About this Fellow
Robert P. Gordon was Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge from 1995 to 2012. He has a PhD in Oriental Studies (1974) and a Litt.D. (2001) from Cambridge. He previously taught Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Glasgow University from 1969 to 1979. He served as Editorial Board member and Book List Editor (1997-2010) for Vetus Testamentum, the quarterly journal of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), and acted as Secretary of IOSOT from 2001 to 2004. His memberships of learned societies include the Society for Old Testament Study, of which he was president in 2003. He has served on various editorial boards, and has edited the monograph series The Hebrew Bible and its Versions. He was a Revision Panel member for the Revised English Bible (1989), a member of the Anglicization Committee of the New International Version, and a translation review panel member for the English Standard Version. Gordon's research interests are in biblical exegesis, the ancient versions of the Old Testament, the Old Testament in its near eastern context, and the English Bible tradition.
- Emeritus Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge
History of the Islamic World; Islamic theology and philosophy, especially with respect to the formative period (8th-10th centuries) and the age of the Mongol conquest (13th-14th centuries); Islamic mysticism
The history and theology of the Christian Church in Late Antiquity and in the Byzantine Empire; modern Eastern Orthodox theology
The interdisciplinary area of biblical and philosophical hermeneutics, coupled with Pauline studies, including exegesis of the Epistles, Pauline Theology and Reception Criticism
Classical Hindu scriptural interpretation, particularly ritual Mimamsa and theological Vedanta traditions, and Srivaisnava devotional tradition; comparative theology, grounded in Hindu-Christian studies; Catholic missionary traditions in India