William W. Grasham

Dr. William W. Grasham has been preaching for over sixty years in Texas, California, Arizona, Germany, and Scotland. He received a B.A. in 1962 and an M.A. in 1968 from Pepperdine University and the M.Div. from Abilene Christian University in 1975. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, upon completion of a dissertation that examined the nature of the Qumran community, the writers of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

From 1975 to 1978, Grasham and his family lived in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he preached for an American military congregation. Then they moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, so he could continue his education. While there, they helped to establish a local congregation of the Lord's church.

Grasham did post-doctoral studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also participated in archaeological digs at Tel Dor in Israel. For over fifteen years, he taught Old and New Testament and Biblical Theology courses at the Center for Christian Education in Dallas, Texas. He retired in 2005 but continued to present seminars for graduate students on the Bible and archaeology and on the gospel in the Old Testament.

He and his wife, Eleanor, have been blessed with four children, seventeen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.


Genesis 1—22 William W. Grasham, Ph.D.
Genesis Cover In this detailed look at God's book of beginnings, Dr. William W. Grasham delves into the creation account, the selection of Abraham and his descendants as God's chosen people, and the introduction of God's plan to save the people He created. The story of mankind is actually the story of God: His power, His righteousness, His promises, and His faithfulness. (622 pages)
Genesis 23—50 William W. Grasham, Ph.D.
Genesis Cover In this portion of his commentary on God's book of beginnings, Dr. William W. Grasham continues his in-depth look at the development of the divinely chosen people of Israel. Following the story from the days of Abraham to the time when Joseph's family joined him in Egypt, the author highlights the providence of God in the workings of history and in individual lives. (658 pages)