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Early Biblical Interpretation Seminar

The Early Biblical Interpretation seminar series runs throughout the academic year and is focused on the study of texts and considers the vitality of biblical texts, traditions, and themes across the ancient world. In this seminar, one might hear research on the theme of wisdom in Greek tragedy, prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls, biblical and classical commentaries, or rabbinic reading strategies.

The Bodleian’s incredible collection of Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek manuscripts are an integral part of this seminar and we regularly organise group visits to the Weston Library.

Convener: Dr. Phillip Lasater (Worcester)

In Hilary Term 2023, the Early Biblical Interpretation seminars will run on Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Consult at the Oriel College porter’s lodge for the 4-digit passcode to enter the Harris Seminar Room.

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Schedule for Hilary Term 2023
Week 1


Week 2


Week 3

3rd Week (2 February 2023)

  • Annie Calderbank

“‘Holy to you for the Lord’: Reflections on the Relationality of

  • Herald Gandi

“Patterns of Allusive Poetry in Jonah’s Psalm”

Week 4


Week 5


Week 6

6th Week (23 February 2023)

  • Simone Landman

“Views of God in the Song of Moses”

  • Jiani Sun

“The Making of an Autobiography in Wisdom of Solomon 7–9”

Week 7


Week 8


Seminars in Previous Academic Years

Download the schedule for 2022-23
Download the schedule for 2021-22
Download the schedule for 2020-21
Download the schedule for 2019-20
Download the schedule for 2018-19
Download the schedule for 2017-18