Peter Davids, PhD

Peter Davids


Office Address: ATWD I 236
Phone: (281) 649-3627
Visiting Professor of Christianity


  • B.A. in Psychology, Wheaton College
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D., University of Manchester

Courses Taught

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Teaching of Jesus
  • Formation for Church Leadership
  • General Epistles
  • Christian Scriptures II
  • Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation
  • Greek Grammar and Syntax
  • Advanced Greek Grammar and Syntax
  • Advanced Directed Studies in Greek

Teaching Focus

Dr. Davids’ primary area of research is the General Epistles, but his teaching and writing ranges over the whole field of biblical studies and language, and also includes spirituality and family emotional systems.


  • A Greek Handbook on Jude and 2 Peter (Baylor, 2011), (edited with Robert L. Webb)
  • Reading Jude with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of Jude (Continuum, 2008),
  • Colossians and Philemon (Cornerstone Biblical Commentary, Tyndale House, 2008),
  • The Letters of 2 Peter and Jude (Pillar, Eerdmans, 2006), (edited with Ralph P. Martin)
  • The Dictionary of the Latter New Testament and Its Developments (InterVarsity, 1997), (co-authored with Walter Kaiser, F. F. Bruce, Manfred Brauch)
  • Hard Sayings of the Bible (InterVarsity, 1996),
  • The Epistle of 1 Peter (NICNT, Eerdmans, 1990),
  • James (NIBC, Hendrickson, 1989, being republished by Baker, 2011),
  • The Epistle of James (NIGTC, Eerdmans, 1982).
  • He has also published more than 60 articles in books, journals, and dictionaries, as well as many popular articles in church and denominational publications in both English and German.

Additional Information

He is the translator (from German) of Reinhard Feldmeier, 1 Peter (Baylor, 2008). He has also been part of several Bible translations projects (including The New Living Translation, The Voice, and The Common English Bible).

He has been elected to membership in Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and has twice been chosen chair or co-chair of the section covering the General Epistles in the Society of Biblical Literature.

Before coming to HBU Dr. Davids served, among other places, as Professor of Biblical Theology at St. Stephen’s University (St. Stephen, New Brunswick), New Testament faculty of the Institut für Gemeindebau und Weltmission in Zurich, Dean of the International MA Program at the Evangelical Theological Faculty (Osijek, Croatia), Director of Studies, Schloss Mittersill Study Centre (Mittersill, Austria), Visiting Professor of New Testament at Regent College (Vancouver), Professor of Biblical Studies and New Testament at Canadian Theological Seminary, founing faculty and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Ambridge, PA), and as Theologischer Lehrer at Bibelschule Wiedenest (Berneustadt, Germany). He has also had numerous shorter lectureships and has pastored several congregations on a full or part-time basis (concurrent with his teaching involvement), as well as having been a speaker at numerous church conferences and training events around the world. An ordained minister, he continues to preach, teach and lead worship on a regular basis, as well as serve as a theological advisor to multiple denominations.

His hobbies include jogging and computers, but he is especially interested in his wife, three children, and seven grandchildren.