- Downtown Toronto (St. George)
Fields of Study
- Biblical Studies
Areas of Interest
- Biblical Hebrew Syntax
- Generative Linguistics
- Ugaritic and Phoenician Linguistics
- Early Ethiopic grammar and texts
- Myth, Wisdom, and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible
Robert Holmstedt completed a major in biblical studies and a minor in biblical Hebrew at Wheaton College, after which he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for MA and PhD degrees in Hebrew and Semitic Studies (with a PhD minor in generative linguistics).
He taught Hebrew and general linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for three years before taking a professorial post in NMC at U of T in the areas of Hebrew Bible, ancient Hebrew, and other ancient West Semitic languages. Holmstedt is particularly committed to increasing theoretical and methodological awareness in the linguistic study of ancient Semitic languages.
Apart from academics, he loves being a father to his nine children and dabbles at making furniture in his wood shop.
- Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew as Noncoordinative Nonsubordination (Brill, Leiden : 2020)
- Intermediate Biblical Hebrew: An Illustrated Grammar (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI : 2020)
- On the Invention of the Alphabet (Western Academic Press, Los Angeles : 2019)
- Hebrew Poetry and the Appositive Style: ‘Parallelism’, Requiescat in pace (Brill, Leiden : 2019)
- Anaphora in Biblical Hebrew: A Generative Perspective (UNISA (University of South Africa Press) : 2019)
- Clarifying Apposition in Ugaritic // The Displacement of “Parallelism” (Ugarit Verlag, Münster : 2018)
- Qoheleth. A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor University Press, Waco, TX : 2017)
- The Relative Clause in Biblical Hebrew (Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, IN : 2016)
- Esther. A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor University Press, Waco, TX : 2015)
- Beginning Biblical Hebrew: A Grammar and Illustrated Reader (Baker Academic, Grand Rapids, MI : 2013)