Daniel Block

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D.Phil., University of Liverpool

M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

B.A., University of Saskatchewan

Daniel Block’s passion for study of the Old Testament began while a university student at the University of Saskatchewan under the teaching of his pastor, a former seminary professor. After receiving a B.A. in History and German, Dr. Block pursued this passion for the Old Testament, eventually receiving an M.A. in Old Testament from Trinity Evangelical School and later a D.Phil. in Semitics: Classical Hebrew from the University of Liverpool.

For the past thirty years Dr. Block has enjoyed the privilege of sharing his passion for the Old Testament with students at Wheaton College, teaching several Old Testament courses including Old Testament Theology and Expository Preaching from the Old Testament. Opening the eyes of students to the riches of the Old Testament has been one of the supreme delights of his life.

In addition to teaching in the classroom, Dr. Block has served the greater of body of Christ by preaching and teaching in churches around the country, doing week-end seminars on “Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship” and “Resurrecting the Old Testament.” As in his formal profession, Dr. Block always delights in sharing his knowledge of scripture with others.

He is the author of fourteen books including For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship and The Gospel according to Moses: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Book of Deuteronomy, as well as several Old Testament commentaries such as Judges, Ruth: An Exegetical and Theological Exposition of Holy Scripture (NAC), Deuteronomy (NIVAC), and The Book of Ezekiel (NIDOT).

Daniel is married to Ellen, and they have several children and grandchildren whom they enjoy visiting in British Colombia and Germany.

Posts by Daniel Block

8 Marks of Authentic Worship

Daniel Block | May 14, 2019

To define biblical worship is to confine it. At best we may try to describe the phenomena. But in simplest terms, worship is the human response to God.