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Introduction to Dr. Constable's Bible Study Notes

 

The following are notes that I have prepared from my own study of the Scriptures. I have distributed them to my students in my Bible classes at Dallas Theological Seminary for many years. I have also made them available to the people in my church. They provide more information than a study Bible, but they are less technical than many commentaries.

These are working documents. I retired from teaching at DTS in June of 2011. Since then I have been giving my full attention to producing these notes, as well as preaching and teaching as I have opportunity. Whenever I teach a class and distribute them, I print out the most current edition and name it for the year in which I teach the class. So the edition year indicates the last time I taught the book using the notes.

I offer these notes to anyone who is interested in understanding the Bible better. They are not perfect, as I am not. They reflect my present level of understanding. As new editions become available, I will replace the older ones. You may print them or simply read them off the screen. Feel free to duplicate paper copies for distribution to other people. Please do not change them and then distribute them as my work. They are copyrighted.

In addition to the notes, you may also access my expositions [(under the "Audio Lessons" tab on the website)] of several Bible books that I have delivered to my adult Sunday school class over several years. Samples of the series can be monitored at this site. The series are available for purchase from this site.

Thomas L. Constable, Th.D.
   Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition
   Dallas Theological Seminary
   Dallas, Texas

Education Background:
Moody Bible Institute, Diploma (1960)
Wheaton College, AB (1962)
Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.M. (1966), Th.D. (1969)

Professional Experience:
 Instructor, Dallas Bible College (1966-67)
 Dallas Theological Seminary:
  Teaching Fellow (1966-69)
  Taught Pastoral Ministry courses (1966-80)
  Taught Field Education courses (1966-85)
  Supervisor of Practical Work (1969-70)
  Assistant to the Academic Dean (1969-70)
  Founder and Director of Field Education department (1970-82)
  Instructor in Practical Theology (1971-74)
  Founder and Director of Lay Institute (1973-85)
  Assistant Professor of Practical Theology (1974-77)
  Taught Bible Exposition courses (1975-2011)
  Director of the Doctor of Ministry degree program (1979-96)
  Department Chairman and Professor of Field Education (1982-85)
  Associate Professor of Bible Exposition (1985-89)
  Professor of Bible Exposition (1989-96)
  Department Chairman of Bible Exposition (1996–2009)
  Senior Professor of Bible Exposition (1996–2011)
  Senior Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition (2011–)
 Visiting Teacher:
  Word of Life Hungary Bible School (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013).
  Word of Life Korea Bible School (2010, 2011)
  Word of Life Philippines Bible School (2011)
  Word of Life Germany Bible School (2013)

Pulpit Ministry:
Founder (1968), Pastor (1968-80), and Elder (1970–) of Plano Bible Chapel, Plano, Texas
Bible teaching, pulpit supply, and Bible conference ministries.
Honors:
C. I. Scofield Award in Missions (1964), Dallas Theological Seminary
Loraine Chafer Award in Systematic Theology (1966), Dallas Theological Seminary
Graduated with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary (1966)
Listed in Outstanding Young Men of America (1971)
Selected as an Outstanding Educator of America (1975)
Received senior class award for Teaching Excellence (1988, 1994, 2005),
    from Dallas Theological Seminary
Visiting Scholar, Tyndale House, Cambridge, England (1992)
Listed in Who's Who Among American Teachers (1998)
The David L. Edwards Servant-Leader Award for Faculty Excellence in Spirit and
    Service from the DTS faculty (2001)
Memberships:
Evangelical Theological Society
Publications:
Th.M. thesis, "The Substitutionary Death of Christ in Hebrews" (unpublished)
Analysis of Old Testament Bible Books (unpublished)
Analysis of New Testament Bible Books (unpublished)
Th.D. dissertation, "The Doctrine of Prayer" (unpublished)
Home and Sunday school study materials for Union Gospel Press
Notes on Job and the Pastoral Epistles for the Ryrie Study Bible
"When God's Silence is Deafening," "Prayer is Optional?" "How Should We Pray for Others?"
   "Model: The Prayer of Jesus" in Kindred Spirit
"The Gospel Message" in Walvoord: A Tribute (Moody)
Commentaries on 1 and 2 Thessalonians and 1 and 2 Kings for The Bible Knowledge Commentary
   
(Scripture Press)
"What Prayer Will and Will Not Change" in Essays in Honor of J. Dwight Pentecost (Moody)
"A Theology of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth" in A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament
   
(Moody)
Talking to God: What the Bible Teaches about Prayer (Baker, and Wipf & Stock)
The New Testament Explorer (Baker) with Mark Bailey, reissued as
    Nelson's New Testament Survey (Thomas Nelson)
"The Lord's Prayer" in Giving Ourselves to Prayer (PrayerShop Publishing)
"Suffering in the Book of Revelation" in Why, O God? Suffering and Disability
    in the Bible and Church
(Crossway)
Thomas Constable's Notes on the Bible. Vol. I: Genesis-Deuteronomy.  Vol. II: Joshua-Esther.
    Vol. III: Job-Song of Solomon.  Vol. IV: Isaiah-Daniel.
(Tyndale Seminary Press)
Many book reviews for Bibliotheca Sacra
Audio tapes of verse by verse studies of many Bible books (planobiblechapel.org and/or
    Dallas Seminary tape ministry and/or CD)
Commentaries on all 66 books of the Bible (soniclight.com and/or CD available from this website
   and/or several other distributors). Some of these commentaries have been and are being translated
   into foreign languages.
Travel:
Antigua, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saint Croix, Saint Lucia, Saint Maarten, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Wales, West Indies, Venezuela, and all 50 of the United States.

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