DepartmentsDivision of Biblical and Theological Studies
Talbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School
  • B.A., Northwestern College

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Douglas Huffman wants to be a person like Ezra, who "devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the Lord, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel" (Ezra 7:10). Huffman's specialties include the story of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, the story of the early church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles, and Christian Thought, i.e. the application of Christian teaching to culture. He hopes to be as faithful in the 21st century as Ezra was in the 6th century BC. Before coming to Biola, Huffman taught in biblical and theological studies and served in several administrative roles at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He and his wife Deb have been deeply involved in the local church.


  • Evangelical Theological Society (ETS)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Institute for Biblical Research (IBR)
  • A licensed and ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)



  • Verbal Aspect Theory and the Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament (Studies in Biblical Greek; New York: Peter Lang, 2014).
  • Contributing author. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Ed. Tremper Longman III (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013).
  • The Handy Guide for New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2012).
  • Contributing editor, Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011).

Articles in Reference works

  • “Assassins,” “Cainan,” “Eber,” “Gadarenes,” “Heli,” “Hezron,” “Iconium,” “Judas (not Iscariot),” “Laying on of Hands,” “Manaen,” et al. (total of 75 articles), in The Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (ed. Tremper Longman III; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013).
  • Martyrdom in the New Testament” and “Persecution in the Early Church,” pages 711 and 943 in The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook (ed. J. Daniel Hays and J. Scott Duvall; Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011).


  • “Are There Contradictions in the Bible?” pages 267–93 in In Defense of the Bible (ed. Steven B. Cowan and Terry L. Wilder; Nashville: B & H, 2013).
  • “Historical Competence of New Testament Commentaries,” pages 91–111 in On the Writing of New Testament Commentaries: Festschrift for Grant R. Osborne on the Occasion of his 70th Birthday (ed. Stanley E. Porter and Eckhard J. Schnabel; Leiden: Brill, 2012).
  • Contributing editor, Christian Contours: How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011). "Introduction: What Is This Book About?"; "Chapter 2: Is There Just One Biblical Worldview?"; "Chapter 4: What is the Biblical Worldview?" (with Paul Kjoss Helseth); "Conclusion: What Is the Christian Life About"; "Appendix A: A Comparison of Worldviews"; "Appendix B: Christian Professional Organizations"; and "A Bibliography: For the Biblical Worldview on Academic Disciplines" (with Philip E. Lueck).
  • "What Did Luke Really Care About? The Gospel of Luke," pages 58-73 in What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About (ed. Kenneth Berding and Matt Williams; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008).
  • Contributing editor with Eric L. Johnson, God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God (contributing editor with Eric L. Johnson; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002). "Should the God of Historic Christianity Be Replaced?" (pp. 11-41).

Journal Articles

  • “Receiving Jesus as Messiah King: A Synoptic Study on the Way to Luke’s Triumphal Entry Account,” Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 16.3 (Fall 2012): 4-17.


  • PowerPoint Slides for Christian Contours: How the Biblical Worldview Shapes the Mind and Heart (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011).


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