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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.


Alison Salvesen (OCHJS)

In Hilary Term 2023, The Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament Seminar 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.

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Schedule for Hilary Term 2023
Week 1

1st Week, 16 January 2023

no seminar session this week

Week 2

2nd Week, 23 January 2023

Alison Salvesen (OCHJS)

The Significance of the Septuagint and later Jewish Greek versions for Biblical Studies

Week 3

3rd Week, 30 January 2023

no seminar session this week

Week 4

4th Week, 6 February 2023

Michael Graves (Wheaton College)

The Significance of the Latin Bible for Biblical Studies

Week 5

5th Week, 13 February 2023

no seminar session this week

Week 6

6th Week, 20 February 2023

Sébastien Morlet (Sorbonne, Paris IV)

First Grinfield Lecture on the Septuagint, 2022–2024: The linguistic plurality of the Bible: Jewish views



Week 7

7th Week, 27 February 2023

no seminar session this week

Week 8

8th Week, 6 March 2023

Ignacio Carbajosa (San Damaso/Campion Hall)

From Manuscripts to Critical Editions: the struggle to make Peshitta useful for textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible

Seminars in Previous Academic Years

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Download the schedule for 2020-21
Download the schedule for 2019-20
Download the schedule for 2018-19
Download the schedule for 2017-18