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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's research interests include the first-century world, Greek language and linguistics, exegetical method, and exegesis of the prison epistles. His teaching passion is to see students grow in their knowledge of Christ in order to bring Christ’s love to a lost world. He and his wife, Robin, have two children: Jillian and David.

Joseph D. Fantin
TODD 208
  • NT400 - The New Testament in Contemporary Culture
  • 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
  • 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