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Murray Vasser

Dr. Murray Vasser

Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies

601.366.8880 ext. 103

Ridgeland, MS


Dr. Vasser joined the faculty of Wesley Biblical Seminary in 2022 as an Adjunct Professor, and in 2023 he became an Assistant Professor of New Testament.
Dr. Vasser began his formal education at Cedarville University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2008). While working as a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman, Dr. Vasser responded to a call to pursue a vocation in ministry. He enrolled at Talbot School of Theology where he obtained a Master of Arts in New Testament Language and Literature (2012). From there, he moved to Asbury Theological Seminary where he completed a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies under leading NT scholars Dr. Ben Witherington III and Dr. Craig Keener (2021). His Ph.D. dissertation focused on slavery in the NT. Dr. Vasser is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society.
Murray and his wife Ashlyn have three boys, Luke, Elliott, and Judah. They currently live in Madison, MS.


  • Ph.D., New Testament

    Asbury Theological Seminary

  • M.A., New Testament Language & Literature

    Talbot School of Theology

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering

    Cedarville University


  • Bodies and Souls: Revelation 18:13 as a Critique of the Slave Trade

    New Testament Studies 64.3 (2018)

  • Grant Slaves Equality: Re-examining the Translation of Colossians 4:1,

    Tyndale Bulletin 68.1 (2017)

  • Sell Your Possessions: Luke 12:33 and the Greco-Roman Utopian Ideal

    Southeastern Theological Review 8.1 (2017)

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