Dr Peter J. Williams - Principal

Contact Details:

Qualifications: M.A. (Cantab); M.Phil. (Cantab); Ph.D. (Cantab).


Senior Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2005-2007

Lecturer in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 2003-2005

Research Fellow in Old Testament, Tyndale House, Cambridge, 1998-2003

Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge, 1998-2003

Research Assistant, the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1997-1998

Currently: Principal, Tyndale House, Cambridge

(as of 1 January 2017 the historic title Warden has been changed to Principal for greater clarity)

Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Scholarly activities:

  • Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
  • Member of the Translation Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible

Current research includes:

  • The spelling of the New Testament


For some of the online publications you will need to access the free fonts SPAtlantis, SPEdessa, SPIonic, or SPTiberian at http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/fonts/. Unfortunately it has not been possible to ensure that Hebrew or Syriac word-wrap appear correctly on all browsers, and for pagination reference needs to be made to the originals.

Select recent articles:

‘Alleged Syriac Catchwords in the Gospel of Thomas’, Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009) 71–82.

‘Expressing Definiteness in Aramaic: A Response to Casey’s Theory concerning the Son of Man Sayings’, in Larry W. Hurtado and Paul L. Owen, eds., “Who is this son of man?”: The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus (London: T&T Clark, 2011) 61–77.

‘“Slaves” in Biblical Narrative and in Translation’, in J.K. Aitken and B. Mastin, eds., On Stone and Scroll (Festschrift G.I. Davies; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011) 441–52.

‘Not the Prologue of John’, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 33 (2011) 375–86.