Robert J.V. Hiebert, PhD

Robert J.V. Hiebert, PhD

Biography

Professor of Old Testament Studies
Director of the JWW Institute for Septuagint Studies
Program Chair for the Master of Theological Studies and Master of Theology

Trinity Western Seminary

robh@twu.ca

Rob’s hobbies include fishing, rock hounding, photography, and travel. He also enjoys reading, watching movies, and following politics. For exercise, he jogs and plays basketball. He used to play hockey. He is a Canucks, Blue Jays, and B.C. Lions fan. 

RESEARCH AWARDS

2018-20   Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
                  (SSHRC) Explore Grant

2015-18   Greek Psalter Project, Phase I, Scholars Initiative,
                  Museum of the Bible

2016-21   SSHRC Insight Grant (principal investigator: Dirk Büchner;
                  co-applicants: Robert Hiebert, Larry Perkins, Cameron Boyd-Taylor,
                  Claude Cox, Jannes Smith)

2012-17   SSHRC Insight Grant

PUBLICATIONS

Current Projects

The critical edition of IV Maccabees for the Göttingen Septuaginta: Vetus Testamentum Graecum series.

A commentary on Genesis for the series, The Society of Biblical Literature
Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS), sponsored by the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS).

Books

“Translation Is Required”: The Septuagint in Retrospect and Prospect
(ed. Robert J. V. Hiebert; Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and
Cognate Studies [SBLSCS] 56; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2010).
Reviewed by Karen Jobes in Review of
Biblical Literature 10/4/2011 (http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7832).

The Old Greek Psalter: Studies in Honour of Albert Pietersma (ed. Robert J. V. Hiebert [primary editor], Claude E. Cox, and Peter J. Gentry;
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament: Supplement Series [JSOTSup] 332;
Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).

The “Syrohexaplaric” Psalter (SBLSCS 27; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989).

Introduction and Translation

Genesis, in A New English Translation of the Septuagint (ed. Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright; New York / Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).

COMMITTEE / BOARD MEMBER

International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)
     President, IOSCS, 2018–
     Vice President, IOSCS, 2012–2017
     Executive Committee, IOSCS, 1993-2008, 2012–

Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies (SBLSCS)
      Editorial Advisory Board, 2012–

Society of Biblical Literature Commentary on the Septuagint (SBLCS)
      Joint-Editor-in-Chief, SBLCS, 2006–
      Editorial Board, SBLCS, 2000–

Society of Biblical Literature Program Unit: The Greek Bible
      Steering Committee, 2004-16

New English Translation of the Septuagint (NETS)
      Editorial Committee, 2000-07

Robert Hiebert - Complete CV

Research Interest

Original Biblical Languages 
Meanings and Implications of Scripture 
Septuagint Studies 
Second Temple Judaism 
Inspiring People to Delve Deeply into the Scriptures 

Courses Taught: 
Old Testament Studies 
Septuagint Studies 
Biblical Hebrew 

Memberships: 
Society of Biblical Literature 
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies 
International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 
Canadian Evangelical Theological Association

Education

Diploma - Columbia Bible Institute 

Associate in Arts - Trinity Western College 

BA (Biblical Languages and Literature) - University of Toronto 

MA (Septuagint Studies) - University of Toronto 

PhD (Septuagint Studies) - University of Toronto 

Hebrew, Biblical, and Historical Studies - Institute for Holy Land Studies