp. 179-193 in Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism. Edited by J. Piper and W. Grudem. Westchester, IL: Crossway, 1991.
  • "Romans 2: Saved Apart from the Gospel?" Pp. 137-145 in Through No Fault of their Own: The Fate of Those Who Have Never Heard. Edited by W. Crockett and J. Sigountos. Grand  Rapids: Baker, 1991.
  • "Law." In Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels. Edited by S. McKnight, J. Green, and I. H. Marshall. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1991.
  • "The Law of Christ as the Fulfillment of the Law of Moses: A Modified Lutheran View." Pp. 319-76 in The Law, the Gospel, and the Modern Christian: Five Views. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.
  • "Romans." Pp. 1115-1160 in New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition. Edited by D. A. Carson, et al.  Leisester: InterVarsity, 1994.
  • "The Theology of Romans 9-11: A Response to E. Elizabeth Johnson." In Pauline Theology, Vol. 3: Romans, ed. D. M. Hay and E. E. Johnson.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.
  • "A Review of Richard B. Hays, The Moral Vision of the New Testament." Bulletin of Biblical Research 9 (1999): 271-76.
  • "Romans." Pp. 291-297 in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by T. D. Alexander and B. S. Rosner. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000.
  • "'Flesh' in Romans: A Problem for the Translator." Pp. 365-379 in The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God's Word to the World. Essays in Honor of Ronald F. Youngblood. Edited by Glen S. Scorgie, Mark L. Strauss, and Steven M. Voth. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
  • "Romans," "James," "2 Peter," and "Jude." Vol. 3, pp. 3-99; Vol. 4, pp. 87-119, 153-175, 229-243 in The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary. Edited by Clinton E. Arnold. 4 vols. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
  • "Israel and the Law in Romans 5-11: Interaction with the New Perspective." Pp. 185-216 in The Paradoxes of Paul. Volume 2 of Justification and Variegated Nomism. Edited by D. A. Carson, Mark Seifrid, and Peter O'Brien. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.
  • "What Does Paul Teach about Hell?" Pp. 91-109 in Hell Under Fire. Edited by Chris Morgan and Robert Peterson.  Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. 
  • "The Christology of the Early Pauline Letters."  Pp. 169-192 in Contours of Christology in the New Testament. Edited by R. N. Longenecker. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005.
  • "Nature in the New Creation: New Testament Eschatology and the Environment." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49 (2006): 449-88.
  • "Paul's Universalizing Hermeneutics in Romans." The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 11 (Fall, 2007): 62-90.
  • "Creation and New Creation: Transforming Christian Perspectives." Pp. 241-154 in Creation in Crisis: Christian Perspectives on Sustainability. Edited by Robert S. White. London: SPCK, 2009.
  • “Eschatology and Environmental Ethics: On the Importance of Biblical Theology to Creation Care.” Pp. 23-45 in Keeping God’s Earth: The Global Environment in Theological Perspective. Edited by Noah J. Toly and Daniel I. Block. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2010.
  • "Creation and New Creation." Bulletin of Biblical Research 20 (2010): 39-60.
  • “Review Article: The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul, by Douglas A. Campbell.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53 (2010): 143-150.
  • "Justification in Galatians." Pp. 160-195 in Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century. Essays in Honor of D. A. Carson on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Edited by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Robert W. Yarbrough. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011.
  • "Translation in New Testament Commentaries." Pp. 57-72 in On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grand R. Osborne on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • "Sin in Paul." Pp. 107-130 in Fallen: A Theology of Sin. Edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2013.
  • "Paul's Reading of Deuteronomy: Law and Grace." Pp. 389-412 in For Our God Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block. Edited by Jason S. Derouchie, Jason Gile, and Kenneth Turner. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013.
  • "Genesis 15:6 in the New Testament." Pp. 147-162 in From Creation to New Creation: Biblical Theology and Exegesis. Essays in Honor of G. K. Beale. Edited by Daniel M. Gurtner and Benjamin L. Gladd. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2013.
  • "Grammatical Fallacies." Tabletalk  (January 2014): 18-21.
  • “We Still Don’t Get It: Evangelicals and Bible Translation Fifty Years After James Barr.” Pamphlet Released by Zondervan Publishing and Biblica (2014).
  • (With A. Naselli) “The Problem of the New Testament’s Use of the Old Testament.” Pp. 702-746 in The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures. Edited by D. A. Carson. . Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016.
  • Several contributions to the NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible.
  • "‘The Type of the One to Come’: Adam in Paul’s Theology." Trinity Journal 40 (2019): 145-64.
  • “Should Christians Obey the Old Testament? The Law of Moses and the Law of Christ.”
  • “ ‘Because of His Mercy.’ ” Bibliotheca Sacra 177 (2020): 3-14. (Part 1 of “Mapping the Landscape of Salvation in Paul,” The Griffith Thomas Lectures, 2019).
  • “ ‘Every Spiritual Blessing.’ “ Bibliotheca Sacra 177 (2020): 131-149. (Part 2 of “Mapping the Landscape of Salvation in Paul,” The Griffith Thomas Lectures, 2019).
  • “ ‘Christ Died for Us.’ ” Bibliotheca Sacra 177 (2020): 259Ä�-268. (Part 3 of “Mapping the Landscape of Salvation in Paul,” The Griffith Thomas Lectures, 2019).
  • “ ‘A Sacrifice of Atonement.’ ” Bibliotheca Sacra 177 (2020): 387-401. (Part 4 of “Mapping the Landscape of Salvation in Paul, The Griffith Thomas Lectures, 2019).