• Bill Simmons
    Bill Simmons, PhD
    Professor of New Testament
    and Greek

    Simmons joined Lee’s faculty in 1986. He earned his PhD in New Testament from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. In addition to teaching at Lee, Simmons has taught and done mission work at the European Bible Seminary in Rudersburg, Germany, as well as teaching in Korea, Honduras, the Philippines, Guatemala, Cuba, and Peru.

    Simmons’ doctoral work focused on the theological continuity between Jesus and Paul. His current area of interest and academic research include the historical and cultural background of the New Testament, as well as a focus on the Pauline epistles and Koine Greek.

    Simmons is the author of various publications, including Peoples of the New Testament World: an Illustrated Guide (Baker, 2008), A Concise Background of the New Testament (Olive Tree Bible Software, 2011), and A Theology of Inclusion in Jesus and Paul (Edwin Mellen Press, 1996). He has also published several articles in the Evangelical Dictionary of New Testament Theology and the Lexham Project for Logos Bible Software. His most recently published work is “Priest –Sacrifice- Life As Worship: A Pauline Matrix For Understanding Romans” and appeared in the journal Bibliotheca Sacra (Jan 2015). Simmons has developed an inductive Bible study program for Men's Discipleship of the Church of God, completing studies for this series in the Epistle of James and Paul's Epistle to the Philippians, and is currently working on Ephesians. Simmons received Lee University’s Excellence in Research Award in 1994 and his book Peoples of the New Testament World was recognized by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association in 2010 as one of the top five best books in Bible Reference and Study.

    Throughout his career, Simmons has presented papers at the national conferences of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

    Simmons enjoys contributing to the local church, he being an active member of the Westmore Church of God in Cleveland since 1986. He and his wife Lenae have two sons, David Andrew and Nathaniel Stewart, and one daughter, Laura Marie. Originally from Metairie, Louisiana, he enjoys reading early American history, landscaping, and gardening.

    Bill Simmons Curriculum Vitae

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11/27
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12/05
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12/05
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12/05
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