Prior to joining the faculty at Trinity, Dr. Pao taught at Harvard University as a Teaching Fellow in the area of Greco-Roman World and Early Christianity. He has also served as a visiting professor at several institutions in Hong Kong, China, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.Dr. Pao is also involved in a number of Bible translation projects, and he is currently serving as the New Testament editor of the Tien Dao Bible Commentary series and consulting editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series.
He has published eight volumes in Chinese in the Guides to Biblical Studies series (Tien Dao, 2015–). Among other projects, he is currently working on commentaries on The Pastoral Epistles (Brill Exegetical Commentary) and The Gospel of Matthew (Tyndale New Testament Commentary).
He has contributed to a number of essay collections and reference works, including Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Baker, 2005), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary (vol. 10; Zondervan, 2007), New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon, 2008), Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (Baker, 2007), The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (Baker, 2012), The NIV Zondervan Study Bible (Zondervan, 2015), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter, 2016), and Christian Higher Education: Teaching and Learning in the Evangelical Tradition (Crossway, 2018).
BA, Wheaton College
MA, Wheaton College Graduate School
MTS, MA, PhD, Harvard University
Affiliations & Achievements
Harvard University Teaching Fellowship
Harvard University Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Evangelical Theological Society
Institute of Biblical Research
Society of Biblical Literature