William John Dumbrell (1926 – 1 October 2016) was an Australian biblical scholar.
Dumbrell was converted in 1951, and studied at Moore Theological College before being ordained as priest in the Anglican church in February 1957. He undertook further studies at the University of Sydney (M.A., 1958), the University of London (B.D. and M.Th.) and Harvard University (ThD, 1969). Dumbrell had served on the faculty of Regent College, Macquarie University, Moore Theological College, the University of Sydney, Trinity Theological College, Singapore and Emmaus Bible College.
In 2010, a Festschrift was published in his honour, An Everlasting Covenant: Biblical and Theological Essays in Honour of William J. Dumbrell (ISBN 9780980667615), which included contributions from Bruce Waltke and Allan Harman. He died in Sydney on 1 October 2016.
- Glenn Davies, "William John Dumbrell: An Appreciation" in Gregory R. Goswell and Allan M. Harman (eds.) Covenant and Kingdom: A Collection of Old Testament Essays by William J. Dumbrell (Reformed Theological Review Supplement Series #2, July 2007), v-ix.
- "Faculty and Staff". Emmaus Bible College. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
- Powell, Russell. "Moore veteran called home". Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Retrieved 3 October 2016.