About the Author
Dan Ebert served as a missionary in Asia from 1977 to 1999. Then he taught at Clearwater Christian College for nine years, and he now teaches at Cedarville University. He also does adjunct teaching at several schools, including Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Virginia Beach.
He wrote his dissertation under D. A. Carson:
“Wisdom in New Testament Christology with Special Reference to Hebrews 1:1–4.” PhD diss., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1998.
Two features of this book merit particular praise. First, negatively, Ebert carefully demolishes the “Jesus as Lady Sophia” Christology that dominates far too many books; and second, positively, Ebert fulsomely displays how true wisdom is rightly connected to Jesus Christ. Moreover, the author writes well. I hope this book will be read by many.
—D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Dan Ebert’s Wisdom Christology is a fascinating biblical theological study. Ebert demonstrates persuasively how Wisdom, a central Old Testament theme, played a constraining role in the apostolic era’s first order question, “Who is Jesus?” What is equally compelling and inviting is Ebert’s insistence on engaging this Christological matter as a direct word to Christ’s church. This is no detached study. Rather, it is a gentle yet prophetic word for believers to coordinate their lives with the wisdom offered in Christ; or better, with the Wisdom who is Christ! I heartily and gratefully recommend it.
—Mark S. Gignilliat, Assistant Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School
Dan Ebert reveals the intimate connections between two key biblical motifs, teaching about Jesus Christ and wisdom. By doing so, he helps us understand better the nature of our Lord and what it means to be wise. His book is a marvelous example of biblical theology and shows how that biblical theology informs the way we are to live as God’s people in the twenty-first century. It is grounded in solid research yet very accessible.
—Douglas J. Moo, Blanchard Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College
Pastoral, insightful, and significant, Dan Ebert’s Wisdom Christology expounds key truths about Christ, clarifies how Christ is the wisdom of God, and displays how Christology often functions as wisdom in the New Testament. Ebert models how careful exegesis grounds sound theology and shows how sound theology must be applied—to the church and for the church.
—Christopher W. Morgan, Associate Dean and Professor of Theology, California Baptist University
Table of Contents
Sample PDF here.
Update: I interviewed Dan Ebert for TGC.