TAYLOR, GLEN Contact Areas of Interest

Taylor, Glen
Wycliffe College
5 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON
t: 416-946-3541
e: glen.taylor@utoronto.ca 
  • Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament
  • Northwest Semitic languages and literatures
  • Genesis
  • Psalms
  • History of Israelite Religion


BA (Calgary), MTh (Dallas), MPhil, PhD (Yale)

Glen comes from Calgary where he acquired an early mentoring in preaching and a passion for a career in Old Testament studies. He is Wycliffe’s Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Proclamation, as well as being cross-appointed to the Centre for the Study of Religion and in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching interests include ancient northwest Semitic languages (especially Hebrew and Ugaritic), Genesis, Psalms and Hosea, the worship of pagan gods in ancient Israel, and homosexuality and same-gender unions.

Currently his research interests focus on biblical inspiration and the Christology of the Hebrew Psalter. Articles by Glen have appeared in The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Ugarit-Forschungen, and Biblical Archaeology Review. He was formerly a Barton Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He serves as an Anglican priest in a country parish north of the Muskokas in the summer. He is married to Marion Taylor, Wycliffe’s other Old Testament professor. They have three teen-aged children.

Selected Publications

Contribution to Handbook of Historical Biblical Interpreters (forthcoming)

commentary on “Hosea,” in International Bible Background Commentary on the Old Testament (forthcoming)

“Before and Beyond the Soundbytes: FAQs, Summaries of Research, etc on the Same Sex Question,” (2004)

“Same-Sex Unions? A Concise, Critical Survey of an Issue that Threatens to Divide the Anglican Church of Canada” (2004)

“The Bible and Homosexuality,” in Carl Trueman et al., eds., Solid Ground: 25 Years of Evangelical Theology (2000)

Review of A Biblical Hebrew Reference Grammar in Hebrew Studies (2000)

Review of Ugaritic Narrative Poetry in BASOR (1999)

Essay on “R.K. Harrison,” in Bible Interpreters of the 20th Century (1999)

“A Response to Steve A. Wiggins Yahweh: The God of Sun?JSOT (1996)