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Dr Marieke Dhont

Dr Marieke Dhont

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

College Research Associate, St John's College


Marieke Dhont obtained Master's degrees in Classics and Cultural Studies at the KU Leuven. She then completed a joint doctorate in Theology at the Université catholique de Louvain and in Religious Studies at the KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2016 with a dissertation on the Old Greek text of Job. After a visiting fellowship at St John's College in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) in 2016-2017, Marieke worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Lorraine (France). She currently holds a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

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). 




  • Hellenism and Judaism (D2d)
  • Advanced Hebrew (C1a)


  • Hebrew (A1a, B1a, C1a)
  • The Shaping of Jewish Identity (B3)
  • David: Israel's Greatest Hero? (A2)


  • Early Judaism


Key Publications


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

Journal articles:

M. Dhont, “Towards a Comprehensive Explanation for the Linguistic Diversity within the Septuagint Corpus,” Vetus Testamentum (accepted).

M. Dhont, “Dissertation Abstract: The Language and Style of Old Greek Job in Context,” Journal for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 49 (2016) 117.

M. Dhont, “Stylistic Features in OG Job: An Example, Job 5:6-7,” Journal for Northwest Semitic Languages 42/2 (2016) 51-60.

M. Dhont and E. Tigchelaar, “Notes on Readings of Three 4Q200 (4QTobite) Fragments,” Revue de Qumrân 103 (2014) 447-452.

M. Dhont, “The Word Δίαιτα in the LXX,” Journal for Septuagint and Cognate Studies 47 (2014) 48-58.

M. Dhont, “A New Look at the LXX Rendering of Job 20,25,” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 126/1 (2014) 111-116.

Book chapters:

M. Dhont, “The Cultural Outlook of Old Greek Job: A Reassessment of the Notion of Hellenization,” in: S. Kreuzer et al. (eds.), Die Septuaginta: Geschichte – Wirkung – Relevanz. 6. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 21.–24. Juli 2016 (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming).

M. Dhont, “Why is God not an ἄρχων in the LXX?” in: E. Bons, P. Pouchelle, and D. Scabbiala (eds.), The Vocabulary of the Septuagint and its Hellenistic Background (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming).

J.-S. Rey & M. Dhont, “Scribal Practices in Ben Sira Manuscript B: Codicological Reconstruction and Material Typology of Marginal Readings,” in: J.K. Aitken, S. Reif, and R. Egger-Wenzel (eds.), Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira’s Hebrew Text, 1896–2016 (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies; Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming).

M. Dhont, “La Septante de Job: Une transition théologique de l’hébreu au grec?” in: D. du Val d’éprémesnil et al. (eds.), Les transitions de vie: Théologie positive, spéculative et pratique (études de théologie et d’éthique 13; Zürich: Lit Verlag, 2017), 65-74.

M. Dhont, “Double Translations in OG Job,” in: S. Kreuzer et al. (eds.), Die Septuaginta: Orte und Intentionen. 5. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 24.–27. Juli 2014 (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 361; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), 475-490.

M. Dhont, “Literary Features in the First Cycle of Speeches in LXX Job,” in: W. Kraus, M. Meiser, and M. van der Meer (eds.), XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Munich 2013 (Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies 64; Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 2016), 357-374.


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