Dr. William Barrick

Dr. William Barrick

I’m a semi-retired Hebrew and Old Testament professor and I help people understand the richness of the Old Testament so they can joyfully love and serve their Creator. I’ve been married 50 years to a wonderful wife, and have 4 married children and 14 grandchildren.

About Dr. Barrick

My Recommendations: Book of the Week, October 15

9Marks produces a lot of good books for pastors and church leaders. Jeramie Rinne's Church Elders: How to Shepherd God's People Like Jesus stands out as one of the best. Our board of church elders chose this book to read individually and discuss as a group chapter by...

My Recommendations: Book of the Week, October 8

If you plan to make a visit to the British Museum in London, having a guide like Through the British Museum with the Bible by Brian Edwards and Clive Anderson helps to direct your experience. With this guidebook in hand, you will be able to locate, identify, and...

My Recommendations: Book of the Week, October 1

Dr. Eugene Merrill's A Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles is one volume in the Kregel Exegetical Library series. As he explains in his "Preface," the Chronicler sets forth the history of his people as the last, if not one of the last, writers of the Old Testament. The...

My Recommendations: Book of the Week, September 24

Photo Companion to the Bible: The Gospels Photo Companion to the Bible: The Gospels (DVD from BiblePlaces.com) offers its users more than 10,000 PowerPoint slides illustrating the four Gospels verse by verse. The photographs represent some of the collections of Dr....

Latest Answer

Identifying the Imperatives in Biblical Narratives

Narratives occupy a large portion of the Bible, whether its pages record the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph or the wanderings of Israel in the wilderness, or the events surrounding the judges and kings of Israel, or the stories of Ruth or Esther. And,...

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Current Projects

I’m the Old Testament editor of the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary Series and am currently writing the volume on Genesis.

My Free Online Courses

Biblical Hebrew

I’ve taught Biblical Hebrew for several decades. If you’d like to learn, enroll in my free courses below.

Old Testament

I’ve also taught extensively on the book of Genesis and Introduction to the Old Testament.

Hebrew Whiteboard

Hebrew Whiteboard Update, Psalm 104:1-12

Completing the first third of Psalm 104, our analysis takes another distinct turn in its point of reference: the topic becomes the ongoing natural order of the earth as determined by its Creator. If, however, we are correct in understanding Psalm 104:6-9 as a...

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Hebrew Whiteboard Update: Psalm 104:5-8

Continuing with our analysis of Psalm 104, we soon discover that the exegetical evidence favors a change of topic at verse 6. The transition commences with mere implications--a delicate poetic transference that gradually prods the reader into a different direction....

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