Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs

Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Gibbs

  • Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology
Phone314-505-7110

Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs is a professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Gibbs has been a faculty member since 1992.

His areas of interest and expertise include the Synoptic Gospels, New Testament eschatology
and Matthew.

He earned a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Va. (1995). He earned a Master of Sacred Theology (1988) and Master of Divinity (1979) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas.

After graduating from Concordia Theological Seminary, Gibbs was ordained in 1979 and was called to two congregations in northwestern Oregon. He served there for 10 years.

Gibbs has been a conference speaker for pastors and laity in many venues. He currently is the part-time pastoral assistant at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis, and preaches and teaches the Scripture there regularly.

His writing works include Jerusalem and Parousia: Jesus’ Eschatological Discourse in Matthew’s Gospel (Concordia Publishing House [CPH], 2000); Matthew 1:1—11:1, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2006); Matthew 11:2—20:32, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2010); and Matthew 21:1-28:20, Concordia Commentary (CPH, 2018).

Gibbs and his wife, Renee, live in St. Louis and are active in life-affirming ministry, especially on behalf of unborn children. They have four grown children and more than a dozen grandchildren, the total number of which is happily beyond their control.

Interests:

Synoptic Gospels
New Testament eschatology
Matthew

Education

1995
Ph D Union Theological Seminary Richmond, Virginia Biblical Studies Let the Reader Understand: The Eschatological Discourse of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel
1988
STM Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Indiana The Synoptic Problem: Basic arguments examined, with the burial-resurrection narratives as a test case
1979
MDIV Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne, Indiana The Parable: definition and interpretation, with special application to the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price, Mt. 13:44-46
1974
BA Rice University Houston, Texas