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UK Fellow, Theology and Religious Studies, elected in 2007

Revd Professor John Barton FBA

The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.
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About this Fellow

I have worked mainly on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, writing on the canon, the theology of biblical books (especially the prophets), ethical ideas in the Bible, and the history and practice of biblical interpretation. My current research interests centre on the history and development of the Bible from ancient to modern times, and also on biblical translation in theory and practice. In addition I am continuing to pursue questions about biblical ethics.



Current post

  • Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Junior Research Fellow, Merton College University of Oxford, 1973 - 1974
  • University lecturer in Theology (Old Testament), University of Oxford, 1974 - 1989
  • Reader in Biblical Studies, University of Oxford, 1989 - 1991
  • Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Oriel College University of Oxford, 1991 - 2014
  • , University of Oxford, 1973
  • Emeritus Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture; Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall University of Oxford, 2014


Ethics in Ancient Israel 2014

Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study London: Darnton, Longman & Todd 1984, second edn. 1995

Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Israel after the Exile London: Darnton, Longman & Todd 1986, second edn. 2007

The Nature of Biblical Criticism Louisville: Westminster John Knox 2007

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