Dr. John Bechtle first learned Greek as a Bible college student back in 1967, majored in New Testament at Talbot Seminary, and completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. His doctoral program focused on New Testament Greek, with an emphasis on educational psychology and its application to the learning of ancient languages. As part of the program, he wrote a self-teaching textbook for beginning Greek, Greek Behind the Prof’s Back.
John also spent over a year as an instructor of the Old Testament Walk Thru the Bible Seminar, as well as producing a daily Bible study radio program for the college.
Dr. Bechtle has been involved in writing projects, both scholarly and popular. He did the research for the verse-by-verse commentary on Proverbs in the Holman Old Testament Commentary series and participated in the Complete Biblical Library project, contributing Greek and Hebrew word studies and writing cmomentary on several New Testament books.
He spent twenty years as Director of The Telos Institute International, a college-level distance learning program serving home school families. He has also spent many years teaching in local churches and has ministered in Austria and Japan.