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Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, Wheaton College Graduate School
M.Div. in Biblical Studies, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. in Communications, Liberty University
Prior to receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, Dr. Markley had studied Scripture at Wheaton College Graduate School and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. His interests range from homiletics to textual criticism, but his research has focused primarily on the Gospels, the Apostle Peter, ancient Christian concepts of revelation, and the coherence of the Old and New Testaments. His teaching aims to help students grow in their understanding of Biblical Theology and the Christocentric message of the canon, training them for the wise application of Scripture in everyday life. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Before joining the residential faculty at Liberty University, Dr. Markley taught at North Park University in Chicago, IL, and he served as an Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Distance Education at Knox Theological Seminary in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has been involved with Liberty University Online since 2008, serving previously as an Assistant Professor and Instructional Mentor in the School of Divinity.
Dr. Markley is married to Anna and they have three children: Caroline, Evelyn, and Jack.
Peter—Apocalyptic Seer: The Influence of the Apocalypse Genre on Matthew’s Portrayal of Peter. WUNT 2. 348. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. 285 pages.
“Reassessing Peter’s Imperception in Synoptic Tradition.” Pages 99-108 in Peter in Early Christianity. Edited by Helen Bond and Larry Hurtado. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015.
“Seer Isolation and Apocalyptic Revelation in 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra.” Pages 115-28 in Conversations with the Biblical World: Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society and Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature vol. 31 (2011). Edited by Sheila E. McGinn. University Heights, Ohio: Conversations, 2013.
A Biblical Theology of Worship: Exegesis for Everyday Worshippers. Edited by Benjamin K. Forrest, Walt Kaiser, and John R. Markley. Forthcoming, 2018.
“Suffering and High Christology” in Exploring Paul’s Divine Christology [working title]. Edited by John Lee. Forthcoming, 2018.
“Head of the Church” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham: Logos, 2015.
“Hebrew Apocalypse of Elijah” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham: Logos, 2015.
“Syro-Phoenician Woman” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham: Logos, 2015.
“Triumphal Entry” in Lexham Bible Dictionary. Bellingham: Logos, 2015.
“Let the Dead Bury Their Dead.” Pages 293-94 in Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students. Edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield Phoenix Press: Sheffield, U.K., 2012.
“Upper Room.” Page 571 in Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture: A Handbook for Students. Edited by Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield Phoenix Press: Sheffield, U.K., 2012.
Review of Addison Hodges Hart, Taking Jesus at His Word: What Jesus Really Said in the Sermon on the Mount. Expository Times 126 (2014): 48.
Review of Michael E. Stone, Ancient Judaism: New Visions and Views. Expository Times 123 (2012): 568.
Review of Martin McNamara, Targum and Testament Revisited: Aramaic Paraphrases of the Hebrew Bible. Expository Times 122 (2011): 410-411.
Review of Robert H. Gundry, Peter – False Disciple and Apostate According to Saint Matthew. Interpretation: forthcoming, 2017.
“Redacting Peter to Be an Apostate: An Evaluation of Gundry’s Thesis and Method.” Presented at the 2016 SBL Meeting (San Antonio, TX, 11/20/2016).
“Was There a Birth-of-Jesus Narrative in Markan Tradition?” Presented at the 2014 SBL Midwest Regional Meeting (Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, 2/8/2014).
“‘Whether in the Body or Out of the Body, I Do Not Know’: Visionary Experiences of Paradise and Paul’s Confusion about the Mode of His Ascent in 2 Cor 12:1-10.” Presented at the 2013 SBL Meeting (Baltimore, MD, 11/24/2013).
“‘But the Story of the Infant Was Spread Abroad in Bethlehem’: The Relationship between Mart. Ascen. Isa. 11:2-15 and Mark’s Gospel.” Presented at the 2013 SBL Meeting (Baltimore, MD, 11/24/2013).
“Was Peter Remembered Negatively in Synoptic Tradition? A Re-evaluation of the Significance of Peter’s Imperception.” Presented at the “Peter in Earliest Christianity Conference” (University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 7/5/2013).
“The Apocalyptic Rhetoric of Jesus’ Private Interaction with the Disciples in Mark’s Gospel.” Presented at the 2012 Evangelical Theological Society Meeting (Milwaukee, WI, 11/14/2012).
“Jesus’ Unknown Name: The Rhetorical and Theological Significance of Rev 19:12c.” Presented at the 2011 British New Testament Society Conference (University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, 9/1/2011).
“Seer Isolation and Apocalyptic Revelation in 2 Baruch and 4 Ezra.” Presented at the 2011 SBL Midwest Regional Meeting (Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, 2/12/2011).