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Hermeneutic Interventions

Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd December 2019 Oriel College, University Oxford Organizers: Hindy Najman (Oriel); Daniel Weidner (ZFL); Adriana X. Jacobs (St. Cross); Yael Fisch (Oriel); Rebekah Van Sant-Clark (Oriel) Is a common reading possible across languages, cultures, and disciplines? Under what terms may texts be compared and shared while […]


Part-time Instructor in Biblical Hebrew

Faculty of Theology and Religion and Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford Grade 6, £28,660 – £34,189 with a discretionary range to £37,345 p.a. (pro rata) The Faculty of Theology and Religion and the Faculty of Oriental Studies seek to appoint an Instructor in Biblical Hebrew to commence in October 2019. […]


Protestant Bible Scholarship: Antisemitism, Philosemitism, and Anti-Judaism (26-27 May 2019, Oxford)

This conference brings prominent biblical scholars and scholars of Judaism together for a conversation about the foundations of our fields. We want to generate a discussion of how a biased understanding of Judaism became integral to the discipline. This conversation is about understanding, healing and changing that discussion through critical thinking and ethical reading. The conference will take […]


Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School

The Oxford Biblical Hebrew Summer School will take place at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies from September 2-13, 2019. The cost of the school is £300 per student for 30 hours of language instruction. Application forms may be downloaded from the Centre’s website: www.ochjs.ac.uk; Closing date: Monday […]


Report of the Joint Meeting 2018

Violence in the Hebrew Bible: Between Text and Reception 22–24 August 2018, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Court Room Het Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en BelgiëThe Society for Old Testament Study (United Kingdom)Die Ou-Testamentische Werkgemeenskap van Suid Afrika For a pdf of the report see […]


Lament, Reading and Therapy

Joint KCL/Oxford workshop 5 November 2018 Oriel College, Oxford This workshop considers the composition, performance, and repetition of texts of lament, loss and healing. We understand the writing and reading of these lament traditions to be the work of therapy. Presentations will explore how interpretive communities – collective and individual – internalise, interpret […]


Joint Meeting with OTW

David Shepherd writes about the upcoming joint meeting of OTW and SOTS:   As most of you know, the Society has a longstanding tradition of holding joint meetings with our Dutch-speaking colleagues from the Netherlands and Belgium (and occasionally South Africa). This year the joint meeting will be held at the […]