van Eck, Ernest

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College: Knox College
Degrees: DD (Pretoria)
Phone: 416-978-4511
Teaching Category:
Regular Tenure Stream
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree


Professor Ernest van Eck is professor in New Testament at Knox College. Professor Ernest van Eck (BA, BA [Hon], MA [Greek], BD, MDiv, DD), obtained all but the BA-degree from the University of Pretoria. His two master’s degrees focused on different aspects of space used in secular and religious narratives, and in his DD-thesis, obtained in 1993, the focus was a social-scientific interpretation of ideological/political use of space in the gospel of Mark. He has authored 55 and co-authored 41 peer reviewed articles, 14 chapters in international publications, and his latest monograph, focusing on parable research, is titled The parables of Jesus the Galilean: Stories of a social prophet. He has successfully supervised 39 Master’s and 28 PhD students. Professor Van Eck is member of the New Testament Society of South Africa, the USA-based Context Group, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and the international Society of Biblical Literature.