Hall Harris

A DTS faculty member for over forty years, Dr. Harris has worked extensively on the Gospel of John, and now collaborates with faculty from other departments teaching courses on C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, science fiction, and the intersection of theology and technology. His wife is a native of Germany, and he worked closely with the German Bible Society (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft) as lead 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 modern Bible translation to be published freely on the internet (netbible.org) and now published in print by Thomas Nelson Bibles. He has served as both translator and General Editor for The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear New Testament: SBL Edition, and General Editor and NT translator for the Lexham English Bible (LEB). Dr. Harris serves on the board of directors of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM.org), and as an ordained minister, he has served in various churches as pastor of single adults, elder, adult Sunday school teacher, and small group leader.

Educational Background

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

Courses Taught

  • NT5103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT5104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT5305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • BS8102 - Argument of NT Books
  • ID7201 - Computer Tools for Biblical Exegesis
  • NT8101 - History of New Testament Interpretation and Criticism
  • NT8102 - NT Theology
  • NT8230 - Seminar on the Gospel and Epistles
  • NT8235 - Seminar on Apocalyptic Genre
  • NT5325 - Gospel of John
  • NT5380 - The Epistles of John and Johannine Theology