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Richard A. Taylor

Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies, Director of the PhD Program

BA, Bob Jones University, 1966; MA, 1968; PhD, 1973; MA, Catholic University of America, 1985; PhD, 1990.

Dr. Taylor’s research intersts include the Hebrew Bible and its ancient versions, exegetical method, and Semitic languages. His specialties include Aramaic studies and Syriac literature. His travels have taken him to Central America, the U. K., Europe, Israel, Jordan Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Africa and India. His wife is a Christian school administrator, his daughter is a public school teacher, and his son is a university professor.

Richard A. Taylor
TODD 206
  • OT103 - Hebrew Exegesis & OT Intro I
  • OT104 - Hebrew Exegesis & OT Intro II
  • OT320 - The Septuagint
  • OT325 - Biblical Aramaic
  • BS1004 - Research Procedures
  • OT1001 - Old Testament Criticism
  • OT1002 - Historical Hebrew Grammar
  • OT2005 - Adv OT Textual Criticism
  • OT2045 - Intro to Syriac
  • OT2055 - Introduction to Coptic
  • OT305 - Advanced Hebrew Grammar
  1. Taylor, Richard A., "The Bible Code: "Teaching Them [Wrong] Things"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 4 (2000). 619-636.
  2. Taylor, Richard A., "The Use of Psalm 68:18 in Ephesians 4:8 in Light of the Ancient Versions." Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 319-336.
  3. Taylor, Richard A., "Queen Anne Revisited : A Rejoinder." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 21 (1978). 169-171.

Academic Interests

  • Semitic languages (especially Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • Syriac)
  • Septuagint
  • Old Testament textual criticism
  • Old Testment exegesis and interpretation

Personal Interests

  • Travel