Dr. Greg Forbes

Greek, Hermeneutics and New Testament Lecturer
BTh – MTh – PhD

Greg has had close ties with MST since he commenced undergraduate studies at the college in 1986. After completing a BTh in 1991, he has since completed an MTh on Revelation 20 and was awarded a PhD from Deakin University for a thesis on the parables in Luke.

Greg is married to Anne-Maree and they have three sons. In his down time Greg enjoys golf, gardening, and cooking.

Areas of Study

  • Biblical Studies (BB)
  • New Testament (NT)
  • Research Interests

    Greg’s research interests cover a few different areas. He is particularly interested in Greek grammar as it relates to exegesis, and for that reason is keen to pursue commentary writing. Particular books of interest include the General Epistles and the Synoptic Gospels.

    Greg is also interested in historical Jesus research as this not only impacts our understanding of the Synoptic Gospels, but also forms an important part of Christian apologetic. Having spent many years teaching Hermeneutics, Greg also has a passion to see the Bible used accurately and competently, and would like to write something in the future on applying Scripture faithfully and responsibly.

    Recent Publications


      ‘Raised from Obscurity: A Narratival and Theological Study of the Characterization of Women’ in Luke Acts (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015) co-authored with Scott Harrower


      ‘1 Peter’ in Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament (Nashville: B & H Academic, 2014)


      ”The Epistle to the Galatians,” in All Things to All Cultures (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2013)