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Dr. David Shepherd
Associate Professor, School of Religion

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

David Shepherd, Forever Guiltless? King David and the Problem of Innocent Blood, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020 Book, 2020

David Shepherd, Jan Joosten, Michaël van der Meer (co-editors), Septuagint, Targum and Beyond: Comparing Aramaic and Greek Versions from Jewish Antiquity , Leiden, Brill, 2020 Book, 2020 DOI

Knowing Abner in, editor(s)Keith Bodner and Benjamin J.M. Johnson , Characters and Characterization in the Book of Samuel, London, Bloomsbury Academic (T&T Clark), 2020, pp205 - 225, [David J. Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2020

David J. Shepherd and Nicholas E. Johnson, Bertolt Brecht and the David Fragments (1919-1921): An Interdisciplinary Study, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, 1 - 224pp Book, 2020 URL

'Targumim', L. Stuckenbruck and D. Gurtner, T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism , London, T & T Clark/Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2019

Nicholas Johnson and David Shepherd, The David Fragments in Performance, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht Jahrbuch, 44, 2019, p61 - 80 Journal Article, 2019 Other URL

'11Q10 / 4Q157', L. Stuckenbruck and D. Gurtner, T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism , London, T & T Clark/Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2019

'4Q156', T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism , London, T & T Clark/Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2019

'See God and Die? Job's Final Words (42:6) according to His First Aramaic and Greek Interpreters' in, editor(s)David Shepherd, Jan Joosten, Michaël van der Meer , Septuagint, Targum and Beyond: Comparing Aramaic and Greek Versions from Jewish Antiquity, Leiden, Brill, 2019, pp228 - 248, [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2019

''Blessed Are the Peacemakers': The Deployment of Jesus in American and German Cinema During and After the First World War' in, editor(s)Richard Walsh , T & T Clark Companion to the Bible and Film, London, T & T Clark/Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2018

David Shepherd and Christopher J.H. Wright, Ezra & Nehemiah, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2018 Book, 2018

Biblical Interpretation, 26, 4-5, (2018), 435-551p, David Shepherd and Tchavdar S. Hadjiev, [eds.] Journal, 2018

David Shepherd, 'Ruth in the days of the Judges: Women, Foreignness and Violence', Biblical Interpretation, 26, (4-5), 2018, p528 - 543 Journal Article, 2018

'Aramaic Job (11Q10 and 4Q157)', G. Brooke and Charlotte Hempel, T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, London, T & T Clark/Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, pp259-260 , [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2018

'Seeing is Believing: Aronofsky's Noah (2014) and Cinematic Spectacle' in, editor(s)R. Burnette-Bletsch and J. Morgan , Noah as Antihero, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2017, pp84-101 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2017

David Shepherd and Nicholas Johnson, 'The David Fragments - After Bertholt Brecht', Beckett Theatre - Dublin; Greenwood Theatre - London, 2017, - Theatre Production, 2017

'David's Anger was Greatly Kindled: Melodrama, The Silent Cinema and the Books of Samuel' in, editor(s)C. Van der Stichele and L. Copier , Close Encounters between Bible and Film: An Interdisciplinary Engagement, Atlanta, Society of Biblical Literature, 2016, pp127-153 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2016

'Targum of Job', Armin Lange, The Textual History of the Bible , 2nd ed., 1C, Leiden, Brill, 2016, [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2016

'Qumran Aramaic Version of Job', Armin Lange, The Textual History of the Bible , 2nd ed., 1C, Leiden, Brill, 2016, [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2016

David Shepherd (ed.), The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927), New York, Routledge, 2016, 1-292pp Book, 2016

'La naissance, vie et passion du Christ (Gaumont, 1906): The Gospel according to Alice Guy' in, editor(s)David Shepherd , The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927), New York, Routledge, 2016, pp60-77 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2016

David Shepherd, 'See this great sight: Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and the Evolution of Biblical Spectacle in the Cinema', Biblical Reception, 4, 2016, p75-90 Journal Article, 2016

David Shepherd, ''Noah's Beasts Were the Stars': Arthur Melbourne Cooper's Noah's Ark (1909)', Journal of Religion and Film , 20, (1), 2016 Journal Article, 2016

David Shepherd, 'Visible Violence: Numbers 25 and the Atonement of Phinehas', Judaïsme ancien / Ancient Judaism, 4 , 2016, p123-137 Journal Article, 2016

'The Bible on Silent Film' in, editor(s)Rhonda Burnette Bletsch , The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2016, pp139-159 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2016

'Final Reflections' in, editor(s)David Shepherd , The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927), New York, Routledge, 2016, pp271-280 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2016

Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Sage, [eds.], 2015-2019 Editorial Board, 2015

'When Brian Met Moses: Life of Brian (1979), Wholly Moses (1980) and the 'Failure' of Biblical Parody' in, editor(s)Joan Taylor , Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python's Life of Brian, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015, pp43-54 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2015

'Louis Feuillade'; 'Gene Gauntier', 'The Golden Calf', H.-J. Klauck et al., Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, 1st, 9, Berlin, De Gruyter, 2014, - - [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2014

David Shepherd, 'When he comes, will he build it? Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan , Aramaic Studies, 12, 2014, p89 - 107 Journal Article, 2014

David J. Shepherd, The Bible on Silent Film: Spectacle, Story and Scripture in the Early Cinema, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013 Book, 2013

'Is the governor also among the prophets? Parsing the purposes of Jeremiah in the memory of Nehemiah' in, editor(s)M. Boda and L. Wray-Beal , Prophets and Prophecy in Ancient Israelite Historiography, Grand Rapids, Eisenbrauns, 2013, pp209-228 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2013

'The Life of Moses (1909-1910)' in, editor(s)Adele Reinhartz , Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films, New York, Routledge, 2013, pp182-186 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2013

'An Orgy Sunday-School Children Can Watch'?: The Seduction of Spectacle and the Spectacle of Seduction in DeMille's Ten Commandments (1923)' in, editor(s)Maria Wyke and Michelakis Pantelis , The Ancient World in the Silent Cinema, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp262-74 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2013

'Re-solving the Son of Man 'Problem' in Aramaic' in, editor(s)L. Hurtado and P. Owen , Who is this 'Son of Man'? The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus, New York, T & T Clark International, 2011, pp50-60 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2011

David Shepherd, ''Do you love me?' A narrative-critical reappraisal of agapao and phileo in John 21:15-17', Journal of Biblical Literature, 129 , (4 ), 2010, p777 - 792 Journal Article, 2010

David Shepherd, 'What's in a name? Targum and Taxonomy in the Caves of Qumran', Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, 17, (3), 2008, p189-206 Journal Article, 2008

David Shepherd, ''Strike his bone and his flesh': Reading Job 2 from the Beginning', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 33 , (1), 2008, p81-97 Journal Article, 2008

'Prolonging The Life of Moses: Spectacle and Story in the Early Cinema' in, editor(s)David Shepherd , Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond, Atlanta, Society of Biblical Literature, 2008, pp11-38 , [David Shepherd] Book Chapter, 2008

David Shepherd (ed.), Images of the Word: Hollywood's Bible and Beyond, Atlanta, Society of Biblical Literature, 2008, vii-227pp Book, 2008

'Peshitta (NT)', 'Peshitta (OT)', '11QarJob' and '4QarLev', J. Neusner, A. Avery-Peck, , Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity: Pagan, Judaic, Christian , Leiden, Brill, 2007, pp190, 212, 338-340 , [David Shepherd] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2007

David Shepherd, 'Rendering Flesh and Bones: Pair Reversal and the Peshitta of Job 2:5', Aramaic Studies, 3, (2), 2005, p205-13 Journal Article, 2005

David Shepherd, 'From Gospel to Gibson: An Interview with the Writers behind Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ', Religion and the Arts , 9 , (3-4), 2005, p321-31 Journal Article, 2005

David Shepherd, 'Prophetaphobia: Fear and False Prophecy in Nehemiah 6', Vetus Testamentum, 55, (2), 2005, p232-250 Journal Article, 2005

David Shepherd, Targum and Translation: A Reconsideration of the Qumran Aramaic version of Job, Assen, Van Gorcum, 2004 Book, 2004

David Shepherd, 'Speaking up for Qumran, Dalman, and the Son of Man: Was Bar Enasha a Common Term for 'Man' in the Time of Jesus?, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 81, 2001, p81-122 Journal Article, 2001

David Shepherd, 'Violence in the Fields? Translating, Reading and Revising in Ruth 2', Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 63, (3), 2001, p444-65 Journal Article, 2001

David Shepherd, 'MN QDM: Deferential treatment in the Aramaic of Daniel and 11QarJob?', Vetus Testamentum, 50, (3), 2000, p401-404 Journal Article, 2000

David Shepherd, 'Will the Real Targum Please Stand Up? Translation and Coordination in the Ancient Aramaic Versions of Job', Journal of Jewish Studies, 51, (1), 2000, p88-116 Journal Article, 2000

David Shepherd, 'Translating and Supplementing: A(nother) look at the Targumic Versions of Genesis 4:3-16', Journal for the Aramaic Bible (now Aramaic Studies), 1, 1999, p125-46 Journal Article, 1999

David Shepherd, 'Before Bomberg: The Case of the Targum of Job in the Rabbinic Bible and the Solger Codex', Biblica, 79, (3), 1998, p360-75 Journal Article, 1998

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

David Shepherd, Put him to death for the life of his brother: the peculiar death of Absalom and the problem of bloodguilt, Faculty of Divinity Research Seminar, University of Glasgow, October 10, 2019, Department of Theology and Religious Studies Invited Talk, 2019

David J. Shepherd, Put him to death for the life of his brother: the peculiar death of Absalom and the problem of bloodguilt, Biblical Studies Research Seminar, New College, University of Edinburgh, October 11, 2019, Faculty of Divinity Invited Talk, 2019

David Shepherd, Review of The Last King(s) of Judah: Zedekiah and Sedekias in Hebrew and Old Greek Versions of Jeremiah 37(44):1-40(47):6, by Shelley Birdsong , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 42, (5), 2018, p53 Review, 2018

David Shepherd, Review of The Proselyte and the Prophet Character Development in Targum Ruth, by Christian Brady , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 41, (5), 2018, p53 Review, 2018

David Shepherd, What's 'Targumic' about an Apocryphon: Reflections on 1Q20 as an Aramaic Version, Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Denver, Nov 18, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

David Shepherd, Review of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader and Handbook, by Donald Vance, George Athas, Yael Avrahami and Jonathan Kline , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 42, (5), 2018, p260 Review, 2018

David Shepherd, Review of David's Capacity for Compassion: A Literary-Hermeneutical Study of 1-2 Samuel, by Barbara Green , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 42, (5), 2018, p136-137 Review, 2018

David Shepherd, Down to the Bare Bones: Saul, David and the Problem of Bloodguilt in 2 Sam 21:1-14, Doktorandenkolloquium, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, April 20, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

David Shepherd, Review of Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: An Introduction to its Method and Practice, by Izaak De Hulster, Brent Strawn and Ryan Bonfiglio , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 42, (5), 2018, p13-14 Review, 2018

David Shepherd, 'Put him to death for the life of his brother': the problem of bloodguilt and the peculiar death of Absalom, Joint-Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study, OTW and OTTSA, University of Groningen, Aug 23, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

David Shepherd, The trespass of a servant: finding forgiveness in 1 Sam 25? , Remember their sins on more? Forgiveness and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Dublin, May 11-12, 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

David Shepherd, Re-assessing Rizpah: Gibeonite blood and Saulide bones in 2 Sam 21:1-14, Senior Research Seminar, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, February 21, 2018 Invited Talk, 2018

David Shepherd, Review of Dictionary of Qumran Aramaic, by Edward Cook , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 41, (5), 2017, p190 Review, 2017

David Shepherd, Review of The Transmission of Targum Jonathan in the West: A Study of Italian and Ashkenazi Manuscripts of the Targum to Samuel, by Hector Patmore , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 41, (5), 2017, p52 Review, 2017

David Shepherd, 'He's got a big mouth': Bertolt Brecht's play-fragments of David (1920-21), Seminar on the Bible in Art, Music and Literature, Trinity College, University of Oxford, May 15, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

David Shepherd, Review of Figures de Moïse, by Denise Aigle and Francoise Briquel Chatonnet , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 41, (5), 2017, p101-102 Review, 2017

David Shepherd, Blessed are the Peacemakers: the deployment of Jesus in American and German cinema during and after WWI, Religion and Theology Research Seminar, University of Nottingham, Nov 1, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

David Shepherd, Review of Job's Journey: Stations of Suffering, by Manfred Oeming and Konrad Schmid , Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 17, 2017 Review, 2017

David Shepherd, 'Naturally religious': Jesus and his women in Alice Guy's La Vie du Christ (Gaumont, 1906), Theology Dinner, Worcester College, University of Oxford, May 16, 2017 Invited Talk, 2017

David Shepherd, Down to the Bare Bones: Saul, David and the Problem of Bloodguilt in 2 Sam 21:1-14 , Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Boston, November 21, 2017, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017

David Shepherd, 'See God and die' The last words of Job (42:6) according to his first interpreters, Joint meeting of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies and the International Organisation for Targum Studies , University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, September 4-9, 2016 Conference Paper, 2016

David Shepherd, Review of Not 'Who Is on the Lord's Side?' but 'Whose Side Is the Lord On?: Contesting Claims and Divine Inscrutability in 2 Samuel 16:5-14, by Timothy Simpson , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 40, (5), 2016, p139-140 Review, 2016

David Shepherd, Review of Iconography of Printed Bibles 1475-1900: Images from Bereshit I, by Fabio Mora , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 40, (5), 2016, p136 Review, 2016

David Shepherd, How (not) to lead? Ezra-Nehemiah and Weber's analysis of authority, Old Testament Research Colloquium, Princeton Theological Seminary, November 16, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

David Shepherd, Review of The Translation and Translator of the Peshitta of Hosea, by Eric Tully , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 40, (5), 2016, p58 Review, 2016

David Shepherd, Kings who kill: the problem of bloodguilt in Judges 9, Religious Studies Research Seminar, University of Lausanne, Mar 2, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

David Shepherd, Review of Historical Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew: Steps Toward an Integrated Approach, by Robert Rezetko and Ian Young , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 40, (5), 2016, p214-215 Review, 2016

David Shepherd, David's Anger Was Greatly Kindled: Melodrama, Silent Cinema and the Books of Samuel, Research Seminar, Theology and Religious Studies Department, University of Chester, Apr 27, 2016 Invited Talk, 2016

David Shepherd, Review of The Courtier and the Governor: Transformations of Genre in the Nehemiah Memoir, by Sean Burt , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 39, (5), 2015, p99-100 Review, 2015

David Shepherd, Review of 2 Samuel, by Craig Morrison , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 39, (5), 2015, p71-72 Review, 2015

David Shepherd, Review of The Targums in the Light of Traditions of the Second Temple Period, by Thierry Legrand and Jan Joosten , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 39, (5), 2015, p171 Review, 2015

David Shepherd, Review of Cain and Abel in text and tradition: Jewish and Christian interpretations of the first sibling rivalry, by John Byron , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 39, (5), 2015, p157 Review, 2015

David Shepherd, Review of Reconciling violence and kingship: a study of Judges and 1 Samuel, by Marty Alan Michelson , Vetus Testamentum, 65, (2), 2015, p329 Review, 2015

David Shepherd, Toying with the Ark: Melbourne Cooper's Deluvian Dream and the Beginning of Biblical Animation, Religion and Film Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, May 21-24, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

David Shepherd, Where did Naboth the Jezreelite die? New light on an old mystery, Biblical Studies Research Seminar, New College, University of Edinburgh, Mar 7, 2014 Invited Talk, 2014

David Shepherd, Review of Legitimacy, illegitimacy, and the right to rule: windows on Abimelech's rise and demise in Judges 9, by Gordon Oeste , Vetus Testamentum, 64, (2), 2014, p349 Review, 2014

David Shepherd, Review of Ezra, Nehemiah, by Thomas Bolin , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 38, (5), 2014, p105-106 Review, 2014

David Shepherd, Review of Jeremiah: a commentary based on Ieremias in Codex Vaticanus, by Georg Walser , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 38, (5), 2014, p58 Review, 2014

David Shepherd, Review of The surprising election and confirmation of King David, by John Randall Short , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 38, (5), 2014, p79 Review, 2014

David Shepherd, What's in a name? Targum and Taxonomy in the Caves of Qumran , Seminar for the Study of Judaism in Late Antiquity, Faculty of Theology, University of Durham, May, 2013 Invited Talk, 2013

David Shepherd, If he comes, he will build it: Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan, Congress of the International Organisation for Targum Studies , Munich, Aug, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013

David Shepherd, 'The Sword Shall Never Depart...': Blood, Guilt and the House of David , Society for Old Testament Study, Summer Meeting, Manchester, July 17, 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

David Shepherd, Review of Joshua, by J Gordon McConville and Stephen N. Williams , Vetus Testamentum, 62, (3), 2012, p465-466 Review, 2012

David Shepherd, Review of The fate of Saul's progeny in the reign of David, by Cephas Tushima , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 36, (5), 2012, p98-99 Review, 2012

David Shepherd, Review of Was 1 Esdras first?; an investigation into the priority and nature of 1 Esdras, by Lisbeth Fried , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 36, (5), 2012, p183-184 Review, 2012

David Shepherd, Review of The Targums: A Critical Introduction, by Bruce Chilton and Paul Flesher , Review of Biblical Literature, 2012 Review, 2012

David Shepherd, 'An Orgy Sunday-School Children Can Watch'?: The Seduction of Spectacle and the Spectacle of Seduction in DeMille's Ten Commandments (1923), Transformations of Antiquity Symposium, Humboldt University, Berlin, March 18, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

David Shepherd, Is the governor also among the prophets? Parsing the purposes of Jeremiah in the memory of Nehemiah, Joint seminar of the Faculty of Divinity and CAMES, University of Cambridge, February 9, 2011 Invited Talk, 2011

David Shepherd, Review of Jonah: a theological exposition of sacred scripture, by Robert Reed Lessing , Vetus Testamentum, 60, (1), 2010, p159 Review, 2010

David, Can Anything Targumic Come from Qumran? Revisiting Klaus Beyer's 'Targums' of Tobit and Isaiah, Congress of the International Organisation for Targum Studies , Helsinki, August, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

David Shepherd, Review of Biblical Interpretation: an integrated approach, by W. Randolph Tate , Vetus Testamentum, 60, (2), 2010, p301-302 Review, 2010

David Shepherd, 'Do you love me?': John 21:15-17 in its narrative context, Irish Biblical Association, Autumn Meeting, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth., October 13, 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

David Shepherd, Review of The nature of biblical criticism, by John Barton , Vetus Testamentum, 59, (1), 2009, p159-160 Review, 2009

David Shepherd, Seeking Sabbath: A Personal Journey, Oxford, BRF, 2007 Book, 2007

David Shepherd, Review of Why hidest thy face: Job in traditions and literature, by Michael Caspi , Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 31, (5), 2007, p105-106 Review, 2007

David Shepherd, Children at Risk: Exodus and Anxiety in the Early French Cinema, Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Nov 20-23, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

David Shepherd, Prophetaphobia: Fear and False Prophecy in Nehemiah 6 , Biblical Studies Research Seminar, New College, University of Edinburgh, June, 2003 Invited Talk, 2003

David Shepherd, Review of Prophets and proverbs: more studies in Old Testament poetry and biblical religion, by Anthony Ceresko , Studies in Religion, 32, (4), 2003, p515-516 Review, 2003

Research Expertise

Description

My research is focused in three relatively distinct streams within biblical studies: My recent and current work on the Jewish translation of the Bible in antiquity builds on my monograph in which I argue that the Aramaic version of Job found amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls is quite distinctive from other ancient Jewish translations. Recent articles and the doctoral work I supervise seek to extend my analysis to other Aramaic translations amongst the DSS and I am currently editing a volume whose papers collectively further my argument for including both Greek and Aramaic translations in a larger research project exploring the genesis and development of Bible translation in antiquity. Prompted by the perennial importance of leadership in society, my recent work on the Hebrew Bible in its ancient context focuses on the representation of leaders and leadership and specifically the post-exilic figures of Ezra and Nehemiah (see 'PR Publications' for articles and recently published book). The interface of ethics and leadership visible in this work appears in a more fully-fledged form in my current work on King David and Bloodguilt (forthcoming, OUP) which will be followed by a wider project (2021-22) considering the dynamics of kingship and violence in antiquity more generally. Finally, my work on the Bible in the Arts of the 19th and early 20th centuries which began with my monograph (CUP, 2013) and edited collection (Routledge, 2016) on the Bible and Silent film and was extended to include the Bible and theatre (play and forthcoming book with Nick Johnson, TCD) is now being extended further to include the Bible and stained glass (AHSSBF grant recently awarded and IRC New Foundations Grant recently submitted). The larger project for which funding will be sought through an IRC Laureate or ERC Advanced grant is 'The Bible and Artistic Modernism'.

Projects

  • Title
    • Rediscovering Ancient Hebrew Imagery in Irish Stained Glass
  • Summary
    • The project's overall aims are to discover how the legacy of the ancient Jewish Scriptures (e.g.characters like Moses, David, Ruth etc) has been preserved in the stained glass of church buildings and to build capacity within local communities for nurturing an appreciation of their ancient Jewish/Hebrew heritage. Building on recently completed cataloguing, this project proposes to analyze the interpretation of ancient Hebrew traditions in the glass of various parishes and its local use within the united dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough (CoI), and to facilitate new knowledge transfer and capacity building by means of one-to-one training, seminars and public and published outputs.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irish Research Council
  • Date From
    • April 1
  • Date To
    • January 31
  • Title
    • 'The 'Silents' of Jesus: Representations of the life and passion of the Christ in the early Cinema'
  • Summary
    • A collaborative project involving a symposium held in Vienna, Austria and culminating in a publication (The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema [1897-1927]) published by Routledge in 2016.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Dublin
  • Date From
    • February 2014
  • Date To
    • February 2016

Keywords

Ancient bible translation; Aramaic Studies; Bible and Popular Culture; Bible and the Moving Image; Critical theory and Theology; Deuteronomistic History; Early Israelite history and religion; Ezra-Nehemiah; Jewish studies; Judges; Wisdom Literature

Recognition

Representations

Co-editor, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (one of the two leading journals in my discipline) 2016 -

Vice-President, International Organization for Targum Studies 2018 -

Secretary, Society for Old Testament Study (UK and Ireland) 2015 -

Co-Chair, Bible and Visual Culture programme unit of the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 2016 -

Vice-President, Irish Biblical Association 2015 - 2018

Committee Member, International Organisation for Targum Studies 2013 - 2018

Co-Chair, The Bible and the Moving Image programme unit, International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature 2011 - 2015

External Examiner, Durham University, PG programmes (biblical studies) 2016 - 2019

External Examiner, University of Sheffield, UG programme (biblical studies) 2011 - 2015

PhD Examiner, Manchester University 2015

PhD Examiner, University of Aberdeen 2014

Member, Editorial Board, Journal for the Study of Pseudepigrapha 2015 -

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 2018

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) 2012

Memberships

Member, Society of Biblical Literature 1998 – present

Member, Society for Old Testament Study 2000 – present

Member, Irish Biblical Association 2005 – present

Member, International Organization for Targum Studies 1998 – present