Learn about our staff and contributors who are highly trained in biblical textual criticism and advanced biblical languages analysis.
WORLD-CLASS SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
The CRBMI offers MA, MDiv, and ThM students of Shepherds Theological Seminary a number of courses in the area of New Testament and Old Testament textual criticism, led by our distinguished staff. Prospective students interested in the CRBMI program should apply through Shepherds Theological Seminary.
Stephen D. Campbell
Academic Director, Aquila Initiative
Stephen is the Academic Director of Aquila Initiative and pastor of the International Baptist Church of Bonn (Germany). He earned an MA (Church Ministry) in 2012 and an MDiv in 2015 from Shepherds Theological Seminary before moving to North East England where he earned an MA and a PhD in Theology from Durham University. In addition to his pastoral work, Stephen is working with Aquila Initiative to develop a network of churches that apprentice and commission marketplace missionaries and church planters for Europe. Among other research projects, he is currently developing a work of biblical theology that traces the biblical juxtaposition of “the words of God” and “God himself:” to reject one is to reject the other, and vice versa. He and his wife Beth have two young children.
2020 Remembering the Unexperienced: Cultural Memory, Canon Consciousness, and the Book of Deuteronomy. Bonner Biblische Beiträge 191. Bonn: Bonn University Press and Göttingen: V&R Unipress.
2021 New Song: Reading Biblical Hebrew Poetry as (Jewish and Christian) Scripture for the Twenty-First Century. Under Contract with Lexham Press in the series “Studies in Scripture and Biblical Theology.” With co-editors Richard S. Briggs (Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham) and Richard G. Rohlfing Jr. (Durham University).
2021 Biblical Beginnings and Frames: Their Formation and Canonical Significance. Under contract with Bloomsbury/T&T Clark in the series “The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.” Edited by Stephen D. Campbell, Stephen B. Chapman, and Matthias Millard.
2021 Biblical Endings: Their Formation and Canonical Significance. Under contract with Bloomsbury/T&T Clark in the series “The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.” Edited by Stephen D. Campbell, Stephen B. Chapman, and Matthias Millard.
2021 “Life Worth Living: A Case for Rhetorical Coherence in Deut 4:1–8” Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (forthcoming)
2019 “The Surety of God’s Promises: A Theological Interpretation of Genesis 22” Biblical Theology Bulletin 49/3: 115–123.
“Deuteronomy and the Means of Memory: A Cultural Memory Study of Deuteronomy’s Frame,” forthcoming in Biblical Beginnings and Frames: Their Formation and Canonical Significance. Edited by Stephen D. Campbell, Stephen B. Chapman and Matthias Millard. LHBOTS. London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark.
Research Associate, CRBMI
Steve is completing his MA(Biblical Literature and Languages) degree at Shepherds Theological Seminary and contributes to the MOTB-SI Greek Paul Project by reconciling transcriptions, indexing manuscripts, and assisting students with palaeographic questions.