DepartmentTorrey Honors College
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  • Ph.D., University of St. Andrews
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., Biola University

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Isaac Blois is a New Testament scholar who received his training at St. Andrews University, where he studied the intersection of Jewish theology with the Greco-Roman milieu of Paul’s early-Christian correspondents in the Roman colony of Philippi. Isaac is passionate about reading and helping others read the Bible as a whole, a love which was fostered and developed during his undergraduate years as a student in Torrey Honors College.


  • Society of Biblical Literature 
  • Evangelical Theological Society 
  • Bible and Emotion" SBL Program Unit Steering Committee


Award Runner Up for Teaching Excellence by a Postgraduate Student — University of St. Andrews Students' Association — 2016 — St. Andrews, Scotland

Baker Theology Award — Talbot School of Theology — 2011 — La Mirada, CA

Zondervan Hebrew Award — Talbot School of Theology — 2010 — La Mirada, CA



  • Mutual Boasting in Philippians: The Ethical Function of Shared Honor in its Biblical and Greco-Roman Context, Blois, Isaac D., LNTS 627, (T&T Clark, 2020).


    • "Brave Priestesses of Phillipi: The Cultic Role of Euodia and Syntyche (Phil 4:2)," Blois, Isaac D., Religions, January, 2024.
    • "Generous Pride: The Emotion of Pride in Phillipians," Blois, Isaac D., Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, October, 2023.
    • "A Stoic Reading of Internal Obedience in Romans 1:18-2:29," Wilson, Laurie A. and Blois, Isaac D., Religions, April, 2023.
    • "Formulas for (Dis)Honorable Installation in Deuteronomy 26:19 and 28:37: The Honorific Implications of Israel's Covenant (Un)Faithfulness," Blois, Isaac D., Catholic Biblical Quarterly, July, 2020.
    • "'What is my boast? Is it not you?': Εἰς καύχημα ἐμοί as Scriptural Language in Philippians 2,16," Blois, Isaac, Estudios Bíblicos, 2020.

    Book Chapters

    • "Introduction to the Greek Text of 2 Corinthians," Blois, Isaac D., in Tyndale House Greek New Testament: Guided Annotating Edition, ed. Eng, Daniel K., (Crossway, 2022).


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