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My name is David Capes.  My friends call me David.  My students call me Dr. Capes.  My sons call me Dad.  I like all three.  I use my middle initial “B” because there are other David Capes’s out there.

I grew up in Georgia but now live in Wheaton, Ill, where I serve as Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies.  I’m also a Professor of New Testament but I don’t often get to teach.  Prior to that I serves as the Thomas Nelson Research Professor in the Department of Theology at HBU.  I have authored, co-authored, edited, co-edited about 13 books and a lot of articles.  I was the lead scholar a new Bible translation called THE VOICE, a joint project of Thomas Nelson Publishing and Ecclesia Bible Society.  My wife, Cathy, and I have been married 41years (2012). We love gardening and critters.  Not necessarily in that order.  We rescue dogs which have been abused, neglected or just need a good home.  I love to read the Gabriel Allon novels by Daniel Silva and the John Rebus detective novels by Ian Rankin.

I have three sons who are all grown up.  When they become successful, I’m going to live with them.

For about 13 years now I have co-hosted a radio show with two of my best friends, Rabbi Stuart Federow and Father Mario Arroyo.  The show airs weekly on 1070 KNTH.  Although I now live in Chicagoland, I jump onto the show regularly via cell phone.



  1. Beverly says:

    Wow! I’m so glad you have a blog. I look forward to hearing from you now!

  2. Marty Jeane says:

    David, it is good to see you again. Thanks to Dennis Phelps for posting your recent article on Facebook we can make this connection. You look like all is well.

  3. Robert Woods says:

    I didn’t know where else to put this, but HBU had been recognized by on of the most prolific bibliobloggers on the web. Congratulations!


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  6. David, I am working on a Christmas publication and would love to use something from you. This is for Lee Enterprises/Capital Newspapers — http://www.madison.com — Can you suggest something? My phone is 608-219-8316 if you want to call.

  7. LaMar Griffin says:

    David, just checking on y’all to see if you are ok. See that you have moved to Wheaton. Hope family is well with the rain. I retired from the army after 30 years and subsequently came down with Multiple System Atrophy-Cerebellar which affects my movement and speech. Many blessings to you. I track your work, especially on the Historical Jesus. Talk with you soon. LaMar

  8. Fr. Michael J. Barrett says:

    David, Happy Birthday! You were in my prayers on Sunday. When do you visit NY City? I am right next to Grand Central Station across from the Chrysler Building. One day I hope we can get together.
    Fr. Michael J. Barrett
    St. Agnes Church
    Cell: 832-309-0166

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