Dr. Daniel Timmer, Professor of Old Testament at Acadia University—Faculté de théologieévangélique in Montréal, received his Ph.D. in Theological Studies (Old Testament) from Trinity International University in Chicago. He first studied mechanical engineering and workedin industry for several years before entering theological studies. He subsequently completed an M.A. in Religion and a Th.M. in Old Testament before obtaining his doctorate. Dr. Timmer taught Biblical Studies for five years at the Faculté de théologieréforméeFarel in Montreal, Quebec and served as Associate Professor of Old Testament at RTS-Jackson from 2009-2012. He has also taught at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and Concordia University, and served for several years as a ruling elder in an urban church plant of the Reformed Church of Quebec.
Dr. Timmer has a strong interest in biblical theology, the ancient Near Eastern backgrounds of the OT, justice in the wisdom literature, the Minor Prophets, and issues of empire and identity as well as the link between violence and religion. His publications include monographs on the context of Exodus 32-34 and on Jonah and articles dealing with the ancient Near East, the Dead Sea Scrolls, andvarious aspects of the OT. Dr. Timmer’s research has been supported by an ATS Lilly grant and currently focuses on the non-Israelite nations in the Book of the Twelve and on Nahum’s response to Neo-Assyrian political and religious ideology. He is also a member of the steering committeesfor the SBL’s “Sabbath in Text and Tradition” and “Israelite Prophetic Literature” Groups. He and his wife Andreea, a chemistry professor, have two sons, Nathan and Felix, and their interests include painting, a wide variety of music, and all four seasons.