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W. Hall Harris

Senior Professor of New Testament Studies

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

A member of the Seminary faculty for almost forty years, 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. Since 1995, Dr. Harris has served as project director and managing editor of the NET Bible (New English Translation), the first Bible to be published electronically on the internet ( He has served as both translator and general editor for The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear New Testament and The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear New Testament: SBL Edition. He was also the general editor and NT translator for the Lexham English Bible (LEB). Dr. Harris also serves on the board of directors of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, and as an ordained minister, he has served in various churches as pastor of single adults, elder, and adult Sunday school teacher.

W. Hall Harris
TODD 211
  • NT103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT104 - Intro to NT Exegesis
  • NT225 - Computer & Internet Tools for NT Exegesis
  • NT305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • BS1002 - NT Backgrounds
  • ID201 - Computer Tools for Biblical Exegesis
  • NT1001 - History of NT Interp & Crit
  • NT1002 - NT Theology
  • NT2030 - Sem Gospel & Epistles of John
  • NT2035 - Sem on Apocalyptic Genre
  • NT325 - Gospel of John
  • NT380 - Epistle of John & Johannine Theology
  1. Harris, III, W. Hall, "The Ascent and Descent of Christ in Ephesians 4:9-10." Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 198-214.
  2. Harris, III, W. Hall, ""The Heavenlies" Reconsidered : Ouranos and Epouranios in Ephesians." Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 72-89.

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
  • 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)