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Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Seminar

This seminar, co-sponsored by the Faculty of Theology and Religion, is the flagship seminar of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament subject area in Oxford. The seminar covers all areas of the field with particular attention to innovative research, interdisciplinarity, philological study, and methodological reflection. Presenters include leading researchers in Oxford, collaborators from other UK universities, and major international scholars. Some terms are themed and focus on particular topics.


Dr. Dorota Molin (Oriel), Dr. Cian Power (Oriel), Dr. Harald Samuel (Mansfield)

In Michaelmas Term 2022, The Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament Seminars will run on Mondays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.

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

Schedule for Michaelmas Term 2022
Week 1

10 October 2022

Induction: Oriel College, Harris Lecture Theatre at 11:30–1:00

Week 2

17 October 2022

Göran Eidevall (Uppsala)

“Ephraim” as a key to the textual universe of Hosea 4–14

Week 3

24 October 2022

Cian Power (Oriel)

Tearing the Kingdom from the King: QR‘ and a Metaphor for Forfeiting Royal Authority in Samuel–Kings

Week 4

31 October 2022

Dorota Molin (Oriel)

Engaging with the Bible written, re-written and oral in pre-Masoretic Babylonia: philological evidence from the Incantation Bowls

Week 5

07 November 2022

Benjamin Suchard (Leuven)

Resolving conflicts between the ktiv and qre dialects in Biblical Aramaic

Week 6

14 November 2022

Harald Samuel (Mansfield)

What a difference a nun makes: Morphosyntax between Diachrony and Register


Week 7

no session due to SBL Annual Meeting

Week 8

28 November 2022

Holger Gzella (Munich)

Yiqtol as a Preterite in Job: An Unsolved Problem?

PDF Download of Michaelmas Term 2022 Schedule

Seminars in Previous Academic Years

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