Dr. Greg Lanier

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Students



  • New Testament | Faculty | Orlando
  • New Testament | Guest Faculty | New York City
  • Student Services | Staff | Orlando

Contact Information

Email:
glanier@rts.edu

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Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.S.
Reformed Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Cambridge, Ph.D.

Bio

Greg joined the faculty of RTS-Orlando in 2016 and teaches courses related to New Testament exegesis and interpretation, Greek, and preaching. He is also an Associate Pastor (part-time) at River Oaks Church and is ordained in the PCA. He lives in Oviedo with his wife, Kate, who is an optometrist, and their three daughters. Before moving to Florida, the Laniers lived in Cambridge, England, where Greg finished his doctorate; while in England, they were actively involved in an evangelical Anglican church.

Prior to their overseas sojourn, Greg and his family lived in Charlotte, NC, where he attended RTS-Charlotte, served as teaching assistant to Dr. John Oliver (now retired), and served as a pastoral intern at Uptown Church PCA under Dr. Michael Kruger (campus president at RTS-Charlotte). Before discerning the Lord’s calling into pastoral and academic ministry, Greg worked in various professional roles in Charlotte, Birmingham, and Atlanta, ranging from management consulting to private equity investing.

His research interests include the Synoptic Gospels, canon and textual criticism, the use of the OT in the NT, the Pauline epistles, and the Septuagint. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, and he maintains a blog at http://glanier.wordpress.com.

Publications

Books

  • Corpus Christologica: Texts and Translations for the Study of Jewish Messianism and Early Christology (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers). In process.
  • (With William A. Ross) Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. 2 volumes. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2018
  • Old Testament Conceptual Metaphors and the Christology of Luke’s Gospel. Library of New Testament Studies 591. London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark.
  • How We Got the Bible: Old and New Testament Canon and Text. Christian Pocket Guides. Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus. Forthcoming.

Scholarly Articles and Essays

  • “Dating Myths: When Later Manuscripts Are Better Manuscripts,” in Elijah Hixson and Peter J. Gurry (eds.), Myths and Mistakes: Correcting Common Misconceptions about the Text of the New Testament. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. Forthcoming.
  • Covenant in Johannine Epistles and Revelation,” in Guy Waters, Nicholas Reid, and John Muether (eds.), An Introduction to Covenant Theology. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. Forthcoming.
  • “Quantifying New Testament Textual Variants: Key Witnesses in Acts and the Catholic Letters.” New Testament Studies (2018). Forthcoming.
  • “Taking Inventory on the ‘Age of the Minuscules’: Later Manuscripts and the Byzantine Tradition within the Field of Textual Criticism.” Currents in Biblical Research 16/3 (2018): 263–308.
  • Scriptural Inspiration and the Authorial ‘Original’ Amid Textual Complexity: The Sequences of the Murder–Adultery–Steal Commands as a Case Study.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 61/1 (2018): 47–81.
  • “Sharpening Your Greek: A Primer for Bible Teachers and Pastors on Recent Developments, with Reference to Two New Intermediate Grammars.” Reformed Faith and Practice 1/3 (2016): 88–155.
  • “A Case for the Assimilation of Matthew 21:44 to the Lukan ‘Crushing Stone’ (20:18), with Special Reference to P104.” TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism 21 (2016): 1–21.
  • “‘It Was Made to Appear Like that to Them’: Islam’s Denial of Jesus’ Crucifixion.” Reformed Faith and Practice 1/1 (2016): 39–55.
  • “‘From God’ or ‘From Heaven’: ἐξ ὕψους in Luke 1,78.” Biblica 97/1 (2016): 121–27.
  • Mapping the Vineyard: Main Lines of Investigation Regarding the Parable of the Tenants in the Synoptics and Thomas.” Currents of Biblical Research 15/1 (2016): 74–122.
  • “The Curious Case of צמח and ἀνατολή: An Inquiry into Septuagint Translation Patterns.” Journal of Biblical Literature 134/3 (2015): 505–27.
  • Davidic Covenant.” Lexham Bible Dictionary. Edited by J.D. Barry and L. Wentz. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014.
  • “Luke’s Distinctive Use of the Temple: Portraying the Divine Visitation.” Journal of Theological Studies 65/2 (2014): 433–62.
  • Glory (כבוד / δόξα).” Lexham Theological Wordbook. Edited by J.D. Barry; Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2014.
  • The Rejected Stone in the Parable of the Wicked Tenants: Defending the Authenticity of Jesus' Quotation of Psalm 118:22.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 56/4 (2013): 733–51.

Academic Presentations

  • (With William A. Ross) “Skeuos of the Septuagint: Statistical and Semantic Reflections from the Making of a Reader's Edition.” IOSCS Program Unit, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Forthcoming.
  • (With William A. Ross) “How We Produced Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition...and What We Learned.” Septuagint Studies Consultation, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Forthcoming.
  • “‘You Shall Observe His Heel': Tracing the Greek Tradition-History of Genesis 3:15b.” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. Forthcoming.
  • Dating Myths: Why Later Manuscripts Can Be Better Manuscripts.” Special Session (“Growing Up in the Ehrman Era: Retrospect & Prospect on Our Text-Critical Apologetic”), Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, 15 November 2017.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Orality, Textuality, and the Inspired Use of Diverse Sources in the Formation of the NT.” NT Canon, Textual Criticism, and Apocryphal Literature Section, Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, 13 November 2017.
  • The OT Used in the NT: From Excerpta to Testimonia to Midrash and Back Again.” New Testament Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge. 3 March 2015.
  • One Christology to Rule them All? Paths Forward in NT Christology.” New Testament Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge. 2 December 2014.
  • “Against the Gods: Re-Reading Luke 1:78–79 and 2:30–35 as Implicit Polemic Against Sun Worship.” Gospel of Luke Section, Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA. 26 November 2014.
  • Metaphor in the New Testament: Catching Up to the Conversation on Contemporary Metaphor Theory.” Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, CA. 22 November 2014.
  • “Early Christian Hymns—A Look at Manuscript Reception: A Response.” Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference, University of Oxford. 31 May 2014.
  • “Yahweh Comes in the Side Door: The Temple Theology of Luke.” New Testament Graduate Seminar, University of Cambridge. 4 March 2014.
  • “New and Old Perspectives: Evaluating Justification in Light of the Historia Salutis.” SES Academic Conference, Charlotte, NC. 15 February 2013.

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