Gregory K. Beale

New Testament

Rev. Dr. Gregory K. Beale (PhD, Cambridge) holds the J. Gresham Machen chair of New Testament and is research professor of New Testament and biblical interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary.

Dr. Beale’s academic interests include the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, the book of Revelation, the biblical-theological theme of temple as the dwelling place of God, and the topic of inerrancy, among others. For those who are new to Dr. Beale’s writing and teaching on these interests, he recommends several resources as places to start. On the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament, he would suggest starting with his course A New Testament Biblical Theology, available free online from Westminster, or reading A New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New. On Revelation, he would recommend his commentary Book of Revelation (New International Greek Text Commentary) or the newly-released Revelation: A Shorter Commentary. On the biblical-theological use of temple, consider “Eden, the Temple, and the Church’s Mission in the New Creation,” or his book on the topic. On inerrancy, he would suggest starting with The Right Doctrine from the Wrong Text?or his article “Can the Bible be Completely Inspired by God and Yet Still Contain Errors?”.


  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 1981
  • ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1976
  • MA, Southern Methodist University, 1976
  • BA, Southern Methodist University, 1971

Church Ministry

Dr. Beale is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC).

Teaching and Professional History

  • Professor, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2010–present
  • Kenneth T. Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies and Professor of New Testament, 1999–2010; Coordinator for the M.A. in Biblical Exegesis program, Fall 2001, Wheaton College Graduate School
  • Assistant Professor of New Testament, 1984–1986; Associate Professor 1987–1992; Professor 1992–2000; Director of the Th.M. in Biblical Theology Degree Program 1992–2000, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Guest Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, 1980–1982; Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Philosophy and Religion, 1983–1984, Grove City College


  • New Testament Greek 3a (NT013a)
  • General Introduction to the New Testament II (NT103)
  • New Testament Interpretation: Acts and the Pauline Epistles (NT223)
  • Readings in the Literature of Post-Biblical Judaism (Part 1: Early Judaism) (NT791)
  • Readings in the Literature of Post-Biblical Judaism (Part 2: Early and Later Judaism) (NT793)
  • New Testament Theology (NT912)
  • New Testament Use of the Old Testament (NT941)


  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Tyndale Fellowship