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Wenkel, Ph.D.

Affiliate, Research Fellow

From: United States

At LCC Since: 2020

Key Areas

  • Luke, Acts, Hebrews, and Matthew
  • Typology, Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Christology


Dr. David Wenkel has served as adjunct faculty and a research fellow in New Testament at LCC since 2020.

He wrote his M.A. thesis on John Bunyan’s doctrine of atonement and then focused on the New Testament for his Th.M degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His doctoral work at the University of Aberdeen (Highland Theological College) focused on the joy theme in Luke-Acts under Michael Bird and the late I.H. Marshall. He has done further studies and research at Moody Bible Institute, the University of Edinburgh, and the Hastings Center for Bioethics. 

Dr. Wenkel has published articles and book reviews in periodicals such as the Scottish Journal of Theology, Biblica, the Biblical Theology Bulletin, Tyndale Bulletin, Irish Biblical Studies, the Expository Times, the Journal of Theological Interpretation and Bibliotheca Sacra. David has presented papers at meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Society for the Study of Theology.

In addition to scholarly articles and research, Dr. Wenkel is an ordained Baptist minister in Des Plaines, Illinois, doing outreach with his wife and family among the Korean immigrant community. 

Current areas of research include short exegetical papers and forthcoming volumes on Luke-Acts for the “Lexham Research Commentary” series with Logos Bible Software.


The Lord of angel armies and the centurion of Capernaum in Matthew 8:5-13.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Horizons in biblical theology, 43(2), p. 205-223, 2021.

The Gospel of Matthew and apocalyptic discourse.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Expository times, 132(6), p. 259-270., 2021.

Military camps around Jerusalem and the meaning of ΣΤΡΑΤΌΠΕΔΟΝ in Luke 21:20.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, 17, p. 181-196., 2021.


The hidden prophet bursting forth: John the Baptist's appearing according to Luke.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Expository Times, 134(5), 201-210., 2023.

Jesus the Dayspring: The Sunrise and the Visitation of Israel’s Messiah. New Testament Monographs 43.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press. 2021, 2021.

The Kingship of the Twelve Apostles in Luke-Acts.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. , 2018.

Shining Like the Sun: A Biblical Theology of Meeting God Face to Face.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Wooster, OH: Weaver Book Company, 2016; reprinted: Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018., 2018.

Jesus' Crucifixion Beatings and the Book of Proverbs.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017., 2017.

Coins as Cultural Texts in the World of the New Testament. T&T Clark Biblical Studies.

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017., 2017.

Joy in Luke-Acts: The Intersection of Rhetoric, Narrative, and Emotion. Paternoster Biblical Monographs

LCC author(s): David Wenkel, Ph.D.

Milton Keyes: Paternoster, 2015.