W. Combs, Th.D.
Professor of New Testament
Dr. William W. Combs has been teaching at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary since 1983. He is currently Professor of New Testament and Chairman of the New Testament department. Dr. Combs also serves as the seminary's Academic Dean. Previously, he was the seminary's Registrar. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with his B.A. degree and from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary with his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. His Th.D. degree is from Grace Theological Seminary in the field of New Testament Text and Interpretation. Before coming to DBTS, Dr. Combs taught at Tennessee Temple University for four years.
Dr. Combs has also served in the pastoral ministry and currently speaks in numerous churches every year, including Bible conferences and preacher's workshops. He has served as a guest lecturer in various Christian colleges. Dr. Combs has written a number of articles for magazines such as Frontline and for scholarly journals, including Bibliotheca Sacra, Grace Theological Journal, and Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal. He is also editor of the seminary's own Journal. He and his wife Pansy are members of Inter-City Baptist Church in Allen Park, MI.
The History of The NIV Translation Controversy Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 17 (2012): 3–34.
Review of The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, 2nd ed., by James C. Vanderkam. Themelios 35 (November 2010): 484–85.
“The Meaning of Fellowship in 1 John.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 13 (2008): 3–16.
“Romans 12:1–2 and the Doctrine of Sanctification.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 11 (2006): 3–24.
“Dead to Sin—Romans 6:2.” In Frontline Pastor’s Insert. Frontline Magazine. Nov–Dec 2005, p. 6.
“The Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 9 (2004): 57–96.
“The Biblical Role of the Evangelist.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 7 (Fall 2002): 23–48.
“The Preservation of Scripture.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 5 (Fall 2000): 3–44.
“Is Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 a Reference to the Rapture?” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 3 (Fall 1998): 63–87.
“Does the Believer Have One Nature or Two?” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 2 (Fall 1997): 81–104.
“Erasmus and the Textus Receptus.” Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal 1 (Spring 1996): 35–53.
“The Transmission-History of the Septuagint.” Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (July–September 1989): 255–69.
“Nag Hammadi, Gnosticism and New Testament Interpretation.” Grace Theological Journal 8 (Fall 1987): 195–212.