Frank  Thielman

Frank Thielman

Presbyterian Chair of Divinity

Beeson Divinity School

New Testament

Office: Divinity Hall 
Phone: 205-726-2665

Frank Thielman joined the Beeson Divinity School faculty in 1989. He teaches Greek Exegesis. He is a noted New Testament scholar, concentrating primarily in the Pauline epistles. His books include The NIV Application Commentary: PhilippiansPaul and the Law: A Contextual ApproachFrom Plight to Solution: A Jewish Framework for Understanding Paul’s View of the Law in Galatians and RomansThe Law and the New Testament: The Question of Continuity,  Theology of the New Testament: A Canonical and Synthetic Approach and Ephesians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series. He is a member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), and is an ordained Presbyterian (PCA) minister. He and his wife, Abby, have three adult children.


  • Additional studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • B.A., M.A., University of Cambridge
  • B.A., Wheaton College