Bob Gundry PortraitRobert H. Gundry



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Robert H. Gundry is Westmont College’s Scholar-in-Residence, after retiring from a teaching career of nearly forty years. His various areas of expertise include New Testament Greek, Eschatology (end times studies), the Gospels, and New Testament Theology. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Manchester University in 1961. He has been honored with the Teacher of the Year Award three times, the Faculty Researcher of the Year Award, and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. His many publications, in addition to numerous articles and book reviews on New Testament studies, include:

Commentary on the New Testement (Hendrickson, 2010), A verse-by-verse explanation with a literal translation

Commentary on the New TestementShouldn’t a Bible commentary clarify what God’s Word actually says? Going beyond questions of authorship, date, sources, and historicity, respected linguist and teacher Gundry offers a one-volume exposition of the New Testament that focuses on what is most useful for preaching, teaching, and individual study—what the biblical text really means. Providing interpretive observations in a “breezy” style that’s easy to read and adaptable for oral use in pulpit or classroom presentations, Gundry directs his book to an evangelical audience. His crisp translation of the New Testament inserts various phrasings of passages in brackets, allowing for smooth transition from original text to alternative and contemporary readings.

The Old Is Better: New Testament Essays in Support of Traditional Interpretations
(Mohr Siebeck, 2005)

Jesus the Word according to John the Sectarian: A Paleofundamentalist Manifesto for Evangelicalism, Especially Its Elites, in North America (Eerdmans, 2001)

First the Antichrist (Baker, 1997)

Mark:  A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross (Eerdmans, 1993)

Matthew: A Commentary on His Literary and Theological Art (Eerdmans, 1982)
Second, revised edition with extensive supplements and a new subtitle, A Commentary on His Handbook for a Mixed Church under Persecution , 1994.

Sōma in Biblical Theology with Emphasis on Pauline Anthropology (Cambridge University Press, 1976)

The Church and the Tribulation (Zondervan, 1973)

A Survey of the New Testament (Zondervan, 1970)
            Second, revised edition, 1981.
            Third, revised edition, 1994.
            Fourth, revised edition, 2003.

The Use of the Old Testament in St. Matthew's Gospel with Special Reference to the Messianic
Hope (E. J. Brill Publishers, 1967)