Rev. Canon Prof. Susan Gillingham BTh, MA, DPhil, DD
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.
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.
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.