David Capes, PhD

David Capes


Office Address: ATWD I 226
Phone: (281) 649-3127

Professor of Christianity


  • PhD, New Testament, SWBTS
  • MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA, Religion, Mercer University

Courses Taught

  • Jesus and His Teachings
  • The Gospel of John
  • New Testament Theology
  • New Testament Christology
  • Paul and His Letters

Teaching Focus

Dr. Capes' teaching and research focus on New Testament theology, Christology, early Christianity, intertextuality, Christian worship and inter-religious dialogue.


Dr. Capes has authored, co-authored or co-edited a number of books including:
  • Rediscovering Jesus: A Biblical, Historical and Cultural Introduction (InterVarsity, 2015)
  • Slow to Judge: Sometimes It's OK to Listen (Thomas Nelson, 2015)
  • The Voice of Romans: the Gospel according to Paul (Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • The Voice of Hebrews: the Mystery of Melchizedek (Thomas Nelson, 2008)
  • Rebecca’s Children: Christology and Community in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Baylor University Press, 2007)
  • Rediscovering Paul: an Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology (InterVarsity, 2007)
  • The Last Eyewitness: the Final Week (Thomas Nelson, 2006)
  • The Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land (Steimatsky, 1999)
  • Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology (JCB Mohr, 1992)
In addition he has contributed to a number of dictionaries, encyclopedias and professional journals.  He was the lead scholar on a new Bible translation, The Voice Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2012).

Additional Information

Dr. Capes served as the founding, interim dean of the Honors College at HBU and chair of the Honors College Advisory Council during the 2008-09 academic year. He was honored by the university in 1996 and again in 2005 with the Opal Goolsby Outstanding Teaching Award.

For 12 years he has cohosted a weekly radio show called “A Show of Faith.”  The show airs Sunday evenings 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Central) on 1070 AM KNTH.

Dr. Capes is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and chairs the program unit entitled "The Extent of Theological Diversity in Earliest Christianity."  He is also a member of the Institute for Biblical Research and serves as a member of the board.