F. David Farnell

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Professor of New Testament

B.A., San Diego Christian College
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Farnell came to The Master’s Seminary in 1997. Before that, he served in various roles at Southeastern Bible College like Academic Dean and Chair of the Department of Pastoral Theology and Biblical Studies. Dr. Farnell is the associate editor of defendinginerrancy.com. His work has an emphasis on historical-critical ideologies with on-going research into recent interpretive trends in Gospel research. He currently pastors Grace Bible Church in Ventura County, CA.

Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate (2017)
The Jesus Quest The Danger from Within (2016)
Biblical Criticism (2017)
Basics of Biblical Criticism (2016)
The Independence View of Gospel Origins in Three Views on the Origins of the Synoptic Gospels (2002)
The Jesus Crisis (1998)

Dr. Farnell has also published extensively in journals and periodicals.

Posts by F. David Farnell

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The Privilege of Knowing the Perfect Priest

F. David Farnell | December 19, 2017

This Christmas season, let’s take the time to stop and reflect on the wondrous nature of our Savior, our Great High Priest, who understands our human condition. Jesus came to earth fully human so that everything that could be said about man can be said about him, apart from sin. Now, believers have the privilege […]

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Was Peter an Apostate?

F. David Farnell | April 1, 2015

On October 6, 2014, Robert Gundry delivered an address at Westmont College in which he made the shocking claim that the apostle Peter was actually “Peter the apostate and false disciple according to St. Matthew.” According to Gundry, Matthew’s gospel depicts Peter, after his denials — not as a forgiven apostle — but as an apostatizing false prophet. (To see […]

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