William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament
PTS Years of Service: 2002 to 2021

Contact Info



Ph.D., McGill University / New Testament and Christian Origins
B.A., Victoria College, University of Toronto / English and Classics
A.R.C.T., Royal Conservatory of Toronto / Piano

Recent Courses Taught

  • C. S. Lewis and the Bible
  • The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Epistles
  • Colossians and Ephesians
  • New Testament Letters
  • Second Corinthians
  • Biblical Theology


Church Associations

Ordination: Salvation Army Lieutenant, 1979-1984

Local Church Membership: St. George’s Antiochian Church

Professional Competencies


  • A.R.C.T. in piano performance

Areas of Expertise

  • New Testament
  • Hellenistic Jewish Literature
  • Biblical Theology
  • Music

Professional Service

Board Service

  • Development Council for “Book of Two Thousand Tongues” (a project of the Canadian Bible Society)
  • Commission on Ministry for the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh (former)
  • Primate’s Theological Commission, Anglican Church of Canada (former)

Leadership for Professional Societies

  • 2006-present: Steering Committee, Paul’s Theology and 2 Corinthians Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2004-present: Steering Committee, Biblical Hermeneutics Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 2003-2009: Steering Committee, Rhetoric and New Testament Section, Society of Biblical Literature
  • 1998-2001: Programme Director, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
  • 1998-2000: Executive, Canadian Evangelical Theological Association


  • Joachim Jeremias Essay Prize (Canadian Society of Biblical Studies)
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Gold Medal (for Ph.D. thesis)

Additional Resources

Complete CV
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Personal website *
Radio Interview: Ancient Faith Radio Dr. Humphrey spoke about her recent book Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible REALLY Says.

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