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Jay E. Smith

Department Chair and Professor of New Testament Studies

BS, Bowling Green State University, 1982; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1989; PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1996.

Various forms of ministry in the local church complement Dr. Smith’s role as a teacher in the New Testament department. He has a special interest in the apostle Paul’s letters and New Testament theology. He regularly contributes to leading academic journals and several professional societies. His current teaching and research interests include 1 Corinthians and sexual ethics in Pauline literature. “Dr. Jay” often uses sports, history, and music metaphors to help his students learn Greek grammar and syntax. And maybe someday he and his daughters, Karissa and Dayna, will hook a big one at the lake right by his house.

Courses Taught

  • NT5101 - Elements of Greek
  • NT5102 - Elements of Greek
  • NT5103 - Intermediate Greek
  • NT5104 - Introduction to New Testament Exegesis
  • NT5105 - Exegesis of Romans
  • NT5335 - The Book of 1 Corinthians
  • NT8101 - History of New Testament Interpretation and Criticism
  • NT8102 - NT Theology
  • NT8220 - Sem in Theology of Paul
  • NT5415 - Jesus and Paul
  • NT8235 - Seminar on Apocalyptic Genre


Academic Interests

Pauline literature and theology

Personal Interests

Collecting arrowheads


DTS Voice Videos

Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the New Testament
Classic: Same-Sex Sexuality and the Old Testament
Stirring Hearts, Banishing Superficiality
The New Testament View of Same-Sex Sexuality
Queen James Passages in the Old Testament
Plan to Finish Well

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "The New Perspective on Paul: A Select and Annotated Bibliography." Criswell Theological Review (3). 2005. 91-111.
  • "Another Look at 4Q416 2 ii.21, a Critical Parallel to First Thessalonians 4:4." Catholic Biblical Quarterly (63:3). 2001. 499-504.
  • "1 Thessalonians 4:4: Breaking the Impasse." Bulletin for Biblical Research (11:1). 2001. 65-105.
  • "Thomas Paine and The Age of Reason’s Attack on the Bible." The Historian (58). 1996. 745-61.
  • "Can Fallen Leaders Be Restored to Leadership." Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 455-480.
  • "The Theology of Charles Finney : A System of Self-reformation." Trinity Journal (13:1). 1992. 61-93.