Professor of Old Testament Studies
Director of the JWW Institute for Septuagint Studies
Program Chair for the Master of Theological Studies and Master of Theology
Trinity Western Seminary
Rob’s hobbies include fishing, rockhounding, photography, and travel. He also enjoys reading, watching movies, and following politics. For exercise, he jogs and plays basketball. He used to play hockey. He is a Canucks, Blue Jays, and B.C. Lions fan.
2018-20 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
(SSHRC) Explore Grant
2015-18 Greek Psalter Project, Phase I, Scholars Initiative,
Museum of the Bible
2016-21 SSHRC Insight Grant (principal investigator: Dirk Büchner;
co-applicants: Robert Hiebert, Larry Perkins, Cameron Boyd-Taylor,
Claude Cox, Jannes Smith)
2012-17 SSHRC Insight Grant
The critical edition of IV Maccabees for the Göttingen Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum series.
A commentary on Genesis for the series, The Society of Biblical Literature
Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS), sponsored by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).
“Translation Is Required”: The Septuagint in Retrospect and Prospect
(ed. Robert J. V. Hiebert; Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and
Cognate Studies [SBLSCS] 56; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010).
Reviewed by Karen Jobes in Review of
Biblical Literature 10/4/2011 (http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7832).
The Old Greek Psalter: Studies in Honour of Albert Pietersma (ed. Robert J. V. Hiebert [primary editor], Claude E. Cox, and Peter J. Gentry;
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament: Supplement Series [JSOTSup] 332;
Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).
The “Syrohexaplaric” Psalter (SBLSCS 27; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989).
Introduction and Translation
Genesis, in A New English Translation of the Septuagint (ed. Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright; New York / Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
COMMITTEE / BOARD MEMBER
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)
President, IOSCS, 2018–
Vice President, IOSCS, 2012–2017
Executive Committee, IOSCS, 1993-2008, 2012–
Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies (SBLSCS)
Editorial Advisory Board, 2012–
Society of Biblical Literature Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS)
Joint-Editor-in-Chief, SBLCS, 2006–
Editorial Board, SBLCS, 2000–
Society of Biblical Literature Program Unit: The Greek Bible
Steering Committee, 2004-16
New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS)
Editorial Committee, 2000-07
Diploma - Columbia Bible Institute
Associate in Arts - Trinity Western College
BA (Biblical Languages and Literature) - University of Toronto
MA (Septuagint Studies) - University of Toronto
PhD (Septuagint Studies) - University of Toronto
Hebrew, Biblical, and Historical Studies - Institute for Holy Land Studies
Original Biblical Languages
Meanings and Implications of Scripture
Second Temple Judaism
Inspiring People to Delve Deeply into the Scriptures
Old Testament Studies
Society of Biblical Literature
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Canadian Evangelical Theological Association