Dr Suzanna Millar

Teaching Fellow in Hebrew Bible / Old Testament

Background

I joined the University of Edinburgh in July 2018, after 6 months as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds. Before that, I completed my PhD in Hebrew Bible from the University of Cambridge. I focussed on the Book of Proverbs, and was particularly interested in the way that the individual proverbs are open to multiple interpretations and multiple applications. This research was recently published as "Genre and Openness in Proverbs 10:1-22:16" (Atlanta: SBL, 2020).

My current research interests include the Wisdom Literature, particularly the book of Job, and I am co-editing the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Wisdom Literature. I am also very interested in the hermeneutical and ethical questions around the use of the Bible, and in newer interpretive methods. My specific focus has recently been on ecological hermeneutics, and the role of animals in the Hebrew Bible. I co-chair the 'Animals and the Bible' research group for the European Association of Biblical Studies. 

Qualifications

MA(Cantab), MPhil, PhD

Undergraduate teaching

Prophets and their Oracles

Moses and the Torah

Old Testament Texts

The Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Issues

Introducing Biblical Hebrew

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew

Ethics and Society

Postgraduate teaching

Selected Topics in Biblical Studies

The Hebrew Bible and Contemporary Issues (PG)

Introducing Biblical Hebrew (PG)

Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (PG)

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