Barry Joslin

Barry Joslin

Professor of Christian Theology; Program Coordinator, Biblical and Theological Studies

B.A., Louisiana Tech University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Joslin grew up in the small town of DeRidder, Louisiana, as the son and grandson of Southern Baptist ministers. Before coming to SBTS he studied music theory at Louisiana Tech University, as well as New Testament and historical theology at Dallas Seminary. He has served on church staffs in Louisiana and Texas as youth director and worship pastor, has led worship for over 10 years, and preaches in and around Kentucky 25+ times per year.

He is a contributing author to Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words published by Zondervan; author of the book, Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: The Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1-10:18; and is currently writing a commentary on Hebrews for Christian Focus Commentary Series, Focus on the Bible, has authored several articles and book reviews in academic journals such as Currents in Biblical Research and Southern Baptist Journal of Theology; and has presented academic papers in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

He and his wife, Jessica, have four kids: Haddon, Carson, Elisabeth, and Mary and are active members of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville.

 

Books

  • Contribution to an upcoming Festschrift, Title TBD, est. 2018 publication.
  • Focus on the Bible Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. Ross-shire, Scotland: Christian Focus Publishing (forthcoming, 2016).
  • Hebrews, Christ, and the Law: the Theology of the Mosaic Law in Hebrews 7:1-10:18. Paternoster Biblical Monograph Series. Carlisle, England: Paternoster, (2009). This monograph is the published version of Dr. Joslin’s dissertation.
  • Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. Dr. Joslin contributed 35 articles to this dictionary of Old and New Testament words. It is based on the NIV translation, though it’s still serviceable with the King James Version. Zondervan is hoping that it will replace the old but popular Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, which was based on the King James translation.

Denominational Publications

  • Exploring the Bible: The Letter to the Hebrews. Lifeway Publishing launched their main line of Bible study material (1-2 million readers/wk) with this study of Hebrews in the fall of 2014.
  • “Lent” in Mature Living. Lifeway Publishing, (Spring 2014).
  • “To Change it Would Make it Worse,” Baptist Press, August 7, 2007.

Articles and Essays

  • “Hebrews” in the forthcoming Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, 3rd edition. (2015 est.)
  • Review of Gareth Cockerill, Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. Themelios (forthcoming, 2015).
  • Review of Christopher A. Richardson, Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith. WUNT 338. Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2012. Themelios. (forthcoming, 2015).
  • Exploring the Bible: The Letter to the Hebrews. Lifeway Publishing re-launched its main line of Bible study material (1-2 million readers/wk) with this study of Hebrews in the fall of 2014.
  • “Teaching and Admonishing: Colossians 3 and the Role of Music in Corporate Worship.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, January 2014.
  • “Teaching and Admonishing: Colossians 3 and the Role of Music in Corporate Worship.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, January 2014.
  • “Lent” in Mature Living (Nashville, TN: Lifeway Publishing, Spring 2014).
  • “ ‘Son of Man’ or ‘Human Beings’? Hebrews 2:5-9 and a Response to Craig Blomberg.” Journal of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 14.2 (2009): 41-50.
  • “The SBJT Forum: The Kingdom and Inaugurated Eschatology,” with D. A. Carson, Denny Burk, and Everett Berry. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 12.1 (2008): 104-13.
  • “Can Hebrews Be Structured? An Assessment of Eight Approaches.” Currents in Biblical Research, 6.1 (2007): 99-129.
  • “The Importance of Church Discipline.” The Southern Seminary Magazine, 75.3 (2007): 12-15.
  • “Christ Bore the Sins of Many: Substitution and the Atonement in Hebrews.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 11:2 (2007): 74-103.
  • “Getting Up to Speed: An Essential Introduction to 1 John.” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 10:3 (2006): 4-27.

Presentations

  • “Hebrews for the Family: How the Letter to the Hebrews Informs the Task of Evangelizing and Discipling the Family.” To be presented at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, November 16-18, 2015.
  • “Whose Name? A Comparison of Hebrews 1 and Philippians 2 and Christ’s Inheritance of the Name.” Presented to the Hebrews Study Group at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 18, 2011.
  • “Raising the Worship Standard: the Translation and Meaning of Colossians 3:16 and Implications for Our Corporate Worship.” Presented to the Biblical Worship Study Group at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, November 17, 2011.
  • “The How and the Why of It: New Covenant Promises and the Direct Connection Between Hebrews 8 and 9.” Presented to the Hebrews Study Group at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, New Orleans, LA, November 19, 2009.
  • “God in Three Persons: The Implicit Trinitarianism of Hebrews.” Presented to the Hebrews Study Group at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Providence, RI, November 20, 2008.
  • “The Intersection of Christ and the Law in the Epistle to the Hebrews.” Presented to the Hebrews Study Group at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 14, 2007.
  • “Can Hebrews Be Structured? An Assessment of Eight Significant Approaches.” Presented to the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Washington D.C., November 15, 2006.
  • “Hebrews and the Law.” Presented to The Conference on Hebrews and Theology, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, July 20, 2006.
  • “The Legitimacy of the Attributed Genitive.” Presented to the Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Bryan College, March 8, 2003.

Book Reviews

  • Review of David L. Allen, Hebrews. New American Commentary Series. Nashville: B&H, 2010. Themelios (forthcoming)
  • Review of David L. Allen, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews. Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010. Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 15.1 (2011): 118-19.
  • Review of James W. Thompson, Hebrews, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008. Themelios 35.2 (2010).
  • Review of William D. Mounce, Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar and Workbook, 3rd Edition. The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 14.1 (2010): 82.

Organizations

  • Evangelical Theological Society, full member
  • Institute of Biblical Research, fellow



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