Grove City College, B.S.
Westminster Theological Seminary, M.Div.
University of Cambridge, Ph.D.
About Dr. Ross
Dr. William A. Ross (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is an assistant professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. He joined the faculty in 2019 and teaches courses in Old Testament interpretation, Greek, and Hebrew. He is also a member of Uptown Church and an ordained minister in the PCA.
Prior to coming to Charlotte, Ross earned an M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he served for several years as a teaching assistant to Dr. Gregory K. Beale. Moving from there to the University of Cambridge, he completed his doctoral work as a Cambridge Trust Scholar, specializing in Septuagint textual history and lexicography under Dr. James K. Aitken.
Dr. Ross’s research interests focus mainly on the Septuagint and its many related topics, but especially textual criticism, linguistics and the biblical languages, and the history of post-classical (Koine) Greek within its historical and social context. Currently, Ross co-chairs the Septuagint Studies unit at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society as well as the Linguistics and the Biblical Text research group for the Institute for Biblical Research. Ross is also a member of the Edición y estudio de textos bíblicos y parabíblicos research project based at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid. He blogs regularly at Septuaginta&c.
Dr. Ross and his wife, Kelli, live in the Charlotte area and have four children.
- (with Gregory R. Lanier) A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2019.
- (with Gregory R. Lanier, eds.) Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. 2 vols.; Peabody: Hendrickson, 2018.
- (with G. K. Beale and Daniel J. Brendsel.) An Interpretive Lexicon of New Testament Greek: Analysis of Prepositions, Adverbs, Particles, Relative Pronouns, and Conjunctions. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.
SCHOLARLY ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
- (Forthcoming) “Some Aspects of Παιδάριον and Νεανίσκος in Ptolemaic Egypt.” In The Legacy of Soisalon-Soininen: Towards a Syntax of Septuagint Greek. Edited by Tuukka Kauhanen; DSI; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (anticipated 2020).
- (Forthcoming) “Reading the Septuagint Alongside the Hebrew Bible.” In Hebrew for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving Biblical Hebrew. Edited by Adam Howell; Baker Academic (anticipated 2019).
- (Forthcoming) “Questioning the ‘Opposition’ and Interpretatio Christiana in Marcus Aurelius (Med. 11.3).” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (anticipated 2019).
- (Forthcoming) “The ‘Scissors and Paste’ Septuagint Concordance in the Bodleian Library (Auct. E 1.2,3).” For publication in the conference proceedings of 7. Internationale Fachtagung von Septuaginta-Deutsch (July 2018).
- “Septuagint Lexicography and Language Change in Greek Judges,” Tyndale Bulletin 70.1 (2019): 156–60.
- “David’s Spiritual Walls and Conceptual Blending in Psalm 51.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43.4 (2019): 607–626.
- “The Septuagint as Catalyst for Language Change in the Koine: A Usage-Based Approach.” Pages 383–97 in Die Septuaginta — Geschichte. Wirkung. Relevanz: 6. Internationale Fachtagung von Septuaginta-Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 21.-24. Juli 2016. Edited by Martin Meiser, Michaela Geiger, Siegfried Kreuzer, and Marcs Sigismund. WUNT 405; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
- “Style and Familiarity in Judg 19,7 (Old Greek): Establishing Dependence in the Septuagint.” Biblica 98.1 (2017): 25-36.
- “Lexical Possibilities in Septuagint Research: Revision and Expansion.” Pages 341–59 in XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Munich, 2013. Edited by Wolfgang Kraus, Martin Meiser, and Michaël van der Meer. SBLSCS 64. Atlanta: SBL Press.
- “Ὦ ἀνόητοι καὶ βραδεῖς τῇ καρδίᾳ: Luke, Aesop, and Reading Scripture.” Novum Testamentum 58.4 (2016): 369-79.
- “Text-Critical Question Begging in Nahum 1,2-8: Re-evaluating the Evidence and Arguments.” Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 127.3 (October 2015): 459-74.