Professor Susan Gillingham BTh, MA, DPhil, DD

Professor Sue Gillingham
Department: 
Theology and Religion
College office: 
Professor of the Hebrew Bible, Tutor in Theology
Teaching: 

Professor Gillingham teaches on all aspects of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, including biblical archaeology, Hebrew language, literature (poetry and narrative), prophecy, wisdom, liturgy and psalms; she also advises students working on gender studies and on the reception history of the Hebrew Bible.

Research interests: 

Professor Gillingham's chief research interest is the Book of Psalms. This includes their setting in ancient Israelite religion and Second Temple worship; the nature of Hebrew poetry; the literary and theological shaping of the Psalter as a whole; and the reception history of psalmody over the last two and a half millennia, both in Jewish and Christian tradition, in translation, commentary, art, music, poetry and film. She is President of the Society for the Study of the Old Testament 2018-19.

Selected publications: 

Her major publications include The Poems and Psalms of the Hebrew Bible (1994); One Bible, Many Voices. Different Approaches to Biblical Studies (1998); The Image, the Depths and the Surface (2002); The Psalms through the Centuries Volume One  (2008); Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms: Conflict and Convergence (ed.:2013), and A Journey of Two Psalms: The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition (2013);   and The Psalms through the Centuries Volume Two: Psalms 1-72 (2018). Her commentary on Psalms 73-150 is due out in 2020 to complete a Trilogy of Psalms through the Centuries.