Phillip J. Long is the chair of the Biblical Studies department at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught since 1998. He has served as the chair of the Midwest Evangelical Theological Society, 2013-2014.  His first book, Jesus the Bridegroom, was published by Wipf & Stock in 2012.

He regularly contributes to Reading Acts (readingacts.com), a blog dedicated to New Testament studies.


Ph.D. in New Testament Studies, Andrews University (2012)
M.A. (Old Testament), Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University (1998)
M.A. (Biblical Exposition), Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University (1995)
Th.B., Pastoral Studies, Grace Bible College (1987)

Other Publications

Jesus the Bridegroom: The Origin of the Eschatological Feast as a Wedding Banquet in the Synoptic Gospels. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-62032-957-3


“The Pastor’s Guide to Resources Materials on the New Testament,” Ministry: International Journal for Pastors, May (2006): 22-5. With John McVay.

“Jesus, the Bridegroom.” Journal of Grace Theology 1.1 (2014): 37-51.

“A Brief Introduction to the New Perspective on Paul,” Journal of Grace Theology 2.1 (2015): 3-18.

“Hidden but now Revealed: A Review Article,” Journal of Grace Theology 2.2 (2015): 71-80.


Evangelical Theological Society

Evangelical Philosophical Society

Society of Biblical Literature

Institute of Biblical Research

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