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Craig Keener

Craig Keener

Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of thirty-three books, five of which have won major awards, more than seventy academic articles, several booklets, and more than 150 popular-level articles. One of his books, The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, now in a second edition, has sold more than half a million copies. His books include commentaries on Matthew, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Revelation, a two-volume commentary on John and a four-volume commentary on Acts, plus a two-volume work on miracles, works about the Spirit, ethnic reconciliation, women in ministry, divorce and various other topics. 

Craig is the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and the former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research; he is coeditor with Michael Bird of the New Covenant Commentary series, and coeditor with Daniel Carroll R. of Global Voices, which includes interpretive contributions from readers from various cultures. Craig is married to Médine Moussounga Keener, whose Central African refugee experience (and their romance) is recounted in their book Impossible Love (2016). His website is craigkeener.com.

CBE Endorsement: So many of my friends are women whom God has called, but they face hostility in some sectors of the church because of their gender . . . and sometimes the very sectors of the church where they would have most hoped their call to be biblically affirmed. CBE provides a ministry where they can nurture their call among other believers who affirm Scripture’s authority and also support their calling. I am grateful for the many people CBE has encouraged and equipped for ministry, and pray for God’s continued blessings on it.

Craig Keener serves on CBE’s Board of Reference

Resources By This Author

Video | November 2, 2022

Video: A New Humanity

Audio | November 2, 2022

Audio: A New Humanity

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 2021

Mutual Submission Frames the Household Codes

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 1, 2016

The Case for Mutual Submission in Ephesians 5

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 1, 2005

One Body, Many Gifts

Video | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 31, 2005

One Body Many Gifts

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 13, 2005

1-2 Corinthians [New Cambridge Bible Commentary]

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1999

Divorce as a Justice Issue

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1998

Interpreting 1 Timothy 2:8-15

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1998

Paul and Sexual Harassment

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1997

How Does Paul Interpret Eve in 1 Timothy 2?

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1996

More on the Roles of Women in Antiquity

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | January 31, 1996

“I’ve Got You Covered”: The Cultural Background for Veiling Women

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | April 30, 1995

A Negative Model Of Manhood In Judges 19

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1994

The Bible and Rape

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | January 31, 1994

The Role of Women in Proverbs

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1993

Sexual Infidelity as Exploitation