I am what you would call a "biblical scholar." I am currently Assistant Professor of Theology at The King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta, where I primarily teach biblical studies. Previously I was Chair of the Religion & Theology Department and Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible for twelve years at Taylor University College in Edmonton, Alberta. I am also chair of the Ancient Historiography Seminar of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies.
I have a passion for Scripture and its present day theological interpretation and application. One of my primary goals in teaching is to get students excited about the Old and New Testaments through intensive personal study, and challenge them to reflect on the theological significance of the Bible for the community of faith. My teaching interests are quite broad and include historiography, Psalms, Genesis, wisdom literature, hermeneutics, religion and popular culture, Septuagint, and Dead Sea Scrolls.
I have published An Answer Key for Biblical Hebrew (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1996), and have written a number of entries in the New International Dictionary for OT Theology and Exegesis, The New Eerdmans'' Bible Dictionary, The Dictionary of New Testament Background, and The New Interpreter''s Dictionary, as well as other essays and articles and book and software reviews. My current research is focused on the ancient Hebrew and Greek versions of the book of Psalms and the Dead Sea Scrolls, as well as the Book of Chronicles and ancient historiography.
I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St. Michael''s College, University of Toronto. I completed my M.Div. in 1992 at Regent College, Vancouver, and my undergraduate degree at North American Baptist College in 1988, with study at the University of Alberta.
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I hope you find this site useful. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions for improvement.
Tyler F. Williams
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