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Dr. Benjamin Wold

Assistant Professor (Sch Office Religions Theology Ecumenics)


My research focuses on Jewish and Christian traditions in antiquity. My publications often take discoveries from the Dead Sea Scrolls as a point of departure; however, I am broadly interested in the phenomenon of apocalyptic thought as well as wisdom traditions. Trained in the philologies of several languages I am particularly interested in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and more recently Classical Ethiopic.
  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 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
4Q174 (Florilegium) 4Q175 (Testimonia) in, editor(s)R. Herms, B. Embry, A. Wright , Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology, Eerdmans, 2018, pp1-10 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
1/4QInstruction in, editor(s)George J. Brooke and Charlotte Hempel , Campanion to the Dead Sea Scrolls, T & T Clark (Bloomsbury Companions), 2018, pp1-4 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Creation, Human Nature and Inclination in the Hodayot and 4QInstruction in, editor(s)James Aitken, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, and Hector Patmore , The Origins of the Origins of Sin: The Evil Inclination, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018, pp1-14 , [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED
Benjamin Wold, 4QInstruction: Divisions and Hierarchies, Leiden, E. J. Brill, 2017, 1-300pp, Book, SUBMITTED
Apocalyptic Thought in the Epistles of Colossians and Ephesians in, editor(s)Benjamin Reynolds and Loren Stuckenbruck , Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of the New Testament, Minneapolis, Fortress Press, 2017, pp291 - 310, [Benjamin Wold], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
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, Is the 'Firstborn Son' in 4Q369 a Messiah? The Evidence from 4QInstruction, Revue de Qumran, 29, (1/109), 2017, p3 - 20, Notes: [DOI: 10.2143/RQ.29.1.3217832], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
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
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

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Award Date
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship 2006-2007
Lightfoot Scholarship, Durham University 2001-2002
Lampstand Foundation Scholarship 1994-2003
Alexander von Humboldt-fellowship 2010
National Endowment for the Humanities Award 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
Senior Associate Fellow - Albright Institute for Archaeological Research (Jerusalem) 1 January 2017 to 31 August 2017