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Dr Jonathan G CampbellBD(Aberd), DPhil(Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Judaism

Jonathan Campbell

Dr Jonathan G CampbellBD(Aberd), DPhil(Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Judaism

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Research interests

Dr. Campbell’s main research interests cover Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls; the formation of the Jewish scriptural canon; the reception of the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament through the ages; modern Jewish interpretation of the Bible; and the so-called new antisemitism.  He has recently completed studies on the nature of Scripture and exegesis in late Second Temple times. He is presently writing a commentary on the reception of Deuteronomy, as well as a study of Deuteronomy’s employment in contemporary anti-Zionist discourse.  Dr. Campbell’s current research students are doing work on the early chapters of Genesis and on early Jewish and Christian mystical traditions.


Room G3, 3-5 Woodland Road, Consultation Hours

(0117) 928 8171, 

Research Supervision

I welcome proposals from potential MPhil/PhD students who wish to work on Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Bible reception, issues in contemporary Bible translation, and the question of the resurgence of antisemitism since the turn of the millennium. In recent years, I have supervised postgraduates working on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the possible Gnostic background to the New Testament, the reception of Genesis 34, the reception of Genesis 111, and Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. Please email me if you would like to discuss your research plans in these or related areas of Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies.


I teach at all levels of our degree programmes, from the Judaism part of our first year unit 'Living Religions' to the supervision of MPhil/PhD students in various areas of Biblical and Jewish history. In recent years, my teaching at BA and MA levels has included units on the Dead Sea Scrolls, how the Bible has been interpreted in the modern university, introductory Hebrew language, and the nature and extent of contemporary antisemitism.

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3 Woodland Road
United Kingdom