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. Reprint, Wipf & Stock, 2013.
  • With Thomas Marinello, eds. Not Weary in Well Doing: Essays in Honor of Cecil Stalnaker. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.
  • With Thomas Marinello, eds. My Brother’s Keeper: Essays in Honor of Ellis R. Brotzman. Eugene, OR: Wipf & 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. Arbeiten zur Geschichte des antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums / Ancient Judaism & Early Christianity 49. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Scriptural Literacy within the Corinthian church from the Corinthian Epistles to 1 Clement: Considering a Trajectory.” In Reading, Writing and Bookish Circles in the Ancient Mediterranean, edited by Jonathan D. H. Norton, Garrick V. Allen, and Lindsey A. Askin, 168–82. Education, Literary Culture, and Religious Practice in the Ancient World. London: Bloomsbury, 2022.
  • “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, no. 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. Pauline Studies 7. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • “Further Encouragement to Pray: Examining James 5:16b in relation to Context.” In My Brother’s Keeper, edited by Thomas J. Marinello and H. H. Drake Williams III, 78–90. Eugene, OR: Wipf & 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. Pauline Studies 5. Leiden: Brill, 2008.
  • “Encouragement to Persevere: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15:58.” Evangelical Review of Theology 32, no. 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, 163–80. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2003.
  • “Living as Christ Crucified: The Cross as a Foundation for Christian Ethics in 1 Corinthians.” Evangelical Quarterly 75, no. 2 (2003): 117–31.
  • “Of Rags and Riches: The Benefits of Hearing Jeremiah 9:23–24 within James 1:9–11.” Tyndale Bulletin 53, no. 2 (2002): 273–82.
  • “‘The Wisdom of the Wise: the presence and function of Scripture in 1 Cor. 1:18-3:23.” Tyndale Bulletin 52, no. 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.