Dr. Gary Staats

Rev. Dr. Gary Staats is the Gale and Harriette Ritz Professor of Old Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary where he has taught since 1999. His areas of interest are Hebrew and Biblical Studies with a goal of seeing Jesus Christ revealed in the Scriptures.

In his academic background, he has a B.A. from Southeastern Bible College (1963), Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (1967) where he majored in New Testament Greek, Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary (1971) where he majored in English Bible, M.A. from Dropsie College (1983) where he majored in Hebrew Bible, and his Ph.D. from New York University (1989) where he majored in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages.  In 2012, Dr. Staats was granted an honorary Doctor of Sacred Literature from Holy Trinity College and Seminary in recognition of his service to the church through the teaching of Scripture.

Dr. Gary Staats has written numerous eBooks including several books on Christological Hebrew Grammar, Christological Greek Grammars, Old and New Testament Commentaries, and Biblical Theology.  Dr. Staats' books are available from WORDsearch and Google Books.  Additionally, Logos Bible Software has recently released Dr. Staats' Five Volume Jesus Christ through Hebrew Grammar collection.  More works with Logos are currently under development.  He also has a number of audio recordings on various topics available here.

He is an American Baptist minister and has taught and pastored for almost 40 years. He is married to Janet L. Staats who supports him in every area of life and ministry. His hobbies include walking and reading the Bible and other books with his wife Janet. His real passion as a teacher is that students can grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their devotion to Jesus Christ and to pass on to others what they have learned.

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