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Timothy Finlay, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biblical Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5682
Timothy D. Finlay, Ph.D., is a specialist in form-critical interpretation, especially as it interacts with newer methods such as narrative criticism and feminist criticism. His main goal is to teach critical methodologies, the underlying philosophical presuppositions behind those methodologies, and how well those underlying philosophical presuppositions accord with Judeo-Christian tradition and the history of human experience. Finlay also teaches classes in the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Gospels, and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.


Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
M.A.R., Azusa Pacific University
B.A., Ambassador College
B.S., University of Exeter


  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Critical Methodologies
  • Form Criticism
  • Pentateuch
  • Prophets of the Bible
  • The Gospels

Courses Taught

GBBL 511 – Seminar in Biblical Interpretation
GBBL 512 – The Gospels’ Witness to Christ
GBBL 521 – People of God
GBBL 530 – Hebrew I
GBBL 531 – Kingdom of God
GBBL 540 – Hebrew II
GBBL 562 – Biblical Foundations of Worship
GBBL 571 – Readings in the Hebrew Text of the Pentateuch
GBBL 621 – Jeremiah
GBBL 641 – Theological Themes of the Old Testament
GBBL 661 – Women in the Bible

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 233, West Campus

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