My name is Mark Francois. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Old Testament at the University of St. Michael’s College (registered through Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) and have successfully defended my thesis. My primary interests are Old Testament theology, Old Testament ethics, and the theological interpretation of the Old Testament. I’m also interested in Old Testament textual criticism, biblical law, Deuteronomy, patristics (esp. Origen, John Chrysostom, and Ephrem the Syrian), and Syriac. My dissertation is on the relationship between the parallel curses of the Succession Treaty of Esarhaddon and Deuteronomy 28 and was supervised by Dr. Christopher Seitz. In addition to studying Old Testament I am also the pastor of Calvary Gospel Church in Blind River, Ontario (Associated Gospel Churches of Canada). I have an incredible wife named Alecia, a very energetic daughter named Jael, and a cross-obsessed son named Caleb.