William Yarchin


Dr. William Yarchin

E-mailbyarchin@apu.edu
Address901 East Alosta, Avenue, Post Office Box 7000
Azusa, CA
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Professor of Biblical Studies, Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University

B.A., Southern California College, 1976
M.A., Claremont Graduate School, 1985
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School, 1993

William Yarchin, Ph.D., an APU faculty member since 1993, is a professor in the Division of Religion and Philosophy for the School of Theology. He teaches courses in Biblical Exegesis and Interpretation. Yarchin’s scholarly interests revolve around the intersection of science and religion and the history of biblical interpretation. Lecturing on these topics have taken him to Canada, Israel, and Sicily. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association, Yarchin recently published a book on the history of Biblical Interpretation. Prior to teaching at APU, Yarchin served as director of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center in Claremont, California.
Education
Ph.D. – Religion, Claremont Graduate School, 1993
M.A. – Religion, Claremont Graduate School, 1985
B.A. – Religious Studies, Southern California College, 1976

Credentials/Certifications
Graduate Study, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1980-81
Professional/Scholarly Presentations
Publications
Yarchin, W. (2005). What Do We Learn about the Bible by Studying the History of its Interpretation? Published in The Bible and Interpretation found at http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Learn_about_bible1.htm

Yarchin, W. (2004). History of Biblical Interpretation: A reader. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson.

Yarchin, W. (2003). [Review of Pleins, D. P., The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction] for Christian Scholars Review, 32, p. 252-255.

Yarchin, W. (2002). [Review of Rogerson, J. R., Moberly, W. L., and Johnstone, W., Genesis and Exodus] for Review of Biblical Literature at http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/1656_3207.pdf.

Yarchin, W. (2001). [Review of Dotan, A., Biblical Hebraica Leningradensis, prepared according to the Vocalization, Accents, and Masora of Aaron ben Moses ben Asher in the Leningrad codex] for Christian Scholars Review, 31, p. 247-251.

Yarchin, W. and Hartley, J. (2000). Structure and Coherence in Amos 4. In Kim, W., Ellens, D., Floyd, M., and Sweeney, M. (Eds.), Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium: Form, Concept, and Theological Perspectives in the Hebrew Bible, Vol. 2, p. 170-183. Harrisburg: Trinity Press.

Yarchin, W. (2000). [Review of Patrick, D., The Rhetoric of Revelation in the Hebrew Bible] for Religious Studies Review, 26, p. 368-69.

Yarchin, W. (2000). Text Criticism, Text Composition, and Text Concept in 2 Samuel 23 and 24. In Kim, W., Ellens, D., Floyd, M., and Sweeney, M. (Eds.), Reading the Hebrew Bible for a New Millennium: Form, Concept, and Theological Perspectives in the Hebrew Bible, Vol. 2, p. 310-330. Harrisburg: Trinity Press.

Yarchin, W. (1999). [Review of Brown, W.P., The Ethos of the Cosmos: The Genesis Moral Imagination in the Bible]. Published in Review of Biblical Literature at http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/120_643.pdf.

Yarchin, W. (1998). An Evil Spirit from God? Published in Journal of Biblical Studies at http://web/infoave.net/~jwest/index/htm.

Professional Experience
Academic Experience
Chairperson, Institute Review Board, Azusa Pacific University, 1995-present

Liaison faculty, Jerusalem University College, 1995-present

Chairperson, Research Council, Azusa Pacific University, 1994-95

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments
Honors, Awards, Recognition
Creative Education Project Grant, Azusa Pacific University, 1999-2000
Faculty Research Grant, Azusa Pacific University, 1999-2000
Creative Education Project Grant, Azusa Pacific University, 1998
Faculty Research Grant, Azusa Pacific University, 1997
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Azusa Pacific University, 1986-87
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Azusa Pacific University, 1985-86
Alpha Chi Award for Outstanding Teaching, Azusa Pacific University, 1984-85
Outstanding Professor of the Year, Azusa Pacific University, 1983-84
Research Fellow, American Schools for Oriental Research, Jerusalem, 1980

Associations, Boards, Committees
Member, Society of Biblical Literature
Member, Catholic Biblical Association
Board of Advisors, Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center
Member, Research Council, Azusa Pacific University, 1993-present
Director, Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center, Claremont, California 1992-93
Invited Respondent, Conference on Interpretation of Nature and Scripture at the Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario
Dead Sea Scrolls Photography Preservation Project, Jerusalem, 1984
Expertise
History of Biblical Interpretation
Science and Religion
Courses Taught
Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation (GDMN 782)
Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy (UBBL 100)
Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature (UBBL 320)
Theology of the Old Testament (UBBL 460)
History of Biblical Interpretation (UBBL 471)
Biblical Apocalyptic (UBBL 472)



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