Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 2016

Steven M. Bryan, PhD

Professor of New Testament


Before coming to TEDS in the fall of 2016, Dr. Bryan served as a missionary in Ethiopia for more than 23 years. He served as the first dean of studies of the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology for six years and taught for many years at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa. From 2009–2015, he was the director of SIM Ethiopia, leading the work of 150 missionaries from Europe, Australasia, Africa, and North America, as well as 400 Ethiopian ministry and support staff, in a wide variety of church planting, disciple-making, leadership development and compassion ministries. Dr. Bryan was selected as part of the Ethiopian delegation to the 2010 Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his PhD in New Testament at Cambridge University, and his PhD thesis—Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration—was subsequently published by Cambridge University Press. In addition, he has published a number of articles and reviews in a variety of journals and publications. His research interests focus on Jesus and the gospels, mission, and Second Temple Judaism. He is married to Dawn, a graduate of Trinity College and they have three teenage sons. Steve enjoys reading about culture, politics and history and coaching his sons’ basketball teams.

Selected Publications

  • Jesus and Israel’s Traditions of Judgement and Restoration (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
  • “Consumed by Zeal: John’s Use of Psalm 69.9 and the Action in the Temple,” Bulletin for Biblical Research, 21 (2011) 479–94.
  • “Jesus and Israel’s Eschatological Constitution,” in The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus (Brill, 2011, 3.2835–53).