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.
- 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
- Haggai and Malachi (The New American Commentary Volume 21a): Holman Reference: 2004
- “The Peshitta of Daniel : Questions of Origin and Date.” in VI Symposium Syriacum, 1992 Pontificio Istituto Orientale: 1994
- Taylor, Richard A., "The Bible Code: "Teaching Them [Wrong] Things"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 43, no. 4 (2000). 619-636.
- 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.
- Taylor, Richard A., "Queen Anne Revisited : A Rejoinder." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 21 (1978). 169-171.
- Semitic languages (especially Hebrew
- Old Testament textual criticism
- Old Testment exegesis and interpretation