Dr Paul Williamson

Paul and Karen have two adult sons Matthew and Andrew.

Paul has taught Old Testament at Moore since 2001. He is currently working on commentaries on Exodus and Ezekiel.

Recreationally, Karen and Paul enjoy seaside walks, and playing competitive basketball.


Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes

Abraham, Israel and the Nations: The Patriarchal Promise and its Covenantal Development in Genesis. JSOT Supplement Series, 315. (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000)

Sealed with an Oath: A Biblical Theology of Covenant (New Studies in Biblical Theology 23, edited by D. A. Carson; IVP/Apollos, 2007).

Exploring Exodus: Literary, theological and contemporary approaches. (Nottingham: Apollos, 2008) Co-edited with Brian S. Rosner.

Death and the Afterlife: Biblical Perspectives on Ultimate Questions (New Studies in Biblical Theology 43, edited by D.A. Carson, London: IVP, 2017 [forthcoming])

Articles

‘Abraham, Israel and the Church’. Evangelical Quarterly 72 (2000): 99–118.

‘Covenant’. Pages 419–29 in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by T. D. Alexander and B. Rosner. (Leicester/Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2000)

‘Promise and Fulfilment: The Territorial Inheritance’. Pages 15–34 in The Land of Promise: Biblical, Theological and Contemporary Perspectives. Edited by P. S. Johnson and P. W. L. Walker. (Leicester/Downers Grove: Apollos/InterVarsity Press, 2000)

‘Abraham’. Pages 8-17 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch.Edited by T. D. Alexander and D. W. Baker. (Downers Grove/Leicester: InterVarsity Press 2003)

‘Circumcision’. Pages 122-125 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Edited by T. D. Alexander and D. W. Baker. (Downers Grove/Leicester: InterVarsity Press 2003)

‘Covenant’. Pages 139-155 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch. Edited by T.D. Alexander and D.W. Baker. (Downers Grove/Leicester: InterVarsity Press 2003)

‘Land’. Pages 638-643 in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, Edited by B.T. Arnold and H.G.M. Williamson. (Downers Grove/Leicester: InterVarsity Press 2005)

‘Covenant: the beginning of a biblical idea’, in the Reformed Theological Review, pages 1-14, 65/1 (2006)

‘Historical Roots of the Gospel: the Promise behind the Promise’, Reformed Theological Review, 70:2 (2011), 73–106.

‘Canon’, in T. Longman & P. Enns (eds), Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. (Downers Grove: Inter Varsity Press, 2008) 35–41.

‘Promises with strings attached: covenant and law in Exodus 19–24’, in B.S. Rosner & P.R. Williamson (eds), Exploring Exodus: Literary, theological and contemporary approaches. (Nottingham: Apollos, 2008) 89–122.

‘“Because he loved your forefathers”: Election, Atonement, and Intercession in the Pentateuch’, in D. Gibson & J. Gibson (eds), From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2013), 227–45.

‘Introduction to Joel’, in L. Gatiss (ed.), NIV Proclamation Bible: Correctly Handling the Word of Truth (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2013), 970–71.

‘Destruction or Transformation? Earth’s Future in Biblical Perspective’, in J. Moo & R. Routledge (eds), As Long as the Earth Endures: The Bible, Creation and the Environment (Nottingham: Apollos, 2014), 125–45 (originally presented as the 2012 Tyndale Fellowship Biblical Theology Lecture).

‘Covenant’ in D.A. Carson (ed.), NIV Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 2646–2648.

‘Introduction and Notes on the Book of Exodus’, in D.A. Carson (ed.),  NIV Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 113–88.

‘“What was said through the prophet(s).” Matthew’s Use of the Old Testament’, in P.G. Bolt (ed.), Listen To Him; Reading and Preaching Emmanuel in Matthew (Oxford: Latimer Trust, 2015), 23–47.


Current Research

Commentary on Exodus for the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC) series, edited by D.G Firth & T. Longman, IVP

Commentary on Ezekiel for Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation (BTCP) commentary series, Broadman & Holman

 

 

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Interests
  • Basketball
  • Reading
  • Academic Biography
  • 1989 Diploma in Theological and Pastoral Studies (Irish Baptist College)
  • 1990 Bachelor of Divinity (Honours in Biblical Studies) (The Queen’s University of Belfast)
  • 1999 PhD (The Queen’s University of Belfast)
  • Previous Experience
  • 1979-85 Secular Employment
  • 1985-89 Ministerial Training
  • 1989-93 Baptist Pastoral Ministry
  • 1990-93 Part-time Lecturer in Old Testament, Irish Baptist College
  • 1993-00 Full-time Lecturer in Old Testament, Irish Baptist College
  • 1994- Member of Tyndale Fellowship
  • 1997 Teaching Assistant, Department of Semitic Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast
  • 1999-00 Senior Adviser of Studies (Institute of Theology, QUB)
  • 2001- Lecturer in Old Testament, Moore College
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