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Dr Marieke Dhont

Dr Marieke Dhont

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

College Research Associate, St John's College

Center for Hellenic Studies Fellow, Harvard University


Biography:

Marieke Dhont obtained Master's degrees in Classics and Cultural Studies at the KU Leuven in Belgium. She then completed a joint doctorate in Theology at the UC Louvain and in Religious Studies at the KU Leuven in 2016 with a dissertation on the Old Greek text of Job. Marieke worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Université de Lorraine in France, before taking up a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cambridge in 2018. For 2020-21, she also holds a Center for Hellenic Studies Fellowship at Harvard.

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). 

 

Research Supervision

MPhil supervision, Hebrew Bible

Teaching

Lectures:

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

Supervisions:

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

Keywords

  • Early Judaism

Collaborators

Key Publications

Monographs:

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

Journal articles:

M. Dhont, “Jewish Poets, Greek Poetry: Literary Traditions in Hellenistic Jewish Poetry,” Biblische Notizen (forthcoming).

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.

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 Old Testament: Texts and Versions,” in: K. Dell (eds.), The Biblical World. 2nd ed. (Routledge Worlds; London: Routledge, forthcoming).

M. Dhont, “The Septuagint: 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, forthcoming).

M. Dhont, “Why is God not Designated as 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, 2019), 56-71.

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, 2019), 97-123.

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.

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