James Borland

James BorlandProfessor of New Testament & Theology

E-mail: jborland@liberty.edu


  • B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College, 1966.
  • M.Div., Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary, 1969. 
  • Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary, 1971.
  • Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary, 1976.

Academic & Pastoral Background

  • Pastor, Stonehurst Community Chapel, Sun Valley, Calif., 3 years
  • Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Madison Heights, Va., 2 years
  • Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va., 5 years
  • Professor of New Testament, Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, 1973-73
  • Professor of Bible, Maranatha Baptist Bible College and Graduate School, Watertown, Wis., 1974-77
  • Professor of New Testament and Theology, Liberty University and Rawlings School of Divinity, Lynchburg, Va., 1977-Present

Areas of Specialization

  • Appearances in the OT
  • Prophecy - Messianic and Second Coming
  • Rapture Issues
  • Ethical Issues - Homosexuality, Divorce and Remarriage, Abortion, etc.
  • The Miracles of the Bible
  • The Parables of the Bible
  • Survey of the OT
  • Survey of the NT
  • Motivational Messages for Christians

Professional Involvement

  • President of ETS, 1989
  • Secretary Treasurer of ETS, 1992-2009
  • Pastor, Berean Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Va., 1992-1997
  • Spring Hill District Supervisor, Board of Supervisors, Campell County, Virginia, 2012-present. 
  • Member, Board of Directors and Treasurer, Horizon Behavorial Health, 2012-Present



  • Christ in the Old Testament. Chicago, Moody Press, 1978.
  • A General Introduction to the New Testament. Lynchburg, Va., University Book House, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2008 editions.
  • Old Testament Life and Literature. Lynchburg, Va., University Book House, 1989.
  • Women in the Life and Teaching of Jesus. Wheaton, Ill., Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, 1990.
  • Commentaries on Exodus, Leviticus, Daniel, Luke and Philemon. The Liberty Bible Commentary, 1980,1982.
  • Lectures on Bible Prophecy, University Book House, 1990. 203 pp.
  • The Gospel of Matthew, with Ed Hindson, Twenty-First Century Biblical Commentary Series, eds. Mal Couch and Ed Hindson, AMG Publishers, 2005.
  • Christ in the Old Testament, Revised. Ross-shire, Scotland, Christian Focus Publications, 1999.


  • More than 80 articles and reviews, including:
    • "Religious Exclusivism," in Philosophy of Religion, ed. by Peterson, Hacker, Reichenbach and Basinger. Oxford University Press, 1996. Pp. 495-502.
    • "Everyone Must Hear and Believe the Gospel to Be Saved," in Ministry and Theology in Global Perspective, ed. by Pittman, Habita and Muck. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. Pp. 204-209.