William Rutherford


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biblical Languages

Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh
M.Th. from Dallas Theological Seminary

About Dr. Rutherford

Dr. Rutherford received a Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins from University of Edinburgh in 2008. Previously, he earned a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has been Assistant Professor of Christianity and Biblical Languages at Houston Baptist University since 2009, teaching primarily biblical language and New Testament courses.

Dr. Rutherford’s teaching focuses on classical biblical Hebrew, Hellenistic Greek, and New Testament. He brings to the classroom several years of practical experience as a member on the translation and editorial committee that produced the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). He especially delights in introducing students to the world of Hellenistic Greek, including texts outside the New Testament that enlighten students’ readings of the New Testament. He also enjoys introducing undergraduate students to questions and issues of historical, literary, and theological import in his survey course in New Testament.

Courses Taught

GR 551: Elementary New Testament Greek

Contact Information

Phone: 713-942-9505
Email: wrutherford@hgst.edu