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Expert Advisory Board

(alphabetical)

Michael H. Burer
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
BMus, University of Georgia, 1993;
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1998;
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2004.

Before beginning faculty service with Dallas Dr. Burer worked for many years with Bible.org as an editor and assistant project director for the NET Bible. He was also instrumental in the completion of the New English Translation-Novum Testamentum Graece diglot, published jointly by Bible.org and the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft of Stuttgart, Germany. An ordained minister, Dr. Burer is active in his local church and has ministered frequently with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in France. He has served as a visiting teacher at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Évangélique in Vaux-sur-Seine, France. His research and teaching interests include Greek language and exegesis, the Gospels, and Jesus studies.
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Samuel P. C. Chia
Director of Online Chinese Studies, Assistant Professor in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
BS, University of Alberta, 1986;
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994;
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2003.

Dr. Chia has been teaching in higher education for more than ten years. He regularly teaches classes related to a variety of New Testament topics and issues and has served as a lecturer, assistant professor, or adjunct professor at seminaries in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. In addition to teaching, he has served as a senior pastor of a Chinese church for nine years before moving to Taiwan in 2004. After serving as an adjunct professor for the Chinese Online program at DTS in 2006, Dr. Chia became the Director for Chinese Online Education in 2008.
Joseph D. Fantin
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
BA, Eastern Michigan University, 1986;
MA, Michigan State University, 1988;
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1995;
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2003,
PhD, University of Sheffield, 2007.

Dr. Fantin's research interests include the first-century world, Greek language and linguistics, exegetical method, and exegesis of the prison epistles. His teaching passion is to see students grow in their knowledge of Christ in order to bring Christ’s love to a lost world.
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Thomas J. Finley
Professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Chair, Old Testament and Semitics Department, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Biola College.
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Finley's area of expertise is Northwest Semitic languages, specifically Hebrew and Aramaic. He authored the Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary (Joel, Amos, Obadiah) (reprinted by Galaxie Software), the Everyman's Bible (Commentary on Joel, Obadiah, Micah) (Moody), and co-authored How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew and Greek (Kregel). He also contributed notes on the prophets mentioned above to The Life Recovery Bible. He authored chapters in three books, and his articles have appeared in Grace Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vetus Testamentum, Zeitschrift für Althebraistik, and Decision Magazine. He has addressed both regional and national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, and he has served as a translation consultant for portions of the Old Testament for the NIV Children's Version.
W. Hall Harris
Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
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 Dallas 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 (www.netbible.org/reader). 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.
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Alan Hultberg
Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition and New Testament, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. 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. Dr. Hultberg has published several critical book reviews in New Testament studies and presented papers at the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Daniel Kim
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Talbot School of Theology
BS, Biola University, 1995.
MDiv, Talbot School of Theology, 2003
ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2005
PhD, University of Aberdeen, 2015

Prior to joining the Talbot faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as an Adjunct Professor in the Old Testament Department at Talbot. His current research interests and specialties include the Historical Books of the Old Testament, the Psalms, the Targumim, the use of the Old Testament in the New, the ancient Near Eastern background of the Old Testament (specifically Mesopotamian literature), Hebrew and cognate Semitic languages, and biblical exegesis. Having been both a pastor and elder at various churches, he has a fervent heart for the local church, and in particular for special needs ministries. Dr. Kim regularly preaches and teaches at churches and conferences in the US and internationally.
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GARY MANNING
Associate Professor of New Testament,
Talbot School of Theology.
B.Ed., University of Hawaii,
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology,
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Gary studied at Talbot and Fuller, and focuses his studies on the Gospel of John, the Synoptic Gospels, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. He is the author of Echoes of a Prophet: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John and in Literature of the Second Temple Period. (T&T Clark, 2004). Gary has been involved in various kinds of Christian ministry for over twenty years, including youth ministry, church planting, and teaching ministry, and still maintains active ministry in the church.
WAYNE SLUSSER
Assistant Seminary Dean, Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, Baptist Bible Seminary
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1991
M.A.B.S., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, 2000
M.Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, 2001
Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary, 2012.

Prior to accepting his current position at Baptist Bible Seminary, Dr. Slusser was on faculty at Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO for 14 years and served as Dean of the Seminary for 4 years. He taught courses in Hermeneutics, New Testament, Greek, and Theology. While serving on the faculty, Dr. Slusser was part of a team church plant in Ozark, MO where he served as co-pastor for 13 years. Dr. Slusser currently teaches New Testament and Greek courses at both the master’s and doctoral levels. His specialty and interests include Greek grammar, biblical exegesis, discourse analysis, Hebrews, the Gospel of Mark, and the cost of discipleship as taught by Jesus and recorded in the Gospel accounts. He is also now managing and authoring the blog found at ntresources.com/blog/ that was established by the late Dr. Rodney Decker.
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Nugget Authoring Team

(alphabetical)

Samuel P. C. Chia
Director of Online Chinese Studies, Assistant Professor in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
BS, University of Alberta, 1986;
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1994;
PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2003.

Dr. Chia has been teaching in higher education for more than ten years. He regularly teaches classes related to a variety of New Testament topics and issues and has served as a lecturer, assistant professor, or adjunct professor at seminaries in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States. In addition to teaching, he has served as a senior pastor of a Chinese church for nine years before moving to Taiwan in 2004. After serving as an adjunct professor for the Chinese Online program at DTS in 2006, Dr. Chia became the Director for Chinese Online Education in 2008.
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Thomas J. Finley
Professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Chair, Old Testament and Semitics Department, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Biola College.
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Finley's area of expertise is Northwest Semitic languages, specifically Hebrew and Aramaic. He authored the Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary (Joel, Amos, Obadiah) (reprinted by Galaxie Software), the Everyman's Bible (Commentary on Joel, Obadiah, Micah) (Moody), and co-authored How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew and Greek (Kregel). He also contributed notes on the prophets mentioned above to The Life Recovery Bible. He authored chapters in three books, and his articles have appeared in Grace Theological Journal, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vetus Testamentum, Zeitschrift für Althebraistik, and Decision Magazine. He has addressed both regional and national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, and he has served as a translation consultant for portions of the Old Testament for the NIV Children's Version.
W. Hall Harris
Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
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 Dallas 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 (www.netbible.org/reader). 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.
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Alan Hultberg
Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition and New Testament, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., University of California, San Diego
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
Ph.D. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. 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. Dr. Hultberg has published several critical book reviews in New Testament studies and presented papers at the annual conference of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Daniel Kim
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitics, Talbot School of Theology
BS, Biola University, 1995.
MDiv, Talbot School of Theology, 2003
ThM, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2005
PhD, University of Aberdeen, 2015

Prior to joining the Talbot faculty full-time, Dr. Kim spent over 15 years on the Biola campus as an alumnus of both Biola and Talbot, and later as an Adjunct Professor in the Old Testament Department at Talbot. His current research interests and specialties include the Historical Books of the Old Testament, the Psalms, the Targumim, the use of the Old Testament in the New, the ancient Near Eastern background of the Old Testament (specifically Mesopotamian literature), Hebrew and cognate Semitic languages, and biblical exegesis. Having been both a pastor and elder at various churches, he has a fervent heart for the local church, and in particular for special needs ministries. Dr. Kim regularly preaches and teaches at churches and conferences in the US and internationally.
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GARY MANNING
Associate Professor of New Testament,
Talbot School of Theology.
B.Ed., University of Hawaii,
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology,
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Gary studied at Talbot and Fuller, and focuses his studies on the Gospel of John, the Synoptic Gospels, and the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. He is the author of Echoes of a Prophet: The Use of Ezekiel in the Gospel of John and in Literature of the Second Temple Period. (T&T Clark, 2004). Gary has been involved in various kinds of Christian ministry for over twenty years, including youth ministry, church planting, and teaching ministry, and still maintains active ministry in the church.
WAYNE SLUSSER
Assistant Seminary Dean, Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek, Baptist Bible Seminary
B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1991
M.A.B.S., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, 2000
M.Div., Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, 2001
Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary, 2012.

Prior to accepting his current position at Baptist Bible Seminary, Dr. Slusser was on faculty at Baptist Bible College & Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO for 14 years and served as Dean of the Seminary for 4 years. He taught courses in Hermeneutics, New Testament, Greek, and Theology. While serving on the faculty, Dr. Slusser was part of a team church plant in Ozark, MO where he served as co-pastor for 13 years. Dr. Slusser currently teaches New Testament and Greek courses at both the master’s and doctoral levels. His specialty and interests include Greek grammar, biblical exegesis, discourse analysis, Hebrews, the Gospel of Mark, and the cost of discipleship as taught by Jesus and recorded in the Gospel accounts. He is also now managing and authoring the blog found at ntresources.com/blog/ that was established by the late Dr. Rodney Decker.
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