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J. William Johnston

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, University of Texas, 1990; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994; PhD, 2002.

Before Dr. Johnston was a believer he doubted the accuracy of Scripture translations, and therefore the integrity of the Bible. After coming to faith he decided that the only way to find out whether the translations were reliable was to learn the original languages. After majoring in the classics at the University of Texas, he came to Dallas Seminary and discovered that teaching was his passion. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at Dallas Seminary, he taught Greek at The Criswell College and as an adjunct teacher at Dallas Seminary. His research interests are in Greek grammar, syntax, and Septuagint studies.

Courses Taught

  • BE106 - Acts & Pauline Epistles
  • NT101 - Elements of Greek
  • NT102 - Elements of Greek
  • NT103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT505 - Intro to New Testament Exegesis using Logos Bible Software
  • OT101 - Elements of Hebrew I
  • OT102 - Elements of Hebrew II

Interests

Academic Interests

Greek grammar
textual criticism
Septuagint studies (future direction)

Personal Interests

Classical and Flamenco guitar
Database development
Visual Basic programming

Books