Professor

R. Laird Harris, PhD (1911-2008)


Education

  • Dropsie University, PhD
  • Westminster Theological Seminary, BTh and ThM
  • University of Pennsylvania, MA
  • University of Delaware, BS
  • Washington University, graduate work

Teaching Career

  • Adjunct professor and founding faculty member of the Old Testament Department, Knox Theological Seminary (1989-1990)
  • Professor and Department Chair of Old Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary (1956-1981)
  • Academic Dean, Covenant Theological Seminary (1964-1971)
  • Professor, Faith Theological Seminary (1937-1956)
  • Instructor, Wheaton College Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, and the Near East School of Archaeology and Bible in Jerusalem
  • Visiting professor in many countries around the globe, including Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore
  • Lecturer at several universities and seminaries in the United States

Other Career Highlights

  • Ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America
  • Moderator of the 10th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (1982)
  • Elected Chairman of the NIV Editorial Board, the Committee on Bible Translation that produced the New International Version (1970-1974)
  • President of the Evangelical Theological Society (1961)
  • Moderator of the Bible Presbyterian Synod (1956)
  • Founding member of the Evangelical Theological Society (1949)

Publications

  • Numerous books, including Inspiration and Canonicity of the Bible,Introductory Hebrew Grammar, and Man—God’s Eternal Creation
  • Consulting editor and contributor to the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible

Courses