Dr. Daniel R. Driver

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament



Contact Me
Phone: 902-425-7051
Email: ddriver@astheology.ns.ca

Areas of Expertise
  • Genesis
  • The Psalms
  • The Book of the Twelve (Minor Prophets)
  • The reception history of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Christian theological uses of Old Testament scripture
  • Old Testament theology in the 20th century
Curriculum Vitae

I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.

--Deuteronomy 30:19 

Ph.D. in Divinity (St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
BA in English Literature (Wheaton College, Illinois)

Personal statement

Born in Portland, Oregon, in 1979, Daniel Driver studied English Literature at university (BA from Wheaton College, 2002), taught humanities to high school students in Kansas for two years, and then moved to St Andrews, Scotland, to pursue graduate work in theology. There he completed a Ph.D. in Divinity, with a focus on Old Testament, in 2008. From 2008 to 2016 he taught Hebrew and Old Testament to undergraduates at Tyndale University College, in Toronto. He was confirmed in the Anglican Church of Canada at the Cathedral Church of St. James, and he is delighted to serve the ACC, the broader church, and the academy by joining the faculty of the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax.

Research interests

Genesis, the Psalms, the history of biblical interpretation, forgiveness

Courses taught         

BF 1001, and a variety of courses in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Current projects

Genesis and Time; Forgiveness in Biblical Interpretation

Representative publications

  • Forgiveness,” pages 371–377 in the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology (ed. Samuel E. Balentine et al.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church’s One Bible (Forschungen zum Alten Testament II/46; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010; expanded North American edition, Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology, ed. with Richard Bauckham, Trevor Hart and Nathan MacDonald (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).
  • A Cloud of Witnesses: The Theology of Hebrews in Its Ancient Contexts, ed. with Richard Bauckham, Trevor Hart and Nathan MacDonald (LNTS/JSNTS 387; London: T&T Clark, 2008).

Previous positions

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Old Testament (2008–2016), Tyndale University College, Toronto

Professional affiliations/activities

Member, Society of Biblical Literature; Co-convener of the Wycliffe Centre of Scripture and Theology colloquia

Grants received

Fondation Catholique Ecossaise Scholarship for a term at L’Institut Catholique de Paris 


cycling; hiking; Scotch whisky; typography; his three daughters, each of whom is more beautiful than the other

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