2023 - Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God: A Seminar on the Passion Week of Jesus is a deliberate, detailed and devotional study of the last days of Jesus’ mortal life. The passion week, the pivot point on which all of human history turns, is at once the most awful and the most blessed week in all of human history.

The events of that week are carefully traced. Theological considerations central to the narrative are discussed, with special attention to what the Scriptures have to say concerning the Person of Jesus Christ.

About the speaker

Dr. Bookman completed his Masters of Divinity and Masters of Theology at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctorate of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.


After graduating from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Central Seminary, Dr. Bookman served as a pastor/teacher in Rock Falls, Wisconsin. He joined the faculty of Pillsbury College in 1973, taught there for eleven years, and eventually served as Chairman of the Bible Department.


Following his time as Professor of Bible at Pillsbury, Dr. Bookman continued to teach at various Bible colleges as well as to teach and pastor at local churches. During these years, Dr. Bookman began to see the need for a renewed emphasis on the life of Christ and the importance of the biblical lands.


In 1987, Dr. Bookman joined the Bible Department faculty of The Master’s College. Throughout the years, he has taught at various colleges and seminaries, and has served as pastor and interim pastor at local churches. Much of his ministry in the last decade has focused on the life of Christ, leading study trips throughout the biblical world, and speaking at Bible conferences across the United States and abroad.


Dr. Bookman joined the Shepherds Theological Seminary faculty in 2009 teaching in the area of Old and New Testament Exposition. Dr. Bookman also enjoys leading numerous study trips to the biblical lands. This love for the biblical lands has made him an important contributor to Shepherds’ Department of Archaeology, where he functions as a field geographer of sorts, connecting the biblical text to the routes and regions of the land, and explaining how the land and text work together to tell the full narrative of Scripture.


Dr. Bookman and his wife, Diane, have three children and twelve grandchildren.