Jarvis J. Williams

Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation (2013)

Dr. Jarvis J. Williams has taught at Southern Seminary since 2013. He has published numerous books, including Christ Redeemed ‘Us’ from the Curse of the Law: A Jewish Martyrological Reading of Galatians 3:13 in the Library of New Testament Studies Monograph Series (T&T Clark, 2019), his commentary on Galatians in the New Covenant Commentary Series (Cascade, 2020), Redemptive Kingdom Diversity: A Biblical Theology of the People of God (Baker Academic, September 2021), and a commentary on Romans (IVP Academic, Submitted and Forthcoming 2021 or 2022). Dr. Williams has also published popular books and articles on race, racism, and reconciliation.

Dr. Williams’s many current writing projects include a book on the Spirit in Galatians (IVP Academic), a book on Romans (Baker Academic), a book on biblical and theological themes in Colossians and Philemon (Zondervan Academic), a commentary on Ephesians (B&H Academic), and a Pauline Theology (Baker Academic). He also plans to write a New Testament Theology.

Dr. Williams’s research interests are Galatians, Romans, Ephesians, Pauline Soteriology (broadly defined) in Paul’s Second Temple Jewish context, Pauline Theology, and soteriology in Second Temple Judaism. Dr. Williams is currently supervising Ph.D. students working on some aspects of Pauline Soteriology in Galatians in its Second Temple Jewish context. He is interested in supervising prospective dissertations on potential topics related to Galatians, Romans, Ephesians, Pauline Soteriology, or Pauline Theology. Dr. Williams is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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B.S., Boyce College; M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary