Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins; New Testament and Christian Origins
Matthew Novenson is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh. He has also been visiting professor at Dartmouth College and Duke University Divinity School and visiting research fellow at Durham University. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of Judaism, New Testament Studies, Novum Testamentum, Scottish Journal of Theology, and elsewhere. He is the author of Christ among the Messiahs (Oxford University Press, 2012) and The Grammar of Messianism (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
BA MDiv ThM PhD
Convener of the Biblical Studies Research Seminar
Director of Quality Assurance
External Examiner for Curriculum in New Testament, University of Aberdeen
Executive Committee, British New Testament Society
Co-Chair, New Testament and Second Temple Judaism Seminar, British New Testament Society
Introductory Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate New Testament Greek
Introduction to Biblical Studies
Reading the New Testament
Paul and His Letters
Studies in the Apostle Paul (Honours)
New Testament Christology (Honours)
The New Testament and Graeco-Roman Culture (Honours)
Approaches to Research in Biblical Studies
New Testament Exegesis
Ancient Jewish, Christian, and Pagan Texts
The New Testament in Its Graeco-Roman Context
My principal research interests are the apostle Paul, the letters he wrote, and early Christian texts written in his name or about him; and early Christian Christology, especially its roots in and ongoing engagement with aspects of Jewish haggadah (messianism, shi'ur qomah, and other such).
More information about Dr Novenson's research projects is available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile.
More information about Dr Novenson's research projects is available on his Edinburgh Research Explorer profile