The Cambridge-based International Biblical and Theological Research Centre has appointed its youngest warden.
The internationally respected evangelical centre for biblical and theological research has invited Dr Peter (Pete) Williams, currently Deputy Head of Divinity, History and Philosophy, and a senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, to lead the community of around 50 full and part-time scholars, ranging from those just starting out on doctoral studies to seasoned academics.
Tyndale House, which has its roots in the work of the Biblical Research Council in 1938, has been based in Selwyn Gardens since 1944. It boasts one the finest collections in the world of material related to the study of the Bible, as well as state-of-the-art IT and electronic resources for its academic community.
Dr Williams, 36, is a specialist in Aramaic (the language of Jesus), having researched and taught both Old and New Testaments. He is on the committee of the International Greek New Testament project, and a Member of the Society for Old Testament Study. His current research includes the use of the early versions of the New Testament, the structure of the opening of John’s Gospel, and the Rephaim (one of the pre-Israelite people of Palestine) in the Old Testament.