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James Coakley

Professor of Bible
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  • Department:
    Bible and Theology
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  • School:
    Undergraduate in Chicago
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  • Start Date:
    August 1999
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  • Educational Background:

    BA, Calvary Bible College
    MDiv, ThM, Grace Theological Seminary
    DMin, Covenant Theological Seminary

  • Publications:

    "Numbers,” "Deuteronomy." The Moody Bible Commentary. Eds. Michael Rydelnik & Michael Vanlaningham. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014.

    Coauthored with David Woodall. "Using Bible Software to Exegete the Text." The Moody Handbook of Preaching. Gen. Ed. John Koessler. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008.

    "The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy." Review of The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy, by Paul A. Barker. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 49, no. 1 (2006): 147-48.

    English Glosser for 1 Samuel in BART (Biblical Analysis and Research Tool). Software produced by Summer Institute of Linguistics, June 2005.

    "1 Samuel 2:1-10," "Isaiah 35:1-10." The Moody Handbook of Messianic Prophecy Eds. Michael Rydelnik & Edwin Blum. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2019.

  • Professional / Personal Interests:


    • Assistant Pastor, Westchester Bible Church, 1986-1990
    • Adjunct Instructor, Calvary Bible College, 1996-1999
    • Senior Pastor, West Overland Bible Church, 1990-1999


    • Evangelical Theological Society
    • Society of Biblical Literature
    • National Association of Professors of Hebrew