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Joseph D. Fantin

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, Eastern Michigan University, 1986; MA, Michigan State University, 1988; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1995; PhD, 2003, PhD, University of Sheffield, 2007.

Dr. Fantin believes an accurate understanding of God's Word will enable the believer to grow in his or her relationship with Christ, to love God and others, to bring Christ's love to a lost world, to build up the church, and most importantly, to glorify God. He is committed to teaching exegetical method in order to help students understand, apply, and teach the Bible in order to achieve these goals. His research interests include the prison epistles, the first-century world, Greek, linguistics, and relevance theory. He and his wife, Robin, have two children: Jillian and David.

Joseph D. Fantin
TODD 208
  • NT101 - Elements of Greek
  • NT102 - Elements of Greek
  • NT103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT104 - Intro to NT Exegesis
  • NT113 - New Testament Introduction
  • BE315 - Bible Manners and Customs
  • NT350 - Colossians & Philemon
  • NT400 - The New Testament in Contemporary Culture
  • NT410 - Daily Life in First-Century City
  • BS1002 - NT Backgrounds
  1. Fantin, Joseph D., "Society and Culture: Aspects of the First-Century World for a More Contextually Driven Exegesis." BAGL 4 (2015). 7–29.

Academic Interests

  • New Testament context (first-century world)
  • Greek language and linguistics

Personal Interests

  • Music
  • History