David Capes, PhD

David Capes


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

Professor of Christianity


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

Courses Taught

New Testament  
Old Testament
World Religions
Jesus and His Teachings
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: Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology (JCB Mohr, 1992); The Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land (Steimatsky, 1999); The Last Eyewitness: the Final Week (Thomas Nelson, 2006); Rediscovering Paul: an Introduction to His World, Letters, and Theology (InterVarsity, 2007); Rebecca’s Children: Christology and Community in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (Baylor University Press, 2007); The Voice of Hebrews: the Mystery of Melchizedek (Thomas Nelson, 2008); and The Voice of Romans: the Gospel according to Paul (Thomas Nelson, 2008). 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 9 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.