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Ray Hobbs
T.R. (Ray) Hobbs was born in Pontypridd Wales, in 1942, and is a Canadian citizen. He is an author of three books and several articles on Theological and Biblical subjects, with special emphasis on the social and cultural background to the Old and New Testaments.
Ray received his education at the University of London (B.D., Ph.D.) at the University of Zürich, Switzerland (three years’ postgraduate study) and at the International Theological Seminary, Rüschlikon, Switzerland (M.Th.)
From 1969 until 1995 he taught at McMaster Divinity College and McMaster University, Hamilton, where he was Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation. From January 1996 until June 1998 he was professor of Old Testament at the International Theological Seminary, Prague, The Czech Republic. Since 1998 he has enjoyed an early retirement from ‘regular’ work, but writes much and lectures occasionally at McMaster University and elsewhere.
Ray’s special interest is in ancient military history, especially as it applies to Old and New Testament interpretation.
Ray lives with his wife, Heather in Hamilton, Ontario. They have two children, Catherine, who is Literary Manuscript Librarian at the National Library in Ottawa, and Gregory, who is a researcher for CBC Television News, Toronto, and a professional musician.

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