Dr. H. H. Drake Williams III
Education, degrees
  • 1999: Ph.D. in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1995: M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Massachusetts
  • 1987: B.A. History, B. S. Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2014-present: Guest Associate Professor of New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 2014-present: Visiting Professor of New Testament, Bucharest State University, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2014-2018: Chair of the Biblical Studies Department, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands
  • 2008-2014: Academic Dean, Tyndale Theological Seminary
  • 2005-2018: Lecturer in/Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Tyndale Theological Seminary
  • 1997-1998: Tutorial Leader, University of Aberdeen
  • 1993-1994: Greek Teaching Assistant and Tutor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Membership and Offices in Learned Societies
  • 2013-present: Fellow in New Testament Study Society – VU University Amsterdam
  • 2013-present: Consulting Editor for Journal of Global Christianity
  • 2012-present: Chairman of the Seria de Comentarii Exegetice Romanesti
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Tyndale Fellowship
  • The Evangelical Theological Society
Selected Bibliography


  • Jesus Tried and True: Why the Four Canonical Gospels Provide the Best Picture of Jesus. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.
  • Making Sense of the Bible: A Study of Ten Key Themes Traced through the Scriptures. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006. Republished through Wipf and Stock, 2013.
  • Coedited with Thomas Marinello. Not Weary in Well Doing: Essays in Honor of Cecil Stalnaker. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2013.
  • Coedited with Thomas Marinello. My Brother’s Keeper: Essays in Honor of Ellis R. Brotzman. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.
  • Caspar Schwenckfeld: Eight Writings on Christian Beliefs. Kitchener Ontario: Pandora, 2006.
  • The Wisdom of the Wise: the presence and function of Scripture in 1 Cor. 1:18-3:23. AGJU 49. Leiden: E J Brill, 2001.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? Investigating Paul’s Answer to Those in Corinth in Light of Recent Trends in Research.” in Off the Beaten Path: A Festschrift in Honor of Gie Vleugels, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok and Martin Webber in collaboration with Jeremy D. Otten and Mark Paridaens, 94–108. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 48. Zürich: LIT, 2021.
  • “Towards a More Systematic Theology: Caspar Schwenckfeld’s Main Theological Themes from his Exposition of Psalm CII in Relation to his Deutsche Theologia with a Comparison to Other Major Reformers.” In “Ecclesia Semper Reformanda”: Renewal and Reform beyond Politics, edited by Peter De Mey and Wim François, 37–58. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 306. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.
  • “A Text from the Heart: Comparing Empathy and Text Messages with Paul’s Communication with the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 1-7.” In Being Human in a Technological Age: Rethinking Theological Anthropology, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, 171–87. Christian Perspective on Leadership and Social Ethics 7. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.
  • “Romania Thirty Years After the Fall of Com-munism: Retrospect and Prospect.” Journal of Global Christianity 6, no. 1 (2020): 5–13.
  • “From the Perspective of the Writer or the Perspective of the Reader: Coming to Grips with a Starting Point for Analyzing the Use of Scripture in 1 Corinthians.” In Paul and Scripture, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Land, 153–72. Pauline Studies 10. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • “Encountering Suffering and Torture: Ignatius’ Hope in Contrast to a Stoic Approach Proposed by Nancy Sherman.” In Driven by Hope: Economics and Theology in Dialogue, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel and Patrick Nullens, 185–97. Christian Perspectives on Leadership and Social Ethics 6. Leuven: Peeters, 2018.
  • “Editorial: A Perspective on Christian Leadership Theory: Supporting More Voices from Europe, Africa, and Asia for a Change.” Journal of Global Christianity 4, no. 1 (2018): 4–9.
  • “Imitate Me as I Imitate Christ: Considering the Jewish Perspective in Paul’s Use of Imitation in 1 Corinthians.” In The Crucified Apostle: Essays on Peter and Paul, edited by Paul House and Todd Wilson, 209–24. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II 450. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.
  • “Evaluating a Response to the Refugee Crisis through a Biblical Theological Lens: Perspectives from the Epistle of James.” Journal of Global Christianity 2, no. 1 (2016): 9–21.
  • “Comparing Three Romanian Translations with the Greek Translation of 1 Corinthians 1:17-31.” Jurnal Teologic 14, no. 1 (2015): 15–40.
  • “Three Influences in the Training of Paul, The Missionary Apostle.” Journal of Global Christianity 1, no. 1 (2015): 96–101.
  • “Obstacles for a Church Planter: Paul’s Greatest Struggles in Planting the Church at Corinth.” In Not Weary in Well Doing: Essays in Honor of Cecil W. Stalnaker, edited by Thomas J. Marinello and H. H. Drake Williams III, 43–62. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.
  • “‘Imitate Me’: Interpreting imitation in 1 Corinthians in relation to Ignatius of Antioch.” Perichorēsis 11.1 (2013): 75-94.
  • “Honoring Epaphroditus: a suffering and faithful servant worthy of admiration.” In Paul and his Social Relations. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Christopher D. Land, 333-56. PSAT 7. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • “Further Encouragement to Pray: Examining James 5:16b in relation to Context.” In My Brother’s Keeper. Edited by T. J. Marinello and H. H. D. Williams, III, 78-90. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.
  • “Light Giving Sources: Examining the Extent of Scriptural Citation and Allusion Influence in 1 Corinthians.” In Paul: Jew, Greek, or Roman. Edited by Stanley E. Porter, 7-38. PS 5. Leiden: Brill, 2008.
  • “Encouragement to Persevere: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15:58” Evangelical Review of Theology 32.1 (2008): 74-81.
  • “The Psalms in 1 and 2 Corinthians.” In The Psalms in the New Testament. Edited by Maarten Menken and Steve Moyise, 163-180. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2003.
  • “Living as Christ Crucified: The Cross as a Foundation for Christian Ethics in 1 Corinthians.” EvQ 75.2 April 2003: 117-31.
  • “Of Rags and Riches: The Benefits of Hearing Jeremiah 9:23–24 within James 1:9–11.” Tyn Bul 53.2 (2002): 273-82.
  • “‘The Wisdom of the Wise: the presence and function of Scripture in 1 Cor. 1:18-3:23.” Tyn Bul 52.2 (2001): 315-17.
  • “‘Let God be Proved True’: Paul’s View of Scripture and the Trustworthiness of God.” In The Trustworthiness of our God. Edited by P. Helm and C. Trueman, 98-120. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001.
  • “Mystery.” In New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2000).
  • “1 Corinthians and “2 Corinthians,” written for translation into a Kazakh – Russian commentary.