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Old Testament specialists

People specializing in this area

University Teaching Officers

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

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 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 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
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

Bruno John Clifton, OP

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

Olga Fabrikant-Burke

False Prophecy as a Scribal Construct in the Book of Jeremiah

Sophia Johnson

MPhil student in Old Testament

Arthur Keefer

The Didactic Function of Proverbs 1–9 for the Interpretation of Proverbs 10-31

Ronja Koch

MPhil student in Old Testament

Srecko Koralija

PhD research topic: 'Lexemes and Inner-Syriac developments in the Peshitta of Genesis'

Wing Kwan Lau

The Exegetical Practice of Interpreting Mosaic Law in the Book of Ezra-Nehemiah as an Agent of Identity Formation

Nathan Lemaster

Homonymy and Polysemy in Biblical Hebrew Lexicography

Simon McGuire

The argument in heaven: Unmerited and excessive suffering in the book of Job

Rosalie Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Putting Tamar in her Place

Diana Paulding

MPhil student in Old Testament

William A. Ross

Septuagint Lexicography and Language Change in Greek Judges

Kathelijne Steens

MPhil student in Old Testament

Belinda Ching Sueng Tan

Song, Story, and  Sovereignty: A Study of Dual Causation in Biblical Narrative and its Implication for Environmental Ethics

Robert Walker

MPhil student in Old Testament

Luke Wisley

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