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Khirbet el-Maqatir: A Biblical Perspective

Lee University's, Dr. William A. Simmons, explains how biblical scholars have connected the artifacts and evidence from Khirbet el-Maqatir to the Scripture.  

Admission to this event is free to the public.



William A. Simmons, Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek in the School of Religion, received his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews in 1990.  Professor Simmons was ranked in the Department of Bible and Theology in 1986, and fully tenured in 1992.  He received the “Excellence in Scholarship Award” in 1994.  His specialty is New Testament exegesis with a concentration in the Pauline epistles and Koine Greek.  In addition to his undergraduate classes, Dr. Simmons teaches biblical hermeneutics, studies in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman groups of the first-century, and advanced Pauline studies on the graduate level.  He regularly presents papers at the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society.  His most recent presentation was entitled “Paul’s Χριστός Ontology: The Theological Significance of Sυn-, Sυg- and Sυm- Prefixes in Romans” (SBL, Vienna, Summer 2014)  His latest work, Peoples of the New Testament World: An Illustrated Guide was released by Hendrickson Publishers, Oct. 2008.  Professor Simmons also serves the church by writing discipleship material for graduates and young professionals.

Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site is sponsored in part by Lee University.