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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.

During his long tenure as a member of the Seminary faculty, 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. Dr. Harris serves as project director and managing editor of the NET Bible, the first Bible to be published electronically on the internet ( He has published a commentary on the letters of John, 1, 2, 3 John: Comfort and Counsel for a Church in Crisis. Dr. Harris teaches classes in the use of computer tools and Internet resources for biblical study and exegesis and currently is involved in a project to create a syntactical database for the Greek New Testament. In addition, he has remained active in local church ministry. As an ordained minister he has served as a pastor of single adults, elder, and adult Sunday school teacher.

Courses Taught

  • NT103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT225 - Computer & Internet Tools for NT Exegesis
  • NT305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • NT325 - Gospel of John
  • BS1002 - NT Backgrounds
  • ID201 - Computer Tools for Biblical Exegesis
  • NT1001 - History of NT Interp & Crit
  • NT1002 - NT Theology
  • NT2030 - Sem Gospel & Epistles of John


Academic Interests

Gospel of John
epistles of John
Johannine theology
Pauline epistles
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

J. R. R. Tolkien
C. S. Lewis
Air and Space History
Bible Translation and Printing
Star Wars
European Prototype Model Railroading
Military History (esp. WWII)


DTS Voice Videos

Into Something Rich and Strange: Practicing Love in Listening
A Discussion on Mental Health
Engaging Literature with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
Cultural Engagement Chapel - Ministering to Your Spouse
Discrepancies in the Gospels

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • Review of "Luke 1:1-9:50." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 109-111.
  • Review of "Luke 9:51-24:53." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 109-111.
  • Review of "The Quest for the Origin of John's Gospel: a Source-oriented Approach." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 375-376.
  • Review of "Reading John: a Literary and Theological Commentary on the Fourth Gospel and the Johannine Epistles." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 376-376.
  • Review of "Belief in the Word: Reading the Fourth Gospel, John 1-4." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 117-117.
  • Review of "The Farewell of the Word: The Johannine Call to Abide." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 117-118.
  • "The Ascent and Descent of Christ in Ephesians 4:9-10." Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 198-214.
  • Review of "Dictionary of Modern Theological German." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 375-375.
  • Review of "The Johannine Epistles: a Commentary." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 377-377.
  • Review of "The Theology of the Letter to the Hebrews." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 124-125.
  • Review of "John." Bibliotheca Sacra (149). 1992. 122-123.
  • Review of "The Gospel According to John." Bibliotheca Sacra (149). 1992. 122-122.
  • ""The Heavenlies" Reconsidered : Ouranos and Epouranios in Ephesians." Bibliotheca Sacra (148). 1991. 72-89.
  • Review of "Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14." Bibliotheca Sacra (146). 1989. 112-112.
  • Review of "An Exegetical Bibliography of the New Testament, V 3: John and 1, 2, 3 John." Bibliotheca Sacra (145). 1988. 358-359.
  • Review of "The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition." Bibliotheca Sacra (145). 1988. 358-358.