William Yarchin, Ph.D.

Dean's Endowed Professorship in Biblical Studies, Department of Biblical and Religious Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5683
Fax: (626) 815-5469
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William Yarchin, Ph.D., has been an APU faculty member since 1993, and 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 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
  • M.A., Religion, Claremont Graduate School
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Southern California College


  • Graduate Study, Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Academic Area

  • 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

Office Hours

Fall 2008: MTWR 9-10am

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