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Ms Matilda (Tilly) Chapman


Tilly Chapman is a first-year MSt student at Balliol College. Tilly received her undergraduate degree in Classics and Theology at the University of Exeter, and then completed the MSt in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature. 

Tilly’s research centres on exploring the tensions that occur between diverse linguistic and cultural nuances in biblical texts and versions. This year, her research delves into ‘mapping’ the concept of incest across the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint, and Iuxta Hebraeos. Her thesis consists of a comparitive linguistic analysis, priving thre translations of taboo elements in each text and examining cultural variations in defining ‘incest’ across literary and cultural contexts.

Research interests: philology; Septuagint; biblical variants