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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
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Editorial Board) 2015-
Associate Editor, De Gruyter Open 2012
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 Literature (SBL)-American Academy of Religion (AAR)-Enoch Seminar-International Organization of Qumran Studies (IOQS)-Society for the Study of Judaism in Late Antiquity (Durham University)-Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Hebrew University)-European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS)-European Association of Jewish Studies (EAJS)
Apocalyptic in the Epistles of Collosians and Ephesians in, editor(s)Benjamin Reynolds and Loren Stuckenbruck , Companion to Jewish Apocalyptic Thought in the New Testament, Philadelphia, Fortress Press, 2015, pp1 - 15, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Demonizing Sin? The Evil Inclination in 4QInstruction and the Dead Sea Scrolls in, editor(s)Christ Keith and Loren Stuckenbruck , Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, Tuebingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2015, pp1 - 13, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
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, 2015, pp1 - 14, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Benjamin Wold, "Flesh" and "Spirit" in Qumran Sapiential Literature as the Background to the Use in Pauline Epistles, Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 106, (2), 2015, p1 - 16, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Benjamin Wold, Jan Dochhorn, Susanne Rudnig-Zelt, The Devil, Demons, and Dualism, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2014, Book, IN_PRESS
Apotropaic Prayer and the Matthean Lord's Prayer in, editor(s)B. Wold, J. Dochhorn, S. Rudnig-Zelt , The Devil, Demons, and Dualism, Tübingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2014, pp1-12 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, IN_PRESS
Representatives of Wisdom in Luke 7:35, 1 Enoch and 4QInstruction in, editor(s)Loren Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Baccacnini , Enoch and the Snyoptic Gospels, Atlanta, Scholars Press, 2014, pp1-20 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Teacher of Righteousness, M. Satlow, Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, 2014, [Benjamin Wold], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, IN_PRESS
Benjamin Wold, Yetzer Ra in 4QInstruction, Kiel Symposium on Evil in Antiquity, University of Kiel, Germany, 2-3 November, 2013, Conference Paper, PRESENTED
Christianitas Antiqua, Gdańsk, Gdańsk University, [eds.], 1 year, 2013, Editorial Board, PUBLISHED

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Award Date
Barton Fellowship, Albright Institute for Archaelogical Research (declined) 2007
Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendium 2006-2007
Lightfoot Scholarship, Durham University 2001-2002
Lampstand Foundation Scholarship 1994-2003
Alexander von Humboldt (Return Fellowship) 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant December 2012
Honorary Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong June-August 2014
Vice President, Irish Biblical Association 2014-2016
Honorary President, Theological Society (TCD) 2013-2014