About Greg

Greg is the Academic Dean and a lecturer in Old Testament. He is also the Chair of the Australian College of Theology (ACT) Research and Research Studies Committee and a member of the ACT Academic Board.
Greg is married to Mignon and they have 4 children.


1978 Bachelor of Science (Med) (First Class Hons) (University of Sydney)
1981 Licentiate of Theology (First Class Hons) (Australian College of Theology)
1981 Bachelor of Divinity (Second Class Hons Upper Division) (University of London)
1982 Diploma of Arts (Second Class Hons Upper Division) (Moore Theological College)
1985 Scholar in Theology (Second Class Hons) (Australian College of Theology)
1992 Master of Theology (Australian College of Theology)
2002 Doctor of Philosophy (University of Sydney)


“The Hermeneutics of the Haftarot,” TynBul 58.1 (2007) 83-100
“The Fifth Commandment” in Love Rules: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century (eds. Stuart Bonnington and Joan Milne; Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2007)
Gregory R. Goswell & Allan M. Harman (eds.), Covenant and Kingdom: A Collection of Old Testament Essays by William J. Dumbrell (Doncaster: Reformed Theological Review, 2007)
“What’s in a Name? Book Titles in the Torah and Former Prophets,” Pacifica 20.3 (2007) 262-277
“The Use of the Old Testament in the Westminster Standards,” RTR 66.3 (2007) 148-165
“What’s in a Name? Book Titles in the Latter Prophets and Writings,” Pacifica 21.1 (2008) 1-16
“The Order of the Books in the Hebrew Bible” JETS 51/4 (2008) 673-688
“What’s in a Name? Book Titles in the New Testament,” Pacifica 21.2 (2008) 160-174
“The Divisions of the Book of Daniel,” in The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesis (Pericope: Scripture as Written and Read in Antiquity 7; eds. Raymond de Hoop, Marjo C. A. Korpel and Stanley E. Porter; Leiden: Brill, 2009) 89-114
“Titles without texts: What the lost books of the Bible tell us about the books we have,” Colloquium 41/1 (2009) 73-93
“The Order of the Books in the Greek Old Testament,” JETS 52/3 (2009) 449-466
“Early Readers of the Gospels: The kephalaia and titloi of Codex Alexandrinus,” JGRChJ 6 (2009) 134-74
“Calvin’s Commentary on the Psalter: Christian or Jewish?,” Pacifica 22.3 (2009) 278-300
“Keeping God out of the Book of Esther,” Evangelical Quarterly 82.2 (2010) 99-110
“The Fate and Future of Zerubbabel in the Prophecy of Haggai,” Biblica 91.1 (2010) 77-90
“The Order of the Books in the New Testament,” JETS 53.2 (2010) 225-241
“Ancient Patterns of Reading: The Subdivision of the Acts of the Apostles in Codex Sinaiticus,” JGRChJ 7 (2010) 68-97
Beginnings: The Early Chapters of Genesis (Box Hill North: PTC Media, 2010)
“Fathers and Sons in the Books of Samuel,” in An Everlasting Covenant: Biblical and Theological Essays in Honour of William J. Dumbrell (eds. John A. Davies and Allan M. Harman; Doncaster: Reformed Theological Review, 2010) 7-28
“The Handling of Time in the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah,” TrinJ 31.2 (2010) 187-203
“David in the Prophecy of Amos,” VT 61 (2011) 243-257
“Isaiah 1.26: A Neglected Text on Kingship,” TynBul 62.2 (2011) 233-246
“One more exact translation of the Holy Scriptures: Robert Alter and the King James Bible (1611),” RTR 70.3 (2011) 206-219
“The Attitude to the Persians in Ezra-Nehemiah,” TrinJ 32.2 (2011) 191-203.
“An Early Commentary on the Pauline Corpus: The Capitulation of Codex Vaticanus” JGRChJ 8 (2011-12) 51-82
“The Absence of a Davidic Hope in Ezra-Nehemiah,” TrinJ 33 (2012) 19-31
“The Paratext of Deuteronomy,” in Interpreting Deuteronomy: Issues and Approaches (eds. David Firth and Philip Johnston; Nottingham: IVP, 2012) 209-228
“The Temple Theme in the Book of Daniel,” JETS 55 (2012) 509-520
“Joshua and Kingship,” BBR 23 (2013) 29-42
“Resurrection in the Book of Daniel,” ResQ 55.2 (2013) 139–151
“Royal Names: Naming and Wordplay in Isaiah 7,” WTJ 75 (2013) 97-109
“The Eschatology of Malachi after Zechariah 14,” JBL 132 (2013) 625-638.
“Two Testaments in Parallel: The Influence of the Old Testament on the Structuring of the New Testament Canon,” JETS 56 (2013) 459-474
Ezra-Nehemiah (EP Commentary Series; Faverdale North: Evangelical Press, 2014)
“Isaiah 16: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of Messianism,” SJOT 28 (2014) 91-103
“The Book of Ruth and the House of David”, Evangelical Quarterly 86 (2014) 116-129
“‘So Was This People…’: Translating Haggai 2.14 in the Past Tense,” BBR 24 (2014) 363-378
“Where is David in the Book of Daniel?,” Restoration Quarterly 56 (2014) 209-221
“The Literary Logic and Meaning of Isaiah 38,” JSOT 39 (2014) 165-186
“Having the Last Say: The End of the OT,” JETS 58 (2015) 15-30
“The Shape of Messianism in Isaiah 9,” WTJ 77 (2015) 101-110
“The Ethics of the Book of Daniel,” ResQ 57 (2015) 129-142
“Assigning the Book of Lamentations a Place in the Canon,” JESOT 4 (2015) 1-19
“The Place of the Book of Acts in Reading the NT,” JETS 59 (2016) 67-82
“A Theocratic Reading of Zechariah 9.9,” BBR 26 (2016) 7-19
“Jonah among the Twelve Prophets,” JBL 135 (2016) 283-299
Peter H. W. Lau and Gregory Goswell, Unceasing Kindness: A Biblical Theology of Ruth (NSBT 41; London: Apollos, 2016)
“The Non-Messianic Psalter of Gerald H. Wilson,” VT 66 (2016) 524-541
“Is Ruth also among the Wise?,” in David G. Firth and Lindsay Wilson (ed.), Exploring Old Testament Wisdom: Literature and Themes (London: Apollos, 2016) 115-133
“Finding a Home for the Letter to the Hebrews,” JETS 59 (2016) 747-760
“The Visions of Daniel and their Historical Specificity,” ResQ 58 (2016) 129-142
“The Place of the Book of Esther in the Canon,” TrinJ 37 (2016) 155-170
“The Canonical Position(s) of the Book of Daniel,” ResQ 59 (2017) 129-140
“King and Cultus: The Image of David in the Book of Kings,” JESOT 5.2 (2016-2017) 167-186
“Messianic Expectation in Isaiah 11,” WTJ 79 (2017) 123-135
“Putting the Book of Chronicles in its Place,” JETS 60 (2017) 283-299
“A Royal Isaianic Servant of Yhwh?,” SJOT 31 (2017) 185-201
“‘David their King’: Kingship in the Prophecy of Hosea,” JSOT 42 (2017), 213-231
“Authorship and Anonymity in the NT Writings,” JETS 60 (2017), 733–749
“The Shape of Kingship in Deuteronomy 17: A Messianic Pentateuch?” TrinJ 38 (2017), 169-181
“The Early Readership of the Catholic Epistles,” JGRChJ 13 (2018) 129-151
“Should the Church Be Committed to a Particular Order of the Old Testament Canon?” Horizons in Biblical Theology 40 (2018) 17-40
“What Makes the Arrangement of God with David in 2 Samuel 7 a Covenant?,” ResQ 60 (2018) 87-97
“The Prince Forecast by Ezekiel and its Relation to Other Old Testament Messianic Portraits,” Biblische Notizen 178 (2018) 53-73
“The Johannine Corpus and the Unity of the New Testament Canon,” JETS 61 (2018) 217-233
“Farewell to Davidic Kingship: The Meaning and Significance of Isaiah 39,” ResQ 61 (2019) 87-106
“Reading Romans after the Book of Acts,” JETS 62 (2019) 355-371
“The Ordering of the Books of the Canon and the Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament,” JTI 13 (2019) 1-20
“Why Did God Say No to David? (2 Samuel 7),” JSOT 43 (2019) 556-570
“Davidic Rule in the Prophecy of Micah,” JSOT 44 (2019) 153-165
“The Two Testaments as Covenant Documents,” JETS 62 (2019) 677-692
“The Attitude to Kingship in the Book of Judges,” Trinity Journal 40 (2019) 3-18
“Temple and Kingship in the Book of Chronicles,” Restoration Quarterly 62 (2020) 65-79
“Ezra-Nehemiah,” in J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays (ed.), The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2020), 371–91
“The Macro-Structural Role of the Former Prophets and the Historical Books in Old Testament Canons,” JETS 63 (2020) 455-471
Andrew Abernethy and Gregory Goswell, God’s Messiah: Expectations of a King Across the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020)
“The Davidic Restoration in Jeremiah 23.1-8 and Deuteronomy 17.14-20,” BBR 30 (2020) 349-366
“The Just King: The Portraits of David and Solomon in the Books of Samuel and Kings,” ResQ 62 (2020) 195-208
“The Bifurcation of the Prophecy of Joel and its Theology of Reversal,” in Guillaume Bady and Marjo C.A. Korpel (ed.), Les délimitations éditoriales des Écritures des bibles anciennes aux lectures modernes, Pericope 11 (Leuven: Peeters, 2020), 85-105.
“Hezekiah in Isaiah 36-39: Idealized or Condemned?” TrinJ 41 (2020) 131-147
“The Lord’s Anointed in the Books of Samuel,” WTJ 82 (2020) 241–254
“Chapter Three: The Old Testament Canon: The Law, the Prophets, and the Writings,” in Andreas Köstenberger with Richard Patterson, Invitation to Biblical Interpretation: Exploring the Hermeneutical Triad of History, Literature, and Theology, Second Edition, Invitation to Theological Studies Series (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2021), 129-154.
“Making Theological Sense of the Prophetic Books of the Old Testament Canon,” JETS 64 (2021) 77-94
“What Happened to the Empire of David?” ResQ 63 (2021) 140-160
“The Non-Royal Portrayal of Moses in the Pentateuch,” JESOT 7.1 (2021) 60-81
“The Glorification of the Temple in Haggai 2:1-9,” SJOT 35 (2021) 242-255
“Royal Reactions: The Behaviour of Hezekiah in Isaiah 36–37,” TrinJ 42 (2021) 131-150
“The Main Character of the Book of Esther: The Contribution of the Textual Divisions and the Assigned Titles of the Book of Esther to Uncovering its Protagonist,” JSOT 46 (2021) 193-205
“The Contribution of the Structuring of the Canon to Debate about the Place of Wisdom in Biblical Theology,” HBT 44 (2022) 3–27
“The Uniform of the Old Testament Prophet,” Toronto Journal of Theology 38 (2022) 25-36

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