Dr. Peter Williams

“Faithful, rigorous research into the languages, history and cultural context of the Bible has enormous potential to enrich understanding of, and confidence in, Scripture. Tyndale House undertakes scholarship in the service of the Church.”

Dr. Peter Williams, Principal, Tyndale House

Dr. Peter Williams is the Principal of Tyndale House Cambridge and a lecturer on Hebrew language at the University of Cambridge. He earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge studying ancient languages related to the Bible.
Prior to leading Tyndale House, Williams was a Senior Lecturer in New Testament in the University of Aberdeen. He has spoken in churches, universities, seminaries, high schools and at conferences and seminars/workshops across the US and the world on Biblical subjects including Bible translation, apologetics, and how to understand the Scriptures.

Tyndale House Cambridge is currently researching, transcribing and publishing the Codex Climaci Rescripts (CCR) on behalf of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC. The CCR is the most important manuscript of Christian Palestinian Aramaic and also contains other treasures, including an early Greek harmony of the Gospels and the earliest manuscript of the Greek astronomer Eratosthenes. Williams is personally leading this project.

Williams chairs the International Greek New Testament Project, which is currently producing the world’s most comprehensive information on the manuscripts of John’s Gospel.

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Williams is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible. He is passionate that the Bible should be well translated and carefully studied.

Looking back on his academic history, Williams describes his professional journey saying, “I find it amazing how I was led through stages of thinking I was going to do something else (be a Bible translator, OT scholar, NT scholar), only to find that I am now responsible for a library and research community in which my interests in both Testaments and in languages related to Bible study are highly useful.”

Williams has been involved in summer missions for over 20 years in Belgium where he and his wife Kathryn first met.