Dr. Jim Coakley has taught for twenty years as professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute and Moody
Theological Seminary, specializing in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Prior to Moody he served as a pastor
for thirteen years. He has traveled to Israel over ten times as a tour leader and has also toured throughout
Turkey and Greece. Jim is married to Gayle; they have two grown children and three grandchildren. He was a
contributor to the Moody Bible Commentary and is one of the hosts of the weekly syndicated Moody Radio program
The Land and the Book.