About this Fellow
Graham Davies studied Literae Humaniores (Classics) and Theology at Merton College, Oxford, where he developed his interests in the Old Testament, Hebrew and biblical archaeology. He studied for his doctorate at Peterhouse, Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Ronald Clements. From 1971 to 1978 he was Assistant Lecturer and then Lecturer in Theology at the University of Nottingham. In 1979 he moved back to Cambridge to teach the Old Testament and Hebrew and was promoted to Professor of Old Testament Studies in 2001. He became a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College in 1983 and was the College's Director of Studies in Theology from then until 2008. In 1998 he was awarded an Oxford D.D. From 1990 to 2000 he was Editor of the Palestine Exploration Quarterly and in 2004 he became the Old Testament Editor for the International Critical Commentary. In 2008 he gave the Centenary Lecture to celebrate the foundation of the Schweich Lectures of the British Academy. On his retirement in 2011 he was presented with a Festchrift, On Stone and Scroll, where details of his publications can be found. He is currently working on the ICC commentary on Exodus and studies of Hebrew semantics.
- Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of Cambridge; Life Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
- Assistant Lecturer & Lecturer in Theology, University of Nottingham, 1971 - 1978
- Lecturer in Divinity, University of Cambridge, 1979 - 2001
- Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of Cambridge, 2001 - 2011
- Professor of Old Testament Studies and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, Fitzwilliam College University of Cambridge, 2001 - 2011
- Department of Theology, University of Nottingham, 1971 - 1978
- Emeritus Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of Cambridge; Life Fellow, Fitzwilliam College University of Cambridge, 2011
Jewish Studies: Jews and Judaism and Late Antiquity (Dead Sea Scrolls; Bible Interpretation; Magic and Mysticism; Jewish-Christian Relations; Judaism and Hellenism)
Theology New Testament
The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.
Islamic history 1050-1250, especially Iran and Syria; Muslim perspectives of the crusades, the scholar al-Ghazali and the caliphate.