Phillip Marshall, PhD

School of Christian Thought
Classics and Biblical Languages
Associate Professor of Biblical Languages


  • PhD, Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary in California
  • BA, Biblical Studies, The Master’s College
  • Undergraduate Studies in Russian Language, Linguistics, and Soviet Politics, Georgetown University

Courses Taught

Bachelor’s Level

  • Hebrew Grammar I and II
  • Greek Grammar I and II
  • Biblical Aramaic
  • General Linguistics
  • Greek Reading & Syntax I (Johannine letters)
  • Greek Reading & Syntaz II (Pauline letters)
  • Hebrew Reading & Syntax I (Jonah)
  • Hebrew Reading & Syntax II (Hebrew Poetry)
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

Master’s Level:

  • Hebrew I and II
  • Greek I and II
  • Biblical Aramaic
  • General Linguistics
  • Hebrew Studies (Jonah)
  • Hebrew Studies (Isaiah)
  • Hebrew Studies (Ruth)
  • Hebrew Studies (Ecclesiastes)
  • Greek Studies (Pauline letters)
  • Greek Studies (Acts)
  • Introduction to Biblical Texts and Doctrines

Teaching Focus

Dr. Marshall’s teaching focus (and passion) is Classical Biblical Hebrew and Hellenistic Greek.  He also tremendously enjoys teaching the introductory Old Testament course to new and transfer students.  His areas of specialization are the Septuagint, early Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible, textual criticism, Hebrew and Greek grammar, and biblical exegesis.

Additional Information

His research interests include grammatical study of the biblical languages, exegesis of biblical texts, Old Testament textual criticism, biblical theology, and translation studies.  Dr. Marshall contributed numerous dictionary entries for both Greek and Hebrew words in Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Zondervan, 2006), and he is presently preparing his doctoral dissertation, “A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Ecclesiastes,” for publication by Peeters Publishers of Leuven as a volume of The Hexapla Project series.

Dr. Marshall serves HCU on the Recruiting and Admissions committee.

Previous academic experience:

  • Instructor of Old Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2007-08
  • Professor of Old Testament Studies, The Midwest Center for Theological Studies, Owensboro, KY, 2007-08