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Jay E. Smith

Professor of New Testament Studies

BS, Bowling Green State University, 1982; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1989; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1996.

Various forms of ministry in the local church complement Dr. Smith’s role as a teacher in the New Testament department. He has a special interest in the apostle Paul’s letters and New Testament theology. He regularly contributes to leading academic journals and several professional societies. His current teaching and research interests include 1 Corinthians and Paul’s sexual ethics.

Jay E. Smith
TODD 207
  • NT101 - Elements of Greek
  • NT102 - Elements of Greek 2
  • NT104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT335 - 1 Corinthians
  • NT415 - The New Testament and Sexual Ethics
  • BS1002 - New Testament Backgrounds
  • NT1001 - History of New Testament
  • NT1002 - New Testament Theology
  • NT2020 - Seminar in the Theology of Paul
  • NT2035 - Seminar on the Apocalyptic Genre
  1. Smith, Jay E., "The New Perspective on Paul: A Select and Annotated Bibliography." Criswell Theological Review 3 (2005). 91-111.
  2. Smith, Jay E., "Another Look at 4Q416 2 ii.21, a Critical Parallel to First Thessalonians 4:4." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 63, no. 3 (2001). 499-504.
  3. Smith, Jay E., "1 Thessalonians 4:4: Breaking the Impasse." Bulletin for Biblical Research 11, no. 1 (2001). 65-105.
  4. Smith, Jay E., "Thomas Paine and The Age of Reason’s Attack on the Bible." The Historian 58 (1996). 745-61.
  5. Smith, Jay E., "Can Fallen Leaders Be Restored to Leadership." Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 455-480.
  6. Smith, Jay E., "The Theology of Charles Finney : A System of Self-reformation." Trinity Journal 13, no. 1 (1992). 61-93.

Academic Interests

  • Pauline literature and theology

Personal Interests

  • Gardening
  • Jogging
  • Hiking
  • Collecting arrowheads

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