Warren C. Trenchard

Contact Information

Email: wtrenchard@lasierra.edu
Phone: 951-785-2600

Education

  • BA, theology, Andrews University, 1966
  • MA, New Testament, Andrews University, 1968
  • BD, systematic theology, Andrews University, 1968
  • PhD, New Testament and early Christian literature, University of Chicago, 1981. Dissertation: 鈥淏en Sira鈥檚 View of Women: A Literary Analysis鈥 (Jonathan Z. Smith, Advisor)

Career and Principal Teaching/Research Interests

Dr. Trenchard served as a member of the faculty and a senior administrator at what is what is now Burman University in Alberta, Canada and at 麻豆产精国品 for over thirty-five years. In retirement, he is professor of New Testament and early Christian literature and director of graduate programs in the Richards Divinity School. His principal teaching and research interests include New Testament Greek language; history, backgrounds, and interpretation of the New Testament and its individual documents; and history and literature of Early Christianity.

Research Area Highlights

  • New Testament Studies
  • Gospel Studies
  • Q Studies
  • History of Early Christianity
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Hellenistic Jewish Literature
  • Biblical Greek Language

Awards

  • University of Chicago Fellowship, 1975 鈥 1978

Representative Publications

  1. 鈥淚n the Shadow of the Sanctuary: The 1980 Theological Consultation.鈥 Spectrum 11 (November 1980):26-30.
  2. Ben Sira鈥檚 View of Women: A Literary Analysis. Brown Judaic Studies, No. 38. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.
  3. Tell el-鈥楿meiri Field Locus Sheets.鈥 In Madaba Plains Project: The 1987 Season at Tell el-鈥楿meiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies. Edited by Larry G. Herr, et al. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press, 1991. Pages 441-600. (Co-authored with R. William Cash).
  4. The Student鈥檚 Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1992.
  5. Published Pottery of Palestine. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996. (co-authored with Larry G. Herr).
  6. Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1998. (Revised edition of The Student鈥檚 Complete Vocabulary Guide to the Greek New Testament).
  7. Articles in Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2000: ("Barabbas," "Bishop," "Deacon,", "Deaconess," "Joseph," "Nicolaus").
  8. 鈥淭he Interpretation of the Old Testament in the New: Isaiah, Matthew, and the Virgin.鈥 Spectrum 28 (Winter 2000):16-23. (co-authored with Larry G. Herr).
  9. 鈥淭all al-鈥楿mayri.鈥 American Journal of Archaeology 105/3 (2001):439-440. (Co-authored with Douglas R. Clark and Larry G. Herr).
  10. 鈥淢adaba Plains Project: Excavations at Tall al-鈥楿mayri, 2000.鈥 Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 45 (2001):237-252. (Co-authored with Douglas R. Clark and Larry G. Herr).
  11. 鈥淢adaba Plains Project: Tall al-鈥楿mayri, 2000.鈥 Andrews University Seminary Studies 40 (2002):105-123. (Co-authored with Douglas R. Clark and Larry G. Herr).
  12. 鈥淔or the Beauty of the Earth: An Adventist Theology of Ecology,鈥 Spectrum 31 (Summer 2003):31-45.
  13. A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  14. Ben Sira鈥檚 View of Women: A Literary Analysis. Digital edition. Providence, RI: Brown Judaic Studies, 2020.