David Ellsworth Garland Edit Profile
Bachelor magna cum laude, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1970. Master of Divinity., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976.
Postgraduate, Eberhard-Karls University, Tubingen, Federal Republic Germany, 1985.
Prior to that, he served as the interim president of Baylor University. He also served as interim president of Baylor University from August 2008 until May 2010. He received his M. Div.
He served on the Southern faculty for 21 years, was Chairman of the Biblical Division from 1992-1997, and was the Ernest and Mildred Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation from 1993 -1997. Dr. Garland did post-graduate study at University of Tübingen in Germany in 1984-85 and at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 1992-93. In addition to his administrative duties, Garland is a New Testament scholar, having written several books, and contributed to, and edited many New Testament Biblical commentaries.
His publishers include Mercer University Press, Baker Books, and Zondervan Publishing. He has authored, co-authored, and edited seventeen books, including The Intention of Matthew 23 (Leiden: E J Brill, 1979). Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel (Macon: Smyth and Helwys: 2000).
Mark, NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996). Colossians / Philemon, NIVAC (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998). 2 Corinthians (NAC; Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1999).
"Gospel of Mark" in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (Grand Rapids: Zondervan 2002). And 1 Corinthians, BECNT (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003). And he has published more than fifty articles.
The commentary on Mark received a Silver Medallion from the CBA in 1996. He currently serves as the New Testament editor for the revision of the Expositor's Bible Commentary for which he has written a commentary on Philippians and is a consulting editor for the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series for which he is writing a commentary on Luke. He also contributed to the acclaimed DVD series "Deeper Connections" produced by Zondervan.
He became Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Truett in 2000 and has preached in numerous churches throughout the U.S. and Australia
Dr. Garland's wife, Dr. Diana Garland, had served as the Dean of Baylor's School of Social Work. She previously served as the Dean of SBTS' Carver School of Social Work before her dismissal and the subsequent closure of the program.
With United States Naval Reserve, 1965-1971. Member Society Biblical Literature, Association Baptist Professors, Institute Biblical Research.
Married Diana Sue Richmond, August 22, 1970. Children: Sarah, John.