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W. Harold Mare, Ph.D.

W. Harold Mare, Ph.D. PhotoW. Harold Mare, Ph.D.
TitleProfessor of New Testament
ExpertiseNew Testament, history, languages, archaeological research; Director, Abila of the Decapolis Excavation, Northern Jordan; Director, Archaeological Institute, Covenant Seminary; President, Abila Archaeological Project, Inc.
Current OrganizationCovenant Theological Seminary
Type of OrganizationSeminary
Major ProductEducational training and scientific research
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.A., 1941; M.A., 1946, Wheaton College, Illinois; B.D., 1945, Faith Seminary; Ph.D., 1961, Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
BornJuly 23, 1918, Portland, Oregon
Honors & AwardsGraduate with Highest Honor, Wheaton College; Wheaton College Scholastic Honor Society
Published Works3 books, N.T. Greek Grammar; Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area; Commentary on 1 Corinthians; in process, 4th book on Backgrounds of the Bible; numerous articles, including American and overseas publications
AffiliationsArchaeological Institute of America; Society of Biblical Literature; American Schools of Oriental Research; Near East Archaeological Society; Evangelical Theological Society; Institute for Biblical Research; Classical Club of St. Louis; Missouri Numismatic Society
Hobbies & SportsPhotography (for Archaeological Institute and publications), international travel-British Isles, Europe, Africa, India, Australia, Korea, Canada, Ukraine, Israel, Syria, Iran, Turkey
Career AccomplishmentsPresident, Near East Archaeological Society, 1971-92; President, Archaeological Institute of America, St. Louis Society, 1978-80
Work HistoryTeaching, Wheaton College, summer, 1942; Teaching, Faith Seminary, 1947-53; Pastor, Denver Colorado, 1953-60; Pastor, North Carolina, 1960-63; Professor of Classics, Covenant College, 1963-64; Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, 1963-present; Near East Archaeology work in the summers since 1962; Director, Abila Excavations since 1980; Director, Archeological Institute, St. Louis; President, Abila Archaeological Project Inc.; Overseas: Extra Teaching, India, summer 1976; Korea, summers 1987, 1988; Ukraine, 1997; Papers given overseas at Oxford England, Copenhagen, Lyon France, Turin Italy, Jordan, and Sydney Australia
ChildrenMyra A. Ovshak, 56; Sally E. Walke, 52; Nancy L. Hayward, 51; William H. Mare, 48; Judith E. Linton, 43; Grandchildren: Heather, Cari, Kristin, Erin, Richard, Cassandra, Nicholas, Jennifer
SpouseElizabeth Potter
MarriedMarch 23, 1945
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