Dr. Greg Lanier

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Students

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


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.

While his research interests range from textual criticism to Pauline epistles to cognitive linguistics, Greg's two areas of focus at present are Christology in the Synoptic gospels (on which he wrote his doctoral dissertation, "Old Testament Conceptual Metaphors and the Christology of Luke's Gospel") and the Greek Old Testament (on which he is currently co-authoring a book for Hendrickson Publishers, to be released in 2018). He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies. He maintains a blog at http://glanier.wordpress.com.


  • "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 P-104.” TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (2016) 1-21.
  • “‘From God’ or ‘From Heaven’: εξ υψους in Luke 1:78.” Biblica 97/1 (2016), 121-127.
  • “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.
  • “‘It Was Made to Appear Like that to Them’: Islam’s Denial of the Resurrection.” Reformed Faith and Practice 1/1 (2016): 39–55.
  • “Glory (כבוד / δοξα).” Lexham Theological Wordbook (ed. by John D. Barry; Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2015).
  • “The Curious Case of צמח and ανατολη: An Inquiry into Septuagint Translation Patterns.” Journal of Biblical Literature 134/3 (2015): 505–527.
  • “Davidic Covenant.” Lexham Bible Dictionary (eds. J.D. Barry and L. Wentz, et al.; Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2015).
  • “Luke’s Distinctive Use of the Temple: Portraying the Divine Visitation.” Journal of Theological Studies 65/2 (2014): 433–462
  • “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.

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