Osvaldo Padilla is an evangelical New Testament scholar. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager. He has a B.A. from the Moody Bible Institute, an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen. He was the Assistant Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is now Assistant Professor of New Testament at Beeson Divinity School.
Padilla's book, "The Speeches of Outsiders in Acts: Poetics, Theology and Historiography" Society For New Testament Studies Monograph by Cambridge University Press, is due to be published in the fall of 2008. His research interests are in the Gospels, Acts, ancient education, historiography, and Hellenistic Greek.