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Dr Peter J. Williams - Warden

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Qualifications: M.A. (Cantab); M.Phil. (Cantab); Ph.D. (Cantab).


Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2005-2007

Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2003-2005

Research Fellow in Old Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge, 1998-2003

Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, 1998-2003

Research Assistant, the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1997-1998

Currently: Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Scholarly activities:

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

Current research includes:

  • The early translations of the Bible
  • Codex Climaci Rescriptus


For some of the online publications you will need to access the free fonts SPAtlantis, SPEdessa, SPIonic, or SPTiberian at Unfortunately it has not been possible to ensure that Hebrew or Syriac word-wrap appear correctly on all browsers, and for pagination reference needs to be made to the originals.

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.