Peter J Williams

Peter J. Williams is the Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House and a member of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He received his MA, MPhil and PhD, in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible from Cambridge University. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997–1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament there as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998–2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. In July 2007 he became the youngest Warden in the history of Tyndale House. He also retains his position as an honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

Williams started the Evangelical Textual Criticism Blog in October, 2005 which has become a highly respected forum for the discussion of textual criticism that "is governed by the principles of evangelicalism."^ [1]^


Selected works

  • Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels. Texts and Studies. Gorgias Press, 2004.
  • Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings. Monographs of the Peshitta Institute, Leiden 12. Brill, 2001.

Edited works

  • With A.D. Clarke, P.M. Head and D. Instone-Brewer, eds., The New Testament in Its First Century Setting: Essays on Context and Background in Honour of B.W. Winter on His 65th Birthday. Eerdmans, 2004.


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