Dr. Rebecca Idestrom

Title & Contact Info

Professor of Old Testament

 Email: ridestrom [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6771

Academic Credentials

BTh, Central Pentecostal College, 1985
BA, University of Toronto, 1987
MRel, Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1990
PhD, University of Sheffield, 1996

Areas of Specialization

Old Testament, History of Biblical Interpretation, Hebrew, Intertestamental History and Literature


Dr. Idestrom joined the faculty of Tyndale Seminary in 2001, after having taught at Western Pentecostal Bible College in Abbotsford, BC for five years. Besides having taught summer courses at Tyndale prior to joining the core faculty, she has done adjunct teaching at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Regent College, ACTS Seminary and Trinity Western University in Langley, BC. Her doctoral dissertation has been published, entitled From Biblical Theology to Biblical Criticism: Old Testament Scholarship at Uppsala University, 1866-1922 (Coniectanea Biblica Old Testament Series 47; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000). She has also published a number of essays, articles and book reviews which have appeared in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, Didaskalia, Toronto Journal of Theology, The Pentecostal Testimony, Themelios, Hebrew Studies and in books of collected essays. In June 2007 she was honoured with the Research Scholar Award from the Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection. Idestrom, a native of Sweden, is also musical and enjoys singing. She has done several missions trips to Europe and Russia, singing in her father’s choir, Jubilance Singers and Orchestra.

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