Klyne Snodgrass

Klyne Snodgrass

Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies

Classes taught: Interpreting the New Testament I; Romans; Ephesians and Colossians; Women, the Bible, and the Church; The Parables of Jesus

At North Park since: 1974

Having served the Seminary for decades, Dr. Klyne Snodgrass chooses to teach at North Park Theological Seminary because of “a sense of God’s leading, a commitment to Christ’s church, and a sense of the impact academic studies have on character formation and effective ministry.”

Dr. Snodgrass continues to be struck by North Park’s unique focus on community and spiritual formation. “Classes here are substantive, engaging, dialogical, and focused on character formation and the ministry of the church,” he says. “They are academic but not focused merely on academics.”

Ordained as a Southern Baptist, Dr. Snodgrass also has a deep history of affiliation with the Evangelical Covenant Church. He served as the Seminary’s dean of faculty from 1988 to 1993, and is coordinator of the North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, an annual conference that explores and discusses issues of relevance to the church.

Dr. Snodgrass has been a visiting scholar at Tyndale House (Cambridge), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, University of Tübingen, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Duke University Divinity School. He serves as editor of the journal Ex Auditu, was a consulting editor for Zondervan’s NIV Application Commentary, and in translation analysis for the New Living Translation. He was president of the Institute for Biblical Research from 1993 to 1995, and president of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research from 1990 to 1991.


  • PhD, New Testament, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
  • MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • BA, Columbia Bible College

Recent Publications

  • Klyne Snodgrass. “Preaching Jesus’ Parables,” in Preaching the New Testament, ed. Ian Paul and David Wenham. InterVaristy Press, 2013, 45-58.
  • Klyne Snodgrass. Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.
  • Klyne Snodgrass. Ephesians in The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1996.

“Classes are substantive, engaging, dialogical, and focused on character formation and the ministry of the church.”