Christine Rosa de Freitas is a second-year MPhil student at Oriel College under the supervision of Professor Hindy Najman. She graduated with a BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Nyack College, USA and did an MA in Bible and the Ancient Near East at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Christine’s thesis investigates how concepts of perfection embedded in the Torah shape perspectives of the “Self” in the Bible and other Second Temple Jewish texts. She was awarded the 2023 Hall-Houghton Septuagint Prize for outstanding work on the Septuagint for her first-year MPhil examinations.
Research interests: textual authority; storytelling in the Greek versions of Esther; personhood