Dr. Daniel TimmerContact • Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Daniel Timmer (PhD, Trinity International University) is Professor of Biblical Studies for the PhD program at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He is an ordained ruling elder in the Reformed Church of Quebec and also serves at the Faculté de théologie évangélique in Montreal. Prior to coming to PRTS, Dr. Timmer taught at Farel Reformed Seminary in Montreal, Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS, and the University of Sudbury in Ontario. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has published a number of articles and several books exploring various aspects of biblical theology. Dr. Timmer’s research has been supported by grants from the Association for Theological Schools and the Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust, and he was a guest lecturer at the University of Duisberg-Essen in 2017. He and his wife Andreea have two sons, Nathan and Felix.
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
- Additional studies (Middle Egyptian) — Association des Études du Proche-Orient Ancien, Université de Montréal/Université de Québec à Montréal (2008–2009)
- Ph.D. — Old Testament, Trinity International University, Deerfield, Illinois (13 May 2006) Dissertation: “Creation, Tabernacle, and Sabbath: The Function of the Sabbath Frame in Exodus 31:12–17; 35:1–3.” Dissertation committee: R. E. Averbeck; W. VanGemeren
- Th.M. — Old Testament, Trinity International University (2002)
- M.A. — Biblical Studies, Puritan Reformed/Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (2001) Thesis: “Discursive Interaction and the Prophetic Role of the Servant of Yahweh.” Supervisor: G. M. Bilkes
- B.S. — Mechanical Engineering, Western Michigan University (1996)
Select list of books authored or edited by Dr. Timmer:
- Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve, ed. G. Athas, B. Stovell, D. C. Timmer, and C. Toffelmire, LHBOTS 705 (London: T & T Clark, 2021).
- Prophetic Otherness: Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature, ed. S. V. Davidson and D. C. Timmer, LHBOTS 687 (London: T & T Clark, 2021).
- Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Tyndale Old Testament Commentary 26 (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2021).
- Nahum: A Discourse Analysis of the Hebrew Bible, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2020).
- The Non-Israelite Nations in the Book of the Twelve: Thematic Coherence and the Diachronic-Synchronic Relationship in the Minor Prophets (BINS 135; Leiden: Brill, 2015).
- “A Compassionate and Gracious God”: Mission, salvation, and spirituality in Jonah (New Studies in Biblical Theology 26; Leicester: Apollos, 2011).
- Creation, Tabernacle, and Sabbath: The Sabbath Frame of Exodus 31:12-17; 35:1-3 in Exegetical and Theological Perspective (FRLANT 227; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2009).
Select list of articles by Dr. Timmer:
- “Interpreter, Author, History, and Canon: Four Key Hermeneutical Domains That Bear on Christological Interpretation of the Old Testament,” Puritan Reformed Journal 13 (2021) 5–20.
- “When is a Moabite a Moabite? Selectivity, Stereotypes, and Identity in the Gemeindegesetz, Deut 23:2–9 [Eng 1–8],” Horizons in Biblical Theology 43 (2021) 187–204.
- “‘Ah, Assyria Is No More!’ Retribution, Theodicy, and Hope in Nahum,” in Theodicy and Hope in the Book of the Twelve, ed. G. Athas, B. Stovell, D. C. Timmer, and C. Toffelmire, LHBOTS (London: T & T Clark, 2021), 159–75.
- “The Construction and Deconstruction of Ethnic/National Othering in the Book of the Twelve,” in Prophetic Otherness: Constructions of Otherness in Prophetic Literature, ed. S. V. Davidson and D. C. Timmer, LHBOTS (London: T & T Clark, 2021), 175–93.
- “Unity and Diversity in the Book of the Twelve,” in The Law, The Prophets, and the Writings: Studies in Evangelical Old Testament Hermeneutics in Honor of Duane A. Garrett, ed. A. King, W. Osborne, and J. Philpot (Nashville: B & H Academic, 2021), 187–200.
- “The Nations in the Minor Prophets,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets, ed. Julia M. O’Brien (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), 130–45.
- “Nahum in the Book of the Twelve,” in The Book of the Twelve: Composition, Reception, and Interpretation, ed. L.-S. Tiemeyer and J. Wöhrle, VTSup 184 (Leiden: Brill, 2020), 186–200.
- “Observations linguistiques en lien avec le débat entre approches synchroniques et diachronique dans le livre d’Ésaïe,” Théologie Évangélique 20 (2021) 19
- “Possessing Edom and All the Nations over Whom Yhwh’s Name Is Called: Understanding ירשׁ in Amos 9:12,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 29.4 (2019): 468–87.
- “Reading the Old Testament as Part of a Two-Testament Witness to Christ,” in Interpreting the Old Testament Theologically: Essays in Honor of Willem VanGemeren, ed. A. Abernethy (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2018), 95–108.
- “The Material and Immaterial Significance of the Feast in Isaiah 25:6–8,” Biblical Interpretation 28 (2022) 66–82.
- “The Wisdom of Solomon: Subaltern Existence as the Path to Perfect Empire,” in Postcolonial Commentary and the Old Testament, ed. H. Gossai (London: Bloomsbury/T & T Clark, 2018), 142–60.
- “Where Shall Wisdom Be Found (in the Book of the Twelve)?” in Riddles and Revelations: Explorations into the Relationship between Wisdom and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, ed. M. Boda, R. Meek, and W. Osborne (LHBOTS; London: T & T Clark, 2018), 147–63.
- “Nahum,” in Daniel–Malachi, ESV Expository Commentary, vol. 7, ed. Jay Sklar, Iain M. Duguid, and James M. Hamilton, Jr. (Crossway: Carol Stream, 2018), 503–32.
- “Job, Suffering, and the Gospel,” Puritan Reformed Journal 9/2 (2017) 5–20.
- “Amos 9 and Jesus Christ’s Kingship,” Puritan Reformed Journal 9/1 (2017) 15–26.
- “Political Models and the End of the World in Zephaniah,” Biblical Interpretation 24 (2016) 310–31.
- “Joshua,” in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised (ed. M. V. Van Pelt; Wheaton: Crossway, 2016), 159–76.
- “The Twelve,” in A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: The Gospel Promised (ed. M. V. Van Pelt; Wheaton: Crossway, 2016), 321–40.
- “Empire Here or Hereafter? A postcolonial reading of the Wisdom of Solomon,” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 44 (2015) 77–90.
- “The Non-Israelite Nations in Zephaniah: Conceptual Coherence and the Relationship of the Parts to the Whole,” in The New Form Criticism and the Book of the Twelve (ed. M. Boda, M. Floyd, and C. Toffelmire; SBLANEM 10; Atlanta: SBL, 2015), 245–63.
- “Sabbath: Critical Issues,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary (ed. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz; Bellingham: Lexham, 2015).
- “Nineveh: Critical Issues,” The Lexham Bible Dictionary (ed. J. D. Barry and L. Wentz; Bellingham: Lexham, 2015).
- “Nahum’s Representation of and Response to Neo-Assyria: Imperialism as a Multifaceted Point of Contact in Nahum,” Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.3 (2014) 349–62.
- “The Use and Abuse of Power in Amos: Identity and Ideology,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 39.1 (2014) 101–118.
- “Introducing Interpretation of Historiographic Texts,” Teaching Theology & Religion 17/2 (2014) 140.
- “Is Monotheism Particularly Prone to Violence? An Historical Critique,” Journal of Religion & Society 15 (2013) (online) 1–15.
- “Jonah’s Theology of the Nations: The Interface of Religious and Ethnic Identity,” Revue biblique 120 (2013) 13–23.
- “Boundaries without Judah, Boundaries within Judah: Hybridity and Identity in Nahum,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 34 (2012) 173–89.
- “Nahum, Prophet of the God Who Avenges Injustice,” in The Lion Has Roared: Theological Themes in the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament (ed. H. G. L. Peels and S. D. Snyman; Eugene: Pickwick, 2012), 79–86.
- “Bible en accompagnement,” Dictionnaire de Théologie Pratique (ed. C. Paya; Collection Ouvrages de Référence; Charols: Éditions Excelsis, 2011), 148–54.
Courses taught by Dr. Daniel Timmer:
- BS 900 – Research and Methodology in Biblical Studies
- BS 907 – Issues in Old Testament Studies: Biblical-Theological Interpretation in Modern and Postmodern Contexts
- BS 921 – Doctoral seminars on Issues in the Pentateuch, Historical Books, Major Prophets, Minor Prophets, and Wisdom & Poetic Books