Dr. Dalen C. Jackson

Dr. Dalen C. Jackson

Academic Dean and Professor of Biblical Studies

B.A., Samford University

M.Div. and Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary




Dr. Jackson has taught biblical studies at BSK since its inception in 2002, specializing in New Testament studies and biblical interpretation.
He has also served since 2007 as Academic Dean. Prior to coming to BSK, he was chair of the Division of External Studies at Judson College in Marion, Alabama, then chair of the Humanities Division and head of the Theology Department at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he is an ordained minister, having served churches in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia in a variety of clergy and lay roles. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.

Courses he has taught at BSK include Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to the New Testament, Introduction to Greek, Greek Reading, Biblical Hermeneutics, Synoptic Gospels, Interpreting Matthew, Reading Mark in the Church, Interpreting Romans, and Interpreting Hebrews. Dr. Jackson and his wife, Shari, live in Lexington and have two grown children.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

The Bible in the life of the church (practices for engaging and interpreting the Bible)

Discovering diverse voices in biblical interpretation

Focused studies of New Testament books

Public reading and performance of biblical texts

Biblical storytelling in diverse media

Bible translations and versions

Apocalyptic visions and the Bible

Bible and the public schools

Scholarly conversations: Biblical performance criticism; linguistics; hermeneutical theory

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