School of Divinity

Biblical Studies

Thursdays, 16.10 - 17.10pm on Zoom, unless otherwise specified

Details of how to join online will be emailed round before the relevant seminar. For more information, contact Dr Suzanna Millar. Email

Seminar Recordings can be foud on Media Hopper Create

Semester 2: Spring 2021

Date Speaker(s) Topic
14 January 

Prof Laura Quick (University of Oxford)

Bitenosh’s Orgasm, Galen’s Two Seeds, and Conception Theory in the Hebrew Bible

28 January

Josiah Peeler (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)


Alex Muir (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)

Properly Visualising Ṣiba: The Function of the Spelling צובא in 2 Sam 10



Our politeuma is in heaven’ (Philippians 3:20): Paul’s Consolation Without Borders

11 February 

Dr Ola Wikander (University of Lund)

Divine Sunburns: A Biblical Motif in Central Semitic and Afro-Asiatic Perspective

4 March

Prof Timothy Lim (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Philippa Townsend (University of Edinburgh)

Axolile Qina (University of Edinburgh)

A conversation about decolonising biblical studies

18 March

Dr Katherine Hockey (University of Aberdeen)

Turning the other cheek: Personal well-being and virtue in Luke’s emotional directives

1 April Rev Dr Michael Hull (Scottish Episcopal Institute) The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Titus 3.6 and the Filioque Controversy

Semester 1: Autumn 2020

Date Speaker(s) Topic
24 September

Dr Ekaterina Kozlova (London School of Theology) 

Jonah's Psalm and the Intersection of Nature, Ritual, and Theology in the Book of Jonah

8 October

Dr Andrew Boakye (University of Manchester) 

A Justification of Life: Abraham, the Resurrection and a New(ish) Perspective on Romans 5–8

29 October

Professor David Downs (University of Oxford)

The Faithfulness of the Risen Christ in the Pauline Epistles

12 November

Gordon Kennedy (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)

Eccl 6:3-6: What value is there in abundance

3rd December

Professor Candida Moss (University of Birmingham)

Large Letters: Invisible Labour, Disability, and Paul’s Use of Scribes