Research interests

The Centre provides a forum for a wide range of research related to Biblical Studies. This research includes philological and historical studies and work on the contemporary interpretation, reception and impact of biblical texts. Particular foci for recent research include interdisciplinary research on identity, territoriality and bodies (living and dead); the nature and role of religious belief and practice (especially through magic); and study of the reception of biblical texts among non-literate contemporary communities, in Jewish post-holocaust readings, and in contemporary environmental ethics. It also includes philological work on Jewish, Christian and Islamic artefacts from the early Christian and Islamic periods. Research students are currently working on a range of projects in these areas.

See our individual staff entries for details of staff members' research interests and individual projects.