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William Yarchin, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies, Department of Biblical Studies, Dean's Endowed Professorship in Biblical Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5683
Fax: (626) 815-5469
William Yarchin, Ph.D., an APU faculty member since 1993, is a professor in the Division of Religion and Philosophy for the School of Theology. He teaches courses in Biblical Exegesis and Interpretation. Yarchin's scholarly interests revolve around the intersection of science and religion and the history of biblical interpretation. Lecturing on these topics have taken him to Canada, Israel, and Sicily. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association, Yarchin recently published a book on the history of Biblical Interpretation. Prior to teaching at APU, Yarchin served as director of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center in Claremont, California.


  • Ph.D. - Religion, Claremont Graduate School, 1993
  • M.A. - Religion, Claremont Graduate School, 1985
  • B.A. - Religious Studies, Southern California College, 1976


  • Graduate Study, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 1980-81


Honors College

School of Theology

  • Department of Biblical and Religious Studies


  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Science and Religion
  • World Religions and Religious Issues

Courses Taught

  • GDMN 782 – Scripture: Its Spirituality and Proclamation
  • UBBL 100 – Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy
  • UBBL 320 – Hebrew Poetical and Wisdom Literature
  • UBBL 460 – Theology of the Old Testament
  • UBBL 471 – History of Biblical Interpretation
  • UBBL 472 – Biblical Apocalyptic