Revd Professor John Barton

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

Elected 2007

2007
Religion

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

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

Sep 2014 -

Oriel College University of Oxford Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture

Jan 1991 - Sep 2014

University of Oxford Reader in Biblical Studies

Jan 1989 - Jan 1991

University of Oxford University lecturer in Theology (Old Testament)

Jan 1974 - Jan 1989

Merton College University of Oxford Junior Research Fellow

Jan 1973 - Jan 1974

University of Oxford Emeritus Professor

Jan 1973 -

How the New Testament was created

Professor John Barton FBA explores the four stages in the formation of the New Testament.

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