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Professor Hugh Williamson FBA

Theology, the Middle East
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About this Fellow

Hugh Williamson studied Theology as an undergraduate and graduate student in Cambridge before teaching Hebrew and Aramaic in the Faculty of Oriental Studies there from 1975–1992. He was then Regius Professor of Hebrew in Oxford and a Student of Christ Church until 2014. During the first part of his career his research focused (with monographs and commentaries) on the books of Chronicles and of Ezra-Nehemiah. Since then he has focussed on the book of Isaiah, again with two monographs and a three-volumed commentary (ongoing) on the Hebrew text of chapters 1–27. In addition to textual and philological emphases his work also engages with historical concerns informed by his experience over many years in excavations at Lachish and Jezreel in Israel.

Website: http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/staff/hjs/hwilliamson.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Regius Professor of Hebrew Emeritus, University of Oxford and Student, Christ Church

Past Appointments

  • Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader in Hebrew and Aramaic, University of Cambridge, 1975 - 1970
  • Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford and Student, Christ Church, University of Oxford, 1992 - 1970
  • Regius Professor of Hebrew Emeritus , University of Oxford, 2014 - 1970

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President (Humanities) | Humanities Group Chairman 2008 - 2010, 2010 - 2011
  • Member of Council, 1996 - 1999

Publications

Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography

H.G.M. Williamson, 2004
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Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah

H.G.M. Williamson, 1998
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Ezra, Nehemiah

H.G.M. Williamson, 1985
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1 and 2 Chronicles

H.G.M. Williamson, 1982
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Israel in the Books of Chronicles

H.G.M. Williamson, 1977
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