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Sebastian Selvén

Sebastian Selvén

Hebrew Biblical Studies

Biblical Reception

Jewish Studies

Liturgy and Worship

Subject area and speciality

Old Testament specialists:

My doctoral research concerns how biblical texts (Hebrew Bible) get interpreted through ritual performance, taking Isa. 6:3 in Jewish and Western Christian liturgy as its case text.


Key Publications

“The Privilege of Taxation: Jewish Identity and the Half-shekel Temple Tax in the Talmud Yerushalmi”, Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, 81, 2016. 63-89.

“'A measure of wheat and a bundle of flax': A Jewish Theology of Exegesis”, ET-Studies 2016. 7:2. 297-312.

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Inspiring young people in care

Apr 20, 2017

Will Lyon Tupman, a third year undergraduate, leads a campaign to help those in foster care to reach their potential.

What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?

Apr 19, 2017

Read Dr Simon Gathercole's article in the Guardian newspaper

Film Competition Winners Announced

Feb 27, 2017

School students demonstrated their passion for the subject in creative and sensitive films for the 2016 Cambridge Religion on Film Competition.

Research news: astrobiology, and Zion in South Africa

Feb 24, 2017

Read about exciting research in the Faculty of Divinity, with three lecturers currently away on research trips in very different places, looking at very different things.

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