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Get to Know David

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PROFESSIONAL:

David B. Capes is the Senior Research Fellow at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.  Prior to that he served as Dean and Professor of New Testament in the School of Biblical & Theological Studies at Wheaton College.  For 25 years he held faculty and administrative posts at Houston Baptist University. He is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of fourteen books including:

  • The Divine Christ: Paul, the Lord Jesus, and the Scriptures of Israel (Baker Academic, 2018)
  • Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology (Baylor University Press, 2017)
  • Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology, 2nd edition (InterVarsity Press, 2017)
  • Slow to Judge: Sometimes It’s OK to Listen (Thomas Nelson, 2014).

For the last 14 years he has co-hosted a popular weekend radio show in Houston on AM 1070 KNTH called “A Show of Faith.”  In addition he co-hosts two popular podcasts: the first with Wheaton College called “Exegetically Speaking”; the second at the Lanier Theological Library entitled “The Stone Chapel.”

You may contact him at david.capes@lanierlibrary.org

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PERSONAL

My name is David Capes.  My friends call me David.  My students call me Dr. Capes.  My children 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 Houston, TX.  I am a professor of New Testament with a special interest in Paul, Matthew, Christology and intertextuality.

My wife, and I have been married 40+years. 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 am the father of three sons.  I will always be the father of three sons.  Tragically, my middle son, Daniel, contracted and died of a rare and aggressive cancer in 2019.  He was 36 years old.  He left behind a wife, a four year old son, and many broken hearts.  You may read more about Daniel in the second half of 2019.

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