William Dumbrell

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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.[1] 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).[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ "Faculty and Staff". Emmaus Bible College. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Powell, Russell. "Moore veteran called home". Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Retrieved 3 October 2016.