My name is David Stark. I am a research professor of biblical studies, husband, and father. I help talented and overwhelmed emerging scholars engage current research, leverage technology, and develop personally so that they can excel as professionals and enjoy a balanced, enriching life in biblical studies and beyond.
Here, you’ll find a mix of reflections on work in academia, resources for research, and balancing all of this with the rest of life. I try to post 1–3 times a week and keep a good mix of post topics among these areas.
We are all learning in each of these areas in one way or another, and writing about them (and hearing from you) here is helpful in my own learning journey. And I hope you’ll find the thoughts here helpful in your journey as well.
To start reading with what others have found most interesting recently, see the following:
- Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture at the 2019 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
- Summary of Validity in Interpretation
- Irenaeus on the Fourfold Gospel Tradition
- The Textual Originality of Romans 15–16: Objections
- Field’s Edition of Origen’s Hexapla
- The SBL Greek New Testament in PDF
- Bauckham on the Gospels as Historical Sources
- Irenaeus on 666 and 616
- BGNT Website
- Walton, “Old Testament Theology for Christians”
If you’d like to learn a bit more about me and my background, please see my curriculum vitae. And I’d encourage you to “Subscribe via Email” in the right-hand side bar to automatically receive updates in your inbox whenever there’s new content here.
Lastly, special thanks goes to Eugenio Mazzone for the header photograph here and on the social platforms where it appears. And the views expressed on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person(s) or institution(s).