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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Trinity International University
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.S., University of Illinois, Champaign

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Biography

Matt Williams came to Biola University in 2002. Prior to that, he taught as a missionary in Spain. Williams was awarded professor of the year by Biola University, and continues to preach and teach in various churches and conferences throughout the United States and Spain. He has published What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About along with Kenneth Berding, and video Bible studies, which have sold over 200,000 copies: Gospel of John: Finding Identity and Purpose, The Parables of Jesus, The Forgiveness of Jesus, The Life of Jesus, The Last Days of Jesus, The Prayers of Jesus, The Miracles of Jesus ; and co-edited What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About. He is also the general editor for Spanish biblical and theological books, which have sold over 110,000 copies: Comentarios Bíblicos con Aplicación: Serie NVI, Biblioteca Teológica Vida, and Colección Teológica Contemporánea. He has authored various chapters and articles, including The Synoptic Problem: Three Views of Gospel Origins and La Epístola a los Gálatas, and The Synoptic Gospels.

Affiliations

  • Evangelical Theological Society (Member)

Publications (Selected)

Books

  • Gospel of John: Finding Identity and Purpose, Video Bible Study and Participant’s Guide, Rose/Hendrickson Publishers, 2019
  • “‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus;” “Mary, Martha, and Lazarus;” “Seven Signs in John’s Gospel;” and “The Synoptic Problem,” CSB Baker Illustrated Study Bible; Baker Book House, 2018.
  • Deeper Connections Bible Study Series, general editor and author, Rose Publishing, 2016-2018
  • What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, Kenneth Berding and Matt Williams, eds. 2d ed. Grand Rapids, Kregel, August, 2015
  • “Lucas, Teología de,” [Theology of Luke] published in Alfonso Ropero Berzosa, ed., Gran Diccionario Enciclopédia de la Biblia, Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Clie, 2013, pp. 1544-1547.
  • “Taking Up the Cross, John 13:4,” in J. Scott Duvall, ed., 52 Devotions on the Greek New Testament, Zondervan, 2012
  • “Synoptic Problem” (pp. 487-489), “Seven Signs in John” (pp. 664-665), “I am sayings in John” (pp. 666-667), “Mary, Martha and Lazarus” (pp. ) in J. Scott Duvall and J Daniel Hays, eds., Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011
  • Deeper Connections Bible Study Series, general editor and author, Zondervan, 2009
  • What the New Testament Authors Really Cared About, Kenneth Berding and Matt Williams, eds. Grand Rapids, Kregel, May, 2008
  • Deeper Connections Bible Study Series, general editor and author, Zondervan, 2007
  • Series Coordinator and General Editor, Comentarios Biblicos con Aplicacion: Serie NVI, 2007-2017; a translation project of scholarly, evangelical books with Zondervan’s Vida Publishing 
  • Series Coordinator and General Editor, Biblioteca Teológica Vida, 2007-2015 a translation project of scholarly, evangelical books with Zondervan’s Vida Publishing

Articles

  • “Pauline Studies in the Last 25 Years.” an introduction to F. F. Bruce, La Epístola a los Gálatas, translation of F. F. Bruce, The Epistle to the Galatians, NIGTC, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1982; Terrassa, Spain: Clie, 2004.
  • “The Case for Markan Priority.” in The Synoptic Problem: Three Views to Gospel Origins, Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003.
  • “A Response to the Two-Gospel View of Gospel Origins.” in The Synoptic Problem: Three Views to Gospel Origins, Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003.
  • “A Response to the Independence View of Gospel Origins.” in The Synoptic Problem: Three Views to Gospel Origins, Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2003.
  • “The Owen Hypothesis.” Journal of Higher Criticism 7, No.1 2000. Pp. 109-25.
  • “The Synoptic Gospels.” with Scot McKnight, IBR Bibliography Series, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000.
  • Review of Las Cartas de Juan (Johannine Letters, NICNT), by I. Howard Marshall, in Agenda Teológica 6-7, Diciembre, 1999. Pp. 86-87.
  • “Lukan Historiography.” [and Theology] in Historians of the Christian Tradition, ed. M. Bauman & M. Klauber, Broadman & Holman, 1996. Pp. 39-57.
  • Review of "Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation." by Craig A. Evans, in Trinity Journal 15NS, No. 1, 1994. Pp. 140-42.
  • Review of "Is There a Synoptic Problem?" by Eta Linnemann, in Trinity Journal 14NS, 1993. Pp. 97-101.

Research Interests

  • Johannine Theology
  • Spanish Literature

Books

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