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James Coakley


James Coakley

Title: Professor of Bible
Department: Biblical Studies
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Teaching
Start Date: August 1999

Personal Information:

Educational Background:

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


  • “Numbers,” “Deuteronomy.” The Moody Bible Commentary. Eds. Rydelnik, Michael & Vanlaningham. Chicago: Moody, 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.
  • 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.

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



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