Seth Ehorn, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek Language and New Testament
On Faculty since 2015

Office: Wyngarden 304
Phone: (630)752-7172


PhD, University of Edinburgh (2015)

M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School (2010)

MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary (2008)

B.A., Bethel University (2005)

About Seth Ehorn

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” So wrote L. P. Hartley at the opening of his excellent book, The Go-Between (1953). Having lived and studied in Scotland for four years, Hartley’s quote rings true for me in a powerful way. Likewise, as a scholar of New Testament and Christian Origins, Hartley’s words remind me that studying the New Testament can sometimes feel like living abroad. Indeed, they do things differently there!

Prior to coming to Wheaton, I took the Ph.D. in New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology from the University of Edinburgh. My research centers on historical questions related to the emergence of early Christianity and I enjoy sharing insights into the forces and factors that shaped the movement. Following from my doctoral dissertation on the citation of Psalm 68(67):19 in Ephesians 4:8, I am actively researching the questions of how and why ancient authors adapted the wording of their sources in the act of quotation. These questions are all the more interesting because many of the New Testament’s citations from Israel’s Scriptures have been altered—a practice that seems very foreign to modern readers.

No stranger to Wheaton College, I am particularly excited by Wheaton’s mission to educate the whole person and to foster excellence within the context of Wheaton’s Christian heritage. I hope to inspire my students by challenging them to be more rigorous in their thinking, more Christian in their assumptions, and more charitable in their engagement with others.

When I am not teaching or researching, I love spending time with my wife, Rachel, and my one-year-old son. Additionally, I enjoy cooking French and Spanish cuisine.


  • BITH 213 - New Testament Literature and Interpretation
  • GREK 101 - Greek Grammar I
  • GREK 102 - Greek Grammar II
  • GREK 201 - Intermediate Greek Grammar

Membership in Professional Societies

  • British New Testament Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Select Publications

Composite Citations in Antiquity: New Testament Uses, co-edited with Sean Adams (LNTS; London: T&T Clark, forthcoming 2017).

“Intertextuality.” In Encyclopedia of Biblical Reception: Literature (Berlin: Gruyter, forthcoming 2016).

Composite Citations in Antiquity: Early Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and Early Christian Uses, co-edited with Sean Adams (LNTS; London: T&T Clark/ Bloomsbury, 2015).  Link to publication

“Composite Citations in Plutarch.” Forthcoming in Composite Citations in Antiquity (see above).

“What is a Composite Citation?: An Introduction.” Forthcoming in Composite Citations in Antiquity (see above).

“Galatians 1:8 and Paul’s Reading of Abraham’s Story.” Journal for Theological Studies 64/2 (2013): 439–44. Link to publication

“The Use of Psalm 68(67).19 in Ephesians 4.8: A History of Research.” Currents in Biblical Research 12/1 (2013): 96–120. Link to publication

A more complete list of publications is available at

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