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Richard A. Taylor

Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies, Director of the Ph.D. Program

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

Dr. Taylor has accumulated more than 30 years of graduate-level teaching experience and maintains his academic sharpness through active memberships in a dozen professional societies and groups. Dr. Taylor’s specialties include Aramaic studies and Syriac literature. His travels have taken him throughout Central America, Europe, the Near East, Canada, and India. His wife is a Christian school administrator, his daughter is a public-school teacher, and his son is a Ph.D. student in Washington, D.C.

Richard A. Taylor
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TODD 206
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  • OT103 - Hebrew Exegesis I
  • OT104 - Hebrew Exegesis II and Old Testament Introduction
  • OT325 - Biblical Aramaic
  • BS1004 - Research Procedures
  • OT1001 - Old Testament Criticism
  • OT1002 - Historical Hebrew Grammar
  • OT2005 - Advanced Old Testament Textual Criticism
  • OT2045 - Introduction to Syriac
  • OT2055 - Introduction to Coptic
  • OT305 - Advanced Hebrew Grammar
Books
Contributions
  1. "Review of 'Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings.'" Hugoye 6, no. 2 (2003).
  2. "Review of 'Numerical Secrets of the Bible: Rediscovering the Bible Codes.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44, no. 4 (2001). 727-729.
  3. "Review of 'The Peshitta and the Versions: a Study of the Peshitta Variants in Joshua 1-5 in Relation to Their Equivalents in the Ancient Versions.'" Andrews University Seminary Studies 39, no. 1 (2001). 143-144.
  4. "The Bible Code: "Teaching Them [Wrong] Things"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 4 (2000). 619-636.
  5. "Review of 'Hebrew Study from Ezra to Ben-Yehuda.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 2 (2000). 370-370.
  6. "Review of 'Hebrew/Aramaic Index to the Septuagint: Keyed to the Hatch-Redpath Concordance.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 42 (1999). 712-712.
  7. "Review of 'Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels, Aligning the Sinaiticus, Curetonianus, Peshîttâ and Harklean Versions, 4 V.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 110-111.
  8. "Review of 'Old English Biblical Verse: Studies in Genesis, Exodus, and Daniel.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 156 (1999). 112-113.
  9. "Review of 'Approaches to the Bible: the Best of Bible Review, V 1: Composition, Transmission, and Language.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 489-491.
  10. "Review of 'A Cumulative Index to the Grammar and Syntax of Biblical Hebrew.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998). 118-119.
  11. "Review of 'Aramaic Daniel and Greek Daniel: a Literary Comparison.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 501-502.
  12. "Review of 'Cracking Old Testament Codes: a Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 376-377.
  13. "Review of 'Joel: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 240-242.
  14. "Review of 'Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 154 (1997). 242-243.
  15. "Review of 'Translation Technique in the Peshitta to Job: A Model for Evaluating a Text, with Documentation from the Peshitta to Job.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (1996). 342-343.
  16. "Review of 'Jonah: a Commentary.'" Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 39 (1996). 155-156.
  17. "Review of 'The Dead Sea Scrolls Today.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 153 (1996). 120-121.
  18. "Review of 'The Scriptures and the Scrolls: Studies in Honour of A S Van Der Woude on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 239-240.
  19. "Review of 'Giving Goliath His Due: New Archaeological Light on the Philistines.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 152 (1995). 111-112.
  20. "Review of 'The Armenian Version of Daniel.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 369-370.
  21. "Review of 'The Message of the Scrolls.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (1994). 237-238.
  22. "Review of 'Judaism without Christianity: An Introduction to the System of the Mishnah.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 369-370.
  23. "Review of 'The Aramaic of Daniel in the Light of Old Aramaic.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 373-374.
  24. "Review of 'Biblical Criticism in Crisis: The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 242-243.
  25. "Review of 'Daniel.'" Themelios 17 (1992). 18-19.
  26. "The Use of Psalm 68:18 in Ephesians 4:8 in Light of the Ancient Versions." Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 319-336.
  27. "Review of 'The Old Greek Translation of Daniel 7-12.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 247-248.
  28. "Review of 'The Peshitta of the Twelve Prophets.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (1991). 124-125.
  29. "Review of 'An Annotated Bibliography of the Peshitta of the Old Testament.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 496-497.
  30. "Review of 'Daniel.'" Bibliotheca Sacra 147 (1990). 498-499.
  31. "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

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