Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



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TEDS Faculty Since 1998

K. Lawson Younger, Jr., PhD

Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History


BA, ThB, Florida Bible College
ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary
PhD, Sheffield University


K. Lawson Younger, Jr. is a specialist in Assyriology and Aramaic, as well as Hebrew Bible. He is a trustee of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Among his many scholarly papers, he has given lectures at the British Academy and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. He has recently been the Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, Israel (2012). He is presently working on a book on the history of the Arameans.

Selected Publications

  •  Dr. Younger has published a number of significant works involving ancient Near Eastern texts and their relationship to the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History

Awards, Affiliations, and Achievements

Dr. Younger is an active member of the American Oriental Society, the International Association of Assyriology, and the Society of Biblical Literature. Additionally, he has been honored with the following:

  • Rotary Foundation Fellow at the Hebrew University
  • Tyndale House Fellow at Cambridge University
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellow at Yale University.


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