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William A. Ross

Biography:

I am from Philadelphia, am happily married, and have two very energetic little boys. My research at Cambridge focuses on the Greek translation(s) of the book of Judges. I am evaluating the language of each of the two Greek texts in light of the other, and also comparing them with lexical data from Hellenistic Egypt. The bulk of this research is in the documentary evidence of both papyri and inscriptions.

Subject area and speciality

Old Testament specialists:

The Greek Text of Judges: Lexical and Documentary Evidence for their History and Literary Character

Research Interests

Hebrew Bible
The Historical Books
Judges
Septuagint Studies
Lexicography
Cognitive Metaphor

Teaching

Teaching Assistant– 2012-2014. Assistant to G. K. Beale, Westminster Theological Seminary: Greek III (NT013aa), Acts & the Pauline Epistles (NT223), New Testament Introduction II (NT 103).

Teaching Assistant – Spring 2014. Assistant to Christopher Fantuzzo, Westminster Theological Seminary: Hebrew III (OT 013), Old Testament History and Theology II (OT 223).

Other Professional Activities

Professional Societies:

Society of Biblical Literature

The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies

Evangelical Theological Society 

Institute for Biblical Research                                                                    

Presentations:

Society of Biblical Literature National Conference 2014 (November 22-25) – presented “The Divergent Battle Language in LXX-Judges: Polemeō and Paratassō.”

Evangelical Theological Society National Conference 2014 (November 19-21) – presented “There is No Spoon: Text-Critical Question Begging in the ‘Acrostic’ of Nahum 1,” in Psalms & Hebrew Poetry section.

International Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS) 2013 (August 1-5, Munich, Germany) – presented “Lexical Possibilities in Septuagint Research: Revision and Expansion.”

Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) Eastern Regional Meeting 2013 (March 1-2, Lynchburg, VA) – presented “Chipping Away at the ‘Broken’ Acrostic in Nahum 1:2-8: An Exercise in Septuagintal Textual Criticism”.

Eastern Great Lake Biblical Society (EGLBS) Annual Meeting 2013 (April 4-5, Erie, PA) – presented “YHWH Will Be Your Everlasting Light: A Motific Analysis of Light and Darkness in Isaiah”.

Collaborators

Key Publications

Books:

Ross, William A., G.K. Beale and Daniel Brendsel. An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek: Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns, and Conjunctions. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishing Company, forthcoming 2014. 

Articles & Contributions:

 “Lexical Possibilities in Septuagint Research: Revision and Expansion.” In XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS), Munich, 2013. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, forthcoming

Other Publications

Reviews:

Review of Myrto Theocharous, Lexical Dependence and Intertextual Allusion in the Septuagint of the Twelve Prophets: Studies in Hosea, Amos, and Micah (T&T Clark, 2012), in Westminster Theological Journal, Vol. 75, No. 2 (Fall 2013).

Review of Abi T. Ngunga, Messianism in the Old Greek of Isaiah: An Intertextual Analysis. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 245 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013), in Westminster Theological Journal, forthcoming.

Review of Jason S. DeRouchie, ed., What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Academic, 2013), in Westminster Theological Journal, forthcoming.

Review of Joshua G. Mathews, Melchizedek’s Alternative Priestly Order: A Compositional Analysis of Genesis 14:18-20 and Its Echoes throughout the Tanak. Bulletin for Biblical Research Supplement 8 (Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2013), in Westminster Theological Journal, forthcoming.

Review of J. Ross Wagner, Reading the Sealed Book: Reading Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics. FAT 88 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck / Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2013), in Bulletin for Biblical Research, forthcoming. 

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