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Grant R. Osborne

American theologian
Osborne in 2016

Grant R. Osborne (July 7, 1942 – November 4, 2018) was an American theologian and New Testament scholar. He was Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He was born in New York City.

Osborne studied at Fort Wayne Bible College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the University of Aberdeen.[1] He was best known for his concept of the "hermeneutical spiral".[2]

Osborne died on November 4, 2018 in Libertyville, Illinois at the age of 76.[3]


  1. "Grant R. Osborne, PhD". Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. Melick, Richard R. (2013). "Can We Understand the Bible?". In Defense of the Bible: A Comprehensive Apologetic for the Authority of Scripture. p. 114. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  3. Grant Osborne