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Dr Peter Williams

Dr Peter Williams

Warden, Tyndale House

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Aberdeen

Office Phone: 01223 566608

Research Interests

  • The early history of translation with particular focus on translation of the Bible
  • Textual criticism

Other Professional Activities

  • Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
  • Member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible

Key Publications


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Select recent articles:

  • ‘Alleged Syriac Catchwords in the Gospel of Thomas’, Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009) 71–82.
  • ‘Expressing Definiteness in Aramaic: A Response to Casey’s Theory concerning the Son of Man Sayings’, in Larry W. Hurtado and Paul L. Owen, eds., “Who is this son of man?”: The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus (London: T&T Clark, 2011) 61–77.
  • ‘“Slaves” in Biblical Narrative and in Translation’, in J.K. Aitken and B. Mastin, eds., On Stone and Scroll (Festschrift G.I. Davies; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011) 441–52.
  • ‘Not the Prologue of John’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33 (2011) 375–86.

Other Publications

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Festival of Ideas - Debating Philosophy of Religion

Oct 19, 2016

Workshop for students in Years 11,12, and 13: Saturday 22 November, 11am-1pm.

Vacancy: Fixed Term Research Associate in Theology and Science

Oct 12, 2016

The Faculty of Divinity of the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to this project on Theology and Science.

Festival of Ideas - The New Cambridge Mosque Panel Discussion

Oct 07, 2016

As part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge Inter-faith Programme is a hosting a panel discussion event on Saturday 22nd October.

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