Faculty

Paul S. Evans

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Paul joined the faculty at McMaster Divinity College in 2009 after teaching Biblical Studies for three years at Ambrose University College and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. Paul specializes in Old Testament studies and in his teaching and research emphasizes the theological significance of the Old Testament and the value of its application for the Church today. He has published several articles on the books of Kings and Chronicles and a monograph entitled The Invasion of Sennacherib in the Book of Kings: A Source-Critical and Rhetorical Study of 2 Kings 18-19, which was awarded the 2010 R.B.Y. Scott Award by the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies recognizing an outstanding book in the areas of Hebrew Bible and/or the Ancient Near East . Paul was named the 2006 Regional Scholar for the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. Paul has also taught previously in Toronto at Tyndale University College and Wycliffe College.

Practical Ministry Experience: 

Paul was raised in British Columbia, a pastor's son, and acquired a passion for the Bible early in life. Before teaching at the university level, he previously served in pastoral ministry in both Alberta and Ontario and continues to be enthusiastic about the Church and its mission. Paul frequently preaches in local churches in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area.

Research Interests: 
  • Genesis
  • Samuel
  • Kings
  • Chronicles
  • Isaiah
Current Projects: 
  • The Chronicler’s Method (monograph)
  • Chronicling the Chronicler (edited volume)
  • The Ending of Kings
  • The book of Samuel (commentary)
Publications: 

Monograph The Invasion of Sennacherib in the Book of Kings: A Source-Critical and Rhetorical Study of 2 Kings 18-19. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 125. Leiden: Brill, 2009. 

Co-Edited Volume Chronicling the Chronicler: TheBook of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography. Eisenbrauns, in press.

Biblical Commentary 1-2 Samuel. Regula Fidei: A Commentary on God’s Story. Ed. Tremper Longman III. Zondervan, forthcoming.