Professor Hugh Williamson

Theology, the Middle East

Elected 1993

1993
Religion

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.

Current post

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

Past appointments

University of Oxford Regius Professor of Hebrew Emeritus

Jan 2014 -

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

Jan 1992 -

University of Cambridge Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Reader in Hebrew and Aramaic

Jan 1975 -

Publications

Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography

by H.G.M. Williamson - Published in 2004

Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah

by H.G.M. Williamson - Published in 1998

Ezra, Nehemiah

by H.G.M. Williamson - Published in 1985

1 and 2 Chronicles

by H.G.M. Williamson - Published in 1982

Israel in the Books of Chronicles

by H.G.M. Williamson - Published in 1977

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