Schmidt-DarylJohn F. Weatherly Professor of New Testament
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

d. 2006

Daryl D. Schmidt was John F. Weatherly Professor of New Testament at Texas Christian University. An active Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he was involved in a variety of Westar projects. He debuted the Scholars Version translation in The Gospel of Mark, which launched the Scholars Bible, served as a general editor of Scholars Version for The Complete Gospels, and was coordinator for the translation for The Complete Letters, as well as serving as editor of the New Series of Westar’s academic journal, Forum . He published numerous articles in his primary field of research, Hellenistic Greek grammar.

Read “Fundamentally Pluralistic,” an autobiographical sketch by Daryl Schmidt, which appeared in The Fourth R in 1995.


Academic Credentials

  • B.A., Bethel College, Kansas
  • M.Div., Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union

Special Study

  • Duke University

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University, 1995–
  • Associate Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University, 1984–1995
  • Assistant Professor of Religion, Texas Christian University, 1979–1984
  • Visiting Professor of New Testament, Pacific School of Religion, 1991–1993

Professional Service

  • General Editor, Scholars Version Bible Translation
  • Editor, Foundations and Facets Forum New Series
  • Chair, Department of Religion, Texas Christian University, 1999–
  • Chair, Faculty Senate, Texas Christian University, 1983–1989
  • Steering Committee, Biblical Greek Grammar and Linguistics Section, Society of Biblical Literature, 1991–1996
  • Council of Resident Fellows, Center for the Study of Religion in the Greco-Roman World, Southern Methodist University, 1986–1989

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Involvement with Student Development, Texas Christian University, 1987
  • Junior Scholar Research Award, Southwest Commission on Religions Studies, 1986
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