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TODD 206
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214-887-5316

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 interests 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.

Courses Taught

  • OT103 - Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament Introduction I
  • OT104 - Hebrew Exegesis and Old Testament Introduction II
  • OT305 - Advanced Hebrew Grammar
  • OT320 - The Septuagint
  • OT325 - Biblical Aramaic
  • OT730 - Biblical Theology of the Law
  • BS1002 - NT Backgrounds
  • BS1004 - Research Procedures
  • OT1001 - Old Testament Criticism
  • OT1002 - Historical Hebrew Grammar
  • OT2065 - Biblical Aramaic

Interests

Academic Interests

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

Personal Interests

Travel

Books

DTS Voice Videos

The Alleged Jesus' Wife Text
A Lion in the Street

Journal Articles

  • Review of "Studies in the Syntax of the Peshitta of 1 Kings." Hugoye (6:2). 2003.
  • Review of "Numerical Secrets of the Bible: Rediscovering the Bible Codes." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (44:4). 2001. 727-729.
  • 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 (39:1). 2001. 143-144.
  • "The Bible Code: "Teaching Them [Wrong] Things"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (43:4). 2000. 619-636.
  • Review of "Hebrew Study from Ezra to Ben-Yehuda." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (43:2). 2000. 370-370.
  • Review of "Hebrew/Aramaic Index to the Septuagint: Keyed to the Hatch-Redpath Concordance." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (42). 1999. 712-712.
  • Review of "Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels, Aligning the Sinaiticus, Curetonianus, Peshîttâ and Harklean Versions, 4 V." Bibliotheca Sacra (156). 1999. 110-111.
  • Review of "Old English Biblical Verse: Studies in Genesis, Exodus, and Daniel." Bibliotheca Sacra (156). 1999. 112-113.
  • Review of "Approaches to the Bible: the Best of Bible Review, V 1: Composition, Transmission, and Language." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 489-491.
  • Review of "A Cumulative Index to the Grammar and Syntax of Biblical Hebrew." Bibliotheca Sacra (155). 1998. 118-119.
  • Review of "Aramaic Daniel and Greek Daniel: a Literary Comparison." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 501-502.
  • Review of "Cracking Old Testament Codes: a Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 376-377.
  • Review of "Joel: a New Translation with Introduction and Commentary." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 240-242.
  • Review of "Lexical Tools to the Syriac New Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra (154). 1997. 242-243.
  • 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.
  • Review of "Jonah: a Commentary." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (39). 1996. 155-156.
  • Review of "The Dead Sea Scrolls Today." Bibliotheca Sacra (153). 1996. 120-121.
  • 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.
  • Review of "Giving Goliath His Due: New Archaeological Light on the Philistines." Bibliotheca Sacra (152). 1995. 111-112.
  • Review of "The Armenian Version of Daniel." Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 369-370.
  • Review of "The Message of the Scrolls." Bibliotheca Sacra (151). 1994. 237-238.
  • Review of "Judaism without Christianity: An Introduction to the System of the Mishnah." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 369-370.
  • Review of "The Aramaic of Daniel in the Light of Old Aramaic." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 373-374.
  • Review of "Biblical Criticism in Crisis: The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies." Bibliotheca Sacra (150). 1993. 242-243.
  • Review of "Daniel." Themelios (17). 1992. 18-19.
  • "The Use of Psalm 68:18 in Ephesians 4:8 in Light of the Ancient Versions." Bibliotheca Sacra (148). 1991. 319-336.
  • Review of "The Old Greek Translation of Daniel 7-12." Bibliotheca Sacra (148). 1991. 247-248.
  • Review of "The Peshitta of the Twelve Prophets." Bibliotheca Sacra (148). 1991. 124-125.
  • Review of "An Annotated Bibliography of the Peshitta of the Old Testament." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 496-497.
  • Review of "Daniel." Bibliotheca Sacra (147). 1990. 498-499.
  • "Queen Anne Revisited : A Rejoinder." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (21). 1978. 169-171.