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.