Grove City College, B.S.
Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv
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 and ancient languages, including Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and others. He is also 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.
- Septuagint Lexicography and Language Change in Greek Judges. SBLSCS. Atlanta: SBL Press, forthcoming.
- (edited with W. Edward Glenny), T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming.
- (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.
- “Questioning the ‘Opposition’ and Interpretatio Christiana in Marcus Aurelius (Med. 11.3).” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 95 (2019): 667–687.
- “David’s Spiritual Walls and Conceptual Blending in Psalm 51.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 43.4 (2019): 607–626.
- “Septuagint Lexicography and Language Change in Greek Judges,” in Tyndale Bulletin 70.1 (2019): 156–60.
- “Style and Familiarity in Judg 19,7 (Old Greek): Establishing Dependence in the Septuagint.” Biblica 98.1 (2017): 25-36.
- “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.
EDITED VOLUME CONTRIBUTIONS
- “Modern Language Translations of the Septuagint.” In T&T Clark Handbook of Septuagint Research. Edited by William A. Ross and W. Edward Glenny. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming.
- “The ‘Scissors and Paste’ Septuagint Concordance in the Bodleian Library (Auct. E 1.2,3).” Pages 882–98 in 7. Internationale Fachtagung von Septuaginta-Deutsch (July 2018). Edited by Martin Meiser et al. WUNT 444; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
- “Some Aspects of Παιδάριον and Νεανίσκος in Ptolemaic Egypt.” Pages 189–205 in The Legacy of Soisalon-Soininen: Towards a Syntax of Septuagint Greek. Edited by Tuukka Kauhanen and Hanna Vanonen; DSI 13; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020.
- “Reading the Septuagint Alongside the Hebrew Bible.” Pages 162–164 in Hebrew for Life: Strategies for Learning, Retaining, and Reviving Biblical Hebrew. Edited by Adam Howell; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic.
- “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.
- “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.
DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
- Entries “Body Parts” – “Bronze” (Hebrew). In Expository Dictionary of Old Testament and New Testament Words. Tremper Longman III and Mark Strauss, eds.; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.
- “Lexicons of New Testament and Septuagint Greek, History of,” in Encyclopedia of Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics. Edited by Dana Harris, Christopher Land, Jonathan Watt, and Stanley Porter. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.
- “Septuagint as a Translation,” in Encyclopedia of Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics. Edited by Dana Harris, Christopher Land, Jonathan Watt, and Stanley Porter. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.