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Professor Robert P Gordon FBA

The Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament: the ancient near eastern context; the Hebrew text & the ancient versions; exegesis and theology; the HB/OT in Jewish & Christian tradition
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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.



Current post

  • Emeritus Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Cambridge


Studies in the Targum to the Twelve Prophets: From Nahum to Malachi, Brill, Leiden 1994


The Old Testament in Syriac according to the Peshitta Version: Chronicles, Brill, Leiden 1998


Holy Land, Holy City: Sacred Geography and the Interpretation of the Bible, Paternoster 2004


Hebrew Bible and Ancient Versions, Ashgate 2006


The God of Israel (ed.), Cambridge University Press 2007


'Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela': Prophecy in Israel, Assyria, and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian period (co-ed. with H. M. Barstad), Eisenbrauns 2013


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