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Faculty of Divinity

Septuagint and Jewish-Greek literature
Second Temple Judaism
Hebrew and Greek Linguistics


Marieke Dhont is an affiliated lecturer at the Faculty of Divinity and a teaching associate for the Cambridge Foundation Year.

She obtained Master's degrees in Classics and Cultural Studies from KU Leuven (Belgium) and a joint doctorate in Theology at the UC Louvain and in Religious Studies at the KU Leuven in 2016 with a dissertation on the Septuagint of Job. Her dissertation was published as Style and Context of Old Greek Job (Brill, 2018). Marieke has held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of Cambridge, 2018-21) and a Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship (Harvard University, 2021-22), and is currently a FWF Esprit Postdoctoral Fellow (Paris Lodron University Salzburg, 2022-27). She is working on a project on Jewish-Greek literature.


Her main areas of interest are Hellenistic Judaism, the Hebrew Bible in the Hellenistic period, and Jewish-Greek literature. She engages sociolinguistics and contemporary theories of culture, literature, and translation. Her first monograph, entitled Style and Context of Old Greek Job, appeared with Brill in 2018 (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 183). 



Key publications: 


M. Dhont, Style and Context of Old Greek Job (JSJSupp 183; Leiden: Brill, 2018).

Edited volumes:

S. Adams and M. Dhont (eds), T&T Clark Handbook to Hellenistic Jewish Literature in Greek (London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming)/

Journal articles:

M. Dhont, “Multicausality in Septuagint Studies,” Journal for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 54 (2021).

M. Dhont, “Jewish Poets, Greek Poetry: Literary Traditions in Hellenistic Jewish Poetry,” Biblische Notizen 189 (2021) 65-86.

M. Dhont, “Greek Education and Cultural Identity in Greek-Speaking Judaism: The Jewish-Greek Historiographers,” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 29 (2020): 217–228.

M. Dhont, “Towards a Comprehensive Explanation for the Stylistic Diversity within the Septuagint Corpus,” Vetus Testamentum 69 (2019): 388-407.

Book chapters:

M. Dhont, “The Old Testament: Texts and Versions,” in: K. Dell (eds.), The Biblical World. 2nd ed. (Routledge Worlds; London: Routledge, 2021), 314-331.

M. Dhont, “Translation Technique and Hellenistic Jewish Exegesis and Theology,” in: E. Glenny and W. Ross (eds.), Handbook for Septuagint Research (Bloomsbury Companions; Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2021), 21-33.

Teaching and Supervisions



  • Elementary New Testament Greek
  • Hellenism and Judaism
  • MPhil Seminar: Significance of the Septuagint


  • Hebrew and Greek language papers
  • Hellenism and Judaism
  • Undergraduate and MPhil dissertations
Research supervision: 

Undergraduate supervision, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

MPhil supervision, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Other Professional Activities

Book reviews editor for the Journal of Septuagint and Cognate Studies

Advisory board of Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Peeters)

Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity
Teaching Associate, Cambridge Foundation Year
Bye-Fellow, Girton College
FWF Esprit Postdoctoral Researcher, Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria (2022-2027)
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-2021)
Dr Marieke  Dhont
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