Jerry L. Sumney

 Jerry L. Sumney
AddressLexington Theological Seminary
631 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40508

Professor of Biblical Studies, Lexington Theological Seminary

B.A., David Lipscomb University, 1978
M.A., Harding University, 1982
Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 1987

Jerry L. Sumney was born in Indiana and grew up in central Florida. He taught in the religion department at Ferrum College from 1986-1997.

Mr. Sumney is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and is past president for the Southeastern Region of the Society. At the national level, he also served as the chair of the steering committee for the Theology of the Disputed Paulines Group from 1996-2001 and currently serves as the chair of the steering committee for the Disputed Paulines Consultation. He is also currently chair for the Pauline Epistles and Literature Section of the international meeting of the SBL.

He has written four books: Identifying Paul’s Opponents; Servants of Satan, False Brothers, and Other Pauline Opponents; Preaching Apocalyptic Texts (co-authored with Larry Paul Jones) and Philippians, A Handbook for Second-Year Greek Students (forthcoming, Hendickson, 2004). He is co-editor of Theology and Ethics in Paul and His Interpreters and Paul and Pathos. He also has written several articles in journals and books. He is currently working on a commentary on Colossians for the New Testament Library series.

Mr. Sumney and his wife, Diane, have three daughters: Elizabeth, Victoria, and Margaret.

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