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Dr. Benjamin Wold

Assistant Professor (Sch Office Religions Theology Ecumenics)


After initial studies in the United States my graduate education took me to the Middle East and Europe before I came to Ireland. I am particularly interested in research related to Semitic languages, history, Jewish and Christian literature from the ancient Mediterranean world, as well as archaeology and material culture.
  Early Christianity in the context of Greco Roman antiquity   Galilee in Hellenistic and Roman times   Jewish identity in the Hellenistic world   Jewish studies   Second temple Judaism

Details Date
Associate Editor, De Gruyter Open 2012
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Editorial Board) 2015-
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Medium Medium
Greek Basic Basic Basic
Hebrew Fluent Medium Medium
Spanish Basic Basic Basic
Details Date From Date To
Society of Biblical Studies (SBL) 2000 Present
European Association of Biblical Studies 2004 Present
European Association of Jewish Studies 2007 Present
Enoch Seminar 2004 Present
British New Testament Society 2000 Present
Benjamin Wold, 4QInstruction: Divisions and Hierarchies, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2017, 1-300pp, Book, SUBMITTED
Creation, Human Nature and Inclination in the Hodayot and 4QInstruction in, editor(s)James Aitken, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, and Hectore Patmore , The Origins of the Origins of Sin: The Evil Inclination, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2017, pp1-14 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Wisdom in the New Testament in, editor(s)M. J. Goff and S. Adams , The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Wisdom Literature, New Jersey, Wiley-Blackwell, 2017, pp1-18 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Book of Genesis in, editor(s)D. M. Gurtner and L. T. Stuckenbruck , Companion to Second Temple Judaism, London, T & T Clark, 2017, pp1-8 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Benjamin Wold, Jan Dochhorn, Susanne Rudnig-Zelt, Evil, the Devil, and Demons: Dualistic Characteristics in the Religion of Israel, Ancient Judaism, and Christianity, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, 1 - 297pp, Book, PUBLISHED
4Q174 (Florilegium) 4Q175 (Testimonia) in, editor(s)R. Herms, B. Embry, A. Wright , A Reader in Early Jewish Literature, Eerdmans, 2016, pp1-10 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
1/4QInstruction in, editor(s)G. J. Brooke and C. Hempel , Campanion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, T&T Clark, 2016, pp1-4 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Apotropaic Prayer and the Matthean Lord's Prayer in, editor(s)B. Wold, J. Dochhorn, S. Rudnig-Zelt , Evil, the Devil, and Demons: Dualistic Characteristics in the Religion of Israel, Ancient Judaism, and Christianity, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, pp90 - 101, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Jesus among Wisdom's Representatives in, editor(s)Loren Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Baccacnini , Enoch and the Snyoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality , Atlanta, SBL Press, 2016, pp317 - 336, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Apocalyptic in the Epistles of Colossians and Ephesians in, editor(s)Benjamin Reynolds and Loren Stuckenbruck , Companion to Jewish Apocalyptic Thought in the New Testament, Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 2016, pp1-15 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS

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Award Date
Barton Fellowship, Albright Institute for Archaelogical Research (declined) 2007
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2006-2007
Lightfoot Scholarship, Durham University 2001-2002
Lampstand Foundation Scholarship 1994-2003
Alexander von Humboldt (Return Fellowship) 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities (research grant) December 2012
Honorary Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong June-August 2014
Vice President, Irish Biblical Association 2014-15
Honorary President, Theological Society (TCD) 2013-2014