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Old Testament specialists

People specializing in this area

Academic staff

Dr James Aitken
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Apocrypha
  • The Septuagint
  • Book of Judges
  • Hebrew language and Lexicography
  • Greek language and Lexicography
Dr Katharine Julia Dell, MA (Oxon); D Phil (Oxon); PhD (Cantab)
  • Proverbs
  • Job Ecclesiastes
  • wisdom literature
  • creation
  • ecological readings of texts
  • musical interpretation of biblical texts
Dr Nathan MacDonald
  • Pentateuch; Former Prophets; Isaiah; Ezekiel
  • Intersection of inner-biblical interpretation, redaction criticism and the canonical approach
  • Intersection of history of Israelite religion and Old Testament theology
  • Priesthood and ritual

Affiliated lecturers

Dr Alison Gray
  • Theology of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • Ancient Hebrew Semantics
  • Reception History of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • Book of Psalms
  • Metaphor in Bible translation and interpretation
  • Cognitive Linguistics and Hebrew Semantics
Dr Philip Johnston
  • Biblical interpretation
  • Death and the afterlife
Dr Hilary Marlow
  • The natural world in the Old Testament.
  • Ecological hermeneutics and environmental ethics
  • Old Testament prophetic texts
  • Creation texts and their interpretation in later Jewish and Christian writings

Directors of Studies

Dr Katharine Julia Dell, MA (Oxon); D Phil (Oxon); PhD (Cantab)
  • Proverbs
  • Job Ecclesiastes
  • wisdom literature
  • creation
  • ecological readings of texts
  • musical interpretation of biblical texts
Dr Alison Gray
  • Theology of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • Ancient Hebrew Semantics
  • Reception History of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
  • Book of Psalms
  • Metaphor in Bible translation and interpretation
  • Cognitive Linguistics and Hebrew Semantics
Dr Philip Johnston
  • Biblical interpretation
  • Death and the afterlife
Dr Hilary Marlow
  • The natural world in the Old Testament.
  • Ecological hermeneutics and environmental ethics
  • Old Testament prophetic texts
  • Creation texts and their interpretation in later Jewish and Christian writings

Graduate students

Jennifer Andruska

Wise and Foolish Love in the Song of Songs

Rory Balfour

M.Phil. student: Old Testament

Bruno John Clifton, OP

The Obligations of Gift-exchange in Ancient Societies as Context for Selected Narratives in the Book of Judges

Olga Fabrikantova

Scribalism and Prophecy

Arthur Keefer

The Didactic Function of Proverbs 1–9 for the Interpretation of Prov 10:1–22:16

Srecko Koralija

The Septuagint and Peshitta: Religious Interaction through texts

The research project is focused on the Septuagint (Greek) and Peshitta (Syriac) texts of the book of Genesis and will examine their linguistic and conceptual interrelationship. The purpose of the project is to investigate how the translators were concerned with the translation and transformation of biblical episodes and single biblical words with special reference to the cross-cultural and religious contexts of a particular text, period and religious group.

Catherine Lewis-Smith

Images of mal'ak YHWH in the book of Judges

Brittany N. Melton

Divine Presence and Absence in the Megilloth

Suzie Millar

Wisdom Literature and the Book of Proverbs

Rosalie Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Putting Tamar in her Place

Andrew Niggemann

Luther's exegetical work in the Hebrew Bible.

William A. Ross

The Septuagint and Koine Lexical Semantics: Language and Style in the Textual Evidence of the Greek Version of Judges

Daniel Ryan

The Hasmonean State 104 - 76 BCE: Political Economy and Coinage under Alexander Jannaeus

Sebastian Selven

How biblical texts (Hebrew Bible) get interpreted through ritual context

Jonathan Wilken

M.Phil. student: Old Testament

John Preston Winstead

M.Phil. student: Old Testament

Dissertation Title - Mirroring Torah: Some Key Intertextual Connections between the Pentateuch and the Megilloth

Luke Wisley

A Portrait of Solomon: The Relationship between 1 Kings 1-11, Proverbs, Songs, and Ecclesiastes