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Dr. Darrell L. Bock is a New Testament scholar and research professor of New Testament studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas, United States. Bock received his PhD from Scotland's University of Aberdeen.

His works include the monograph "Blasphemy and Exaltation" in the collection Judaism and the Final Examination of Jesus, and volumes on Luke in both the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament and the InterVarsity New Testament Commentary Series. Bock is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He serves as a corresponding editor for Christianity Today, and he has published articles in Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

Challenging The Da Vinci Code[]

Bock is most known for his recent work concerning The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. In a response to the theological implications of the novel, Bock wrote Breaking the Da Vinci Code, his best-selling work to date. The book challenges the historicity of various extra-biblical ideas expressed in The Da Vinci Code, most notably the supposed marriage of Jesus to Mary Magdalene. He also has written many pieces for and

On 17 May 2006, immediately before The Da Vinci Code film opened, Bock appeared on the television show Nightline, talking about his book and about the movie. [1]

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