Clayton J. (C.J.) Williams
Professor of Old Testament Studies, 2005-
Listen to a class sing-along of the Hebrew alphabet led by Professor Williams!
Affectionately referred to as "rabbi" by students, Rev. Williams has an incredible grasp of the Old Testament language, able to effortlessly translate into English as he reads from his Hebrew Bible. He has a passion to help fill the great need in the Church for interpreting and applying the Old Testament in the New Testament:
The Old Testament itself constitutes over three-quarters of the Bible, making it an essential part of the faith and life of believers. In 2 Timothy 3:16, Paul writes that all Scripture is useful for equipping the man of God. What Paul had immediately in mind was what we call the Old Testament, so it is a central part of preparing men for ministry.
Having first served in the pastorate, he designs his courses with ministry in mind: I teach with an eye toward preparing men to preach and teach in a local church on a weekly basis.
In the fall of 2005, Professor Williams became the youngest full-time faculty in RPTS history at age thirty-three when he assumed the role of Professor of Old Testament Studies. His representative articles include "Redeeming the Time," in Covenanter Witness, and "Thanksgiving and Covenanting," in Semper Reformanda.
Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, PA- Organizing Pastor, 1998-2005
Other Teaching Experience:
Adjunct Professor since 2001, RPTS
- B.A., Covenant College
- M.Div., Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
- M.A., Siegal College of Jewish Studies
- Ph.D. (candidate), Baltimore Hebrew University
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