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W. Hall Harris, III

Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, North Carolina State University, 1974; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1978; PhD, University of Sheffield, 1989.

During his long tenure as a member of the Seminary faculty, Dr. Harris has traveled and ministered extensively in Western Europe, especially in Germany and Italy. His wife is from Germany and he has close ties to the German Bible Society (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft), including work as editor of the New English Translation—Novum Testamentum Graece New Testament. Dr. Harris serves as project director and managing editor of the NET Bible, the first Bible to be published electronically on the internet (www.netbible.org). He has published a commentary on the letters of John, 1, 2, 3 John: Comfort and Counsel for a Church in Crisis. Dr. Harris teaches classes in the use of computer tools and Internet resources for biblical study and exegesis and currently is involved in a project to create a syntactical database for the Greek New Testament. In addition, he has remained active in local church ministry. As an ordained minister he has served as a pastor of single adults, elder, and adult Sunday school teacher.

W. Hall Harris, III
TODD 211
  • NT103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT225 - Computer and Internet Tools for NT Exegesis
  • NT305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • BS1002 - New Testament Backgrounds
  • ID201 - Computer Tools for Biblical Exegesis
  • NT1001 - History of New Testament
  • NT1002 - New Testament Theology
  • NT111 - Intertestamental History
  • NT2030 - Seminar in the Gospel and the Epistles of John
  • NT2035 - Seminar on the Apocalyptic Genre
  • NT325 - The Gospel of John
  • NT380 - The Epistles of John and Johannine Theology
  • TG1000 - Reading Theological German
  1. "Review of 'Luke 1:1-9:50.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 109-111.
  2. "Review of 'Luke 9:51-24:53.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 109-111.
  3. "Review of 'The Quest for the Origin of John's Gospel: a Source-oriented Approach.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 375-376.
  4. "Review of 'Reading John: a Literary and Theological Commentary on the Fourth Gospel and the Johannine Epistles.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 376-376.
  5. "Review of 'Belief in the Word: Reading the Fourth Gospel, John 1-4.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 117-117.
  6. "Review of 'The Farewell of the Word: The Johannine Call to Abide.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 117-118.
  7. "The Ascent and Descent of Christ in Ephesians 4:9-10." Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 198-214.
  8. "Review of 'Dictionary of Modern Theological German.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 375-375.
  9. "Review of 'The Johannine Epistles: a Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 377-377.
  10. "Review of 'The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 124-125.
  11. "Review of 'John.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 122-123.
  12. "Review of 'The Gospel According to John.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 149 (1992). 122-122.
  13. ""The Heavenlies" Reconsidered : Ouranos and Epouranios in Ephesians." Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 72-89.
  14. "Review of 'Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 112-112.
  15. "Review of 'An Exegetical Bibliography of the New Testament, V 3: John and 1, 2, 3 John.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 358-359.
  16. "Review of 'The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 145 (1988). 358-358.

Academic Interests

  • Gospel of John
  • Epistles of John
  • Johannine theology
  • Pauline epistles
  • Ephesians
  • Second temple Judaism
  • Rabbinic Judaism
  • Bible translation
  • Computer and internet tools for biblical research
  • Contributing author
  • Bible.org
  • Project director and managing editor for The NET Bible

Personal Interests

  • JR. R. Tolkien
  • CS. Lewis
  • Air and Space History
  • Bible Translation and Printing
  • Star Wars
  • European Prototype Model Railroading
  • Military History (esp. WWII)

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