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Research staff

Dr Peter J. Williams - Warden

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

History: Research Fellow in Old Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge

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

Senior Lecturer in New Testament in School of Divinity, History and Philosophy King\'s College, University of Aberdeen

Deputy Head of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Currently: Warden, Tyndale House, Cambridge
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen





Dr Jonathan Chaplin - Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (KLICE)

Dr Jonathan Chaplin


B.A. (PPE: Pembroke College, Oxford)

M.Phil (Political Theory: Institute for Christian Studies (ICS), Toronto)

Ph.D (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Previous Academic Positions:

Lecturer in Politics, London Guildhall University 1987-1990

Tutor in Politics, Plater College, Oxford 1990-1997

Fellow in Christian Political Thought, Sarum College, Salisbury 1997-1998

Associate Professor of Political Theory, ICS, 1999-2006;

holder of Doyeweerd Chair in Social and Political Philosophy, 2004-6

Academic Dean, ICS, 2005-6

Senior Fellow, Work Research Foundation, Hamilton, Ontario 2006-


Dr Peter Head - New Testament Senior Research Fellow


DPS (BCV, 1983); BTh (ACT, 1984), MA (LBA/CNAA, 1986), PhD (Cantab, 1994)

Research Interests:

Jesus, Synoptic Gospels, NT Manuscripts, and many other things.

Early Greek Bible Manuscripts Project










Rev Dr David Instone-Brewer - Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament


B.D. hons (Cardiff); Ph.D. (Cantab)


Tyndale Fellowship (TF)
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)
British Association for Jewish Studies (BAJS)
Society for Biblical Literature (SBL - now and then)
Committee for Bible Translation (CBT - translators of the NIV & tNIV)









Dr Dirk Jongkind- Research Fellow in New Testament Text and Language
Fellow of St. Edmund\'s College


Before Dirk Jongkind ended up in the academy, he worked (together with his wife Marion) in the horticultural sector, growing tropical cut-flowers (Heliconia) in greenhouses in decidedly non-tropical Holland. However, though he enjoyed this hands-on setting, he decided to follow his life\'s fascination with the history and text of the Bible. He completed a M.A. in Old Testament at Tyndale Theological Seminary (1999, Badhoevedorp, nr. Amsterdam), and moved to the United Kingdom for an M.Phil. in New Testament at Cambridge University, where he stayed on for a PhD (2005). He has done quite some work in questions relating to the transmission of the Greek text of the New Testament and on issues of history and the social world of the New Testament.







Elizabeth Robar - Junior Research Fellow, Semitic Languages

Research Interests:

Semitic Philology and Linguistics, esp. Biblical Hebrew

Biblical Hebrew literary studies and discourse analysis

Grammar-driven Biblical Exegesis

(Koine) Greek Linguistics










Dr Chris Thomson - Junior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies


After studying law at Oxford, Chris trained as a Chartered Accountant and spent time in church ministry before undertaking theological studies at Oak Hill College, London and at the University of Cambridge.

Alongside his research fellowship at Tyndale House, Chris is currently an Affiliated Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches Ruth and 1 Samuel 1–6. He has previously served as a visiting lecturer in Biblical Studies at Oak Hill College in London, teaching Hebrew, Greek, Old Testament, and New Testament, and has supervised undergraduates at the University of Cambridge in both Hebrew and Old Testament.

Research Interests

Chris's current research focuses on conceptions of sin and its removal in the Hebrew Bible, and on Hebrew lexical semantics, building on his Ph.D. on "The Removal of Sin in the Book of Zechariah" and on his M.Phil. on “The צדק Word Group in the Book of Isaiah.”