long-awardDr. Fred Long, Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, received a “Teacher Who Made a Difference” award from the University of Kentucky Department of Education at their awards banquet on April 30.

“For me, Fred is a scholar who is a breath of fresh air,” Dr. T. Michael W. Halcomb, former student of Dr. Long’s, said. “While he studies intensely, writes vigorously at an in-depth level, and teaches with great passion, he also mentors those in his classrooms and strives to make them even better scholars and followers of Jesus. He saw potential in me, challenged me, encouraged me, and mentored me. I am incredibly grateful for that. And today, I’m proud to call him a great friend.”

Dr. Long’s research and writings cover the areas of Biblical and Greco-Roman literature, Greek grammatical and discourse analysis and translation, and biblical exposition. He has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles and is an active presenter at the annual meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature and other conferences.

Dr. Long is passionate about properly interpreting God’s Word and allowing it proper place in our lives today in our respective communities for blessing the global community. He has translated Psalmic literature for the Lexham Greek-English Septuagint Interlinear, Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians for the new Common English Bible (Abingdon Press), and The Gospels of Mark and John for the GlossaHouse Illustrated Greek-English New Testament series.

The Teachers Who Made a Difference Program started in 1998 at the University of Kentucky. Since then, the program has honored more than 1,600 educators, principals, guidance counselors, coaches and mentors who have made a difference in others’ lives.