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

Creation Summit, The Master’s University

The Master's University hosted the Creation Summit 2017 on February 24-25. Dr. Abner Chou opened the summit with his TMU Chapel message on Friday, February 24. On Saturday, February 25, Dr. Todd Wood, myself, and Dr. John MacArthur spoke in the day's three sessions....
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Hebrew Whiteboard Update

Now we come to Psalm 4:6-7 (Hebrew verse numbering) as we continue to analyze this psalm. After one imperative in verse 4 and four imperatives in verse 5, verse 6 adds two more, for a total of seven. In verse 7 we behold what Motyer calls "an arrow prayer," similar to...
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New Book Endorsement

“For nearly a century, only a handful of scholars have published manuals for the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament surpasses all previous works with its biblical-theological orientation, purposeful organization, depth of...
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Kindle Edition of Searching for Adam Now Available

Searching for Adam, ed. by Terry Mortenson (Master Books, 2016) now available on Kindle (save an additional 60% off the price--and no shipping--instant acquisition--click on the book's image at the left). The first printing (hard copy, paperback) sold out in less than...
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Latest Answer

New Book Endorsement

“For nearly a century, only a handful of scholars have published manuals for the exegesis of the Hebrew Bible. How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament surpasses all previous works with its biblical-theological orientation, purposeful organization, depth of...

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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

Now we come to Psalm 4:6-7 (Hebrew verse numbering) as we continue to analyze this psalm. After one imperative in verse 4 and four imperatives in verse 5, verse 6 adds two more, for a total of seven. In verse 7 we behold what Motyer calls "an arrow prayer," similar to...

read more

Hebrew Whiteboard Update

Psalm 4:5 brings us to the second occurrence of "Selah" in this psalm and it gives the verse added emphasis. The verse also leads us to study the Septuagint (LXX) translation, since Paul cited the first half of the verse from the LXX in Ephesians 4:26. As we...

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