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Faculty | Master of Arts (New Testament)

As a Talbot School of Theology student, you’ll study under top-notch scholars who aren’t just widely published and highly respected in the academic community — they’re also actively engaged in passionate, heartfelt ministry. In addition to the following faculty members who will teach many of your concentration-specific courses, you will also have the opportunity to take courses with a wide range of Talbot professors from other areas of specialization.

Clinton E. Arnold

  • Research Professor of New Testament

  • Post-Doctoral Study, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Ph.D., University of Aberdeen
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Clinton E. Arnold enjoys teaching, speaking and writing on various aspects of the New Testament. He has had a special interest in the historical and cultural setting of the letters of Paul. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Arnold is the editor of the four-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary for which he wrote...

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Moyer Hubbard

  • Professor and Chair of New Testament Language and Literature

  • D.Phil., University of Oxford
  • M.Div., Western Seminary
  • Th.M., Western Seminary
  • B.S., Multnomah University

Moyer Hubbard's area of specialty is the Pauline epistles and the Greco-Roman context of the New Testament. His books include Christianity in the Greco-Roman World (Baker), New Creation of Paul's Letters and Thought (Cambridge) and two commentaries on 2 Corinthians (Zondervan, Baker). He has contributed articles to New Testament Studies, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, the ...

Research Interests

  • Pauline Epistles
  • Second-Temple Judaism
  • Pneumatology
  • Greco-Roman Backgrounds to the New Testament

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Doug Geringer

  • Associate Dean, Assessment, Accreditation and Administration
  • Associate Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

  • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., California State University, Fresno

Doug has two driving passions: (1) to live the Gospel and (2) to advance the Gospel by means of theological education. He serves the school in two roles. Though completely unaware of his administrative skills as a seminary student, Doug enjoys academic administration as Associate Dean (most of the time anyway). His major administrative responsibilities include budget management and oversight,...

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Joe Hellerman

  • Professor Emeritus of New Testament

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., California State University, Dominguez Hills

Joe Hellerman has taught at Talbot for more than a decade and ministered in the church most of his adult life. Joe's seminary training (at Talbot) focused on Old Testament studies, while his doctoral research at UCLA dealt with the social history of the early Christians. Joe has authored three academic monographs: The Ancient Church as Family (Fortress Press, 2001), Reconstructing Honor in...

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Alan Hultberg

  • Director, Master of Arts program
  • Associate Professor of New Testament

  • Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego

Alan Hultberg combines academic research in the Apocalypse, the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament and New Testament theology with a strong desire to see students become biblically oriented disciples of Jesus Christ. He comes to Talbot with formal classroom experience at the elementary, college, and seminary levels and has served in pastoral and lay leadership roles in churches in...

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Gary Manning Jr

  • Director, Master of Divinity program
  • Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.Ed., University of Hawaii

Gary Manning is passionate about helping leaders in the church interpret and teach the Scriptures more faithfully and more powerfully. Gary studied at Talbot School of Theology and Fuller Seminary, and focuses his studies on the Gospel of John, the Synoptic Gospels, literary approaches to interpretation, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. He is the author of Peter Rabbit and...

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Victor Rhee

  • Professor Emeritus of New Testament

  • Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Capital Bible Seminary
  • Th.M., Talbot School of Theology
  • B.S., University of Maryland

Victor Rhee specializes in Hebrews and general epistles in the New Testament. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on "The Concept of Faith in the Overall Context of the Book of Hebrews," and authored Faith in Hebrews: Analysis within the Context of Christology, Eschatology, and Ethics (Peter Lang). He also contributed articles to The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon Press). He had...

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Michael Wilkins

  • Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

  • Post-Doctoral Study, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

Dr. Wilkins is now retired from the full-time faculty and is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament Language and Literature. He is the former Dean of the Faculty and Chair of the New Testament Department at Talbot School of Theology. In his retirement he now focuses on research and writing, specializing in New Testament theology, the Gospel of Matthew, the Gospel of Luke, 1 Peter,...

Research Interests

  • Historical and Cultural Setting of Palestine and the Gospels
  • Integration of Biblical studies and Theology with Academic Disciplines in a University Faculty Worldview
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Exegesis of the New Testament
  • Biblical Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Theology
  • Exegesis of the Gospels

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