Irwin, Brian

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Brian Irwin (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) holds degrees in Near Eastern Studies, Historical Geography of Ancient Israel, and Old Testament from the University of Toronto, Jerusalem University College and Wycliffe College respectively. He has taught in Toronto and New York City and is currently Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures at Knox College, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He is a regular contributor of articles to various reference works and academic journals. He is an active member of Glenbrook Presbyterian Church in Mississauga.


  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Intertextuality and the Canonical approach to Interpretation
  • Israelite Religion
  • Amos
  • Deuteronomistic History
  • Historical Geography of Ancient Israel
  • Apocalyptic Literature, and Eschatology

Recent Publications

Appointment Status College TST Teaching Category
Basic Degree
Knox College Regular Tenure Stream

Current Courses

Course Code Course Name Semester
KNB3232HS Bible in Context - Amos Second Semester
KNB2362HS You, Your Congregation, & the End of the World: Reclaiming Biblical Apocalyptic for the Church Second Semester
KNB2127HF Hebrew Reading & Exegesis First Semester
KNB1006HF Reading the Old Testament First Semester