Dr Peter Atkins (BA, MA, PhD)
Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible
Andrew F. Walls Room
School of Divinity
- Post code
- EH1 2LX
I am happy to meet with any student at a mutually convenient time. Please get in touch by email to arrange an in-person or online meeting.
Peter Joshua Atkins is Postdoctoral Fellow in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible at the University of Edinburgh. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the 'Animals and the Bible' research group for the European Association of Biblical Studies.
Prior to his current position, Peter previously completed his doctoral studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester where he was also a Visiting Lecturer and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project "Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare." In 2022, he moved to the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity on a one-year teaching fellowship in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible, and is currently working on a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship as part of the Edinburgh Career Development Scheme.
BA (University of Sheffield), MA (University of Sheffield), PhD (University of Chester)
Responsibilities & affiliations
Interim Director of Recruitment and Schools Outreach,
Affiliate of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
Prophets and Their Oracles
Introducing Biblical Hebrew
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
The Dark Lord: Divine Violence in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible in Historical-Critical Perspective
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (PG)
Approaches to Research in Divinity and Religious Studies (Biblical Studies)
Animals and Animality in the Bible
The Book of Daniel
Ecological Approaches to the Hebrew Bible
History of Interpretation of the Bible
The History and Reception of Second Temple Literature