Lecture: The reliability of the Old Testament and the New Testament

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The reliability of the Old Testament and the New Testament

 A Discussion about Modern Challenges to the Trustworthiness of the Bible 

Dr. Peter Williams

April 15, 2009



Peter (P.J.) Williams (b. 1970) is the Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received his MA, MPhil and PhD, in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. After his PhD he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997-1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Cambridge University as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998-2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy. In July 2007 he became the youngest Warden in the history of Tyndale House. He also retains his position as an honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen and is a member of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He is married to Kathryn with two children, Magdalena (2001) and Leo (2005). Every summer Peter also leads an evangelistic outreach team in Belgium, where Kathryn and he first met.


Is it reasonable to believe that the Bible is God’s word? How does God speak if He speaks at all? Are the writings of the Old Testament trustworthy? Are the Gospels reliable? What about such writings as the gospel of Thomas? What do you do with such moral objections to the Bible like violence?  

During the lectures Dr. Peter Williams will give answers to these and other questions that modern thinkers use to challenge our faith in the Bible. We will learn that the trustworthiness of the Bible is proved both by the external sources and the Holy Scriptures themselves.



TIME: 15.04.2009, 6pm-9pm

PLACE: Baltic Reformed Theological Seminary, Akas street 13

Please register to the course by April 14 - please contact Seminary staff (information below).


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