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Name Wold, Benjamin
Main Department Religions and Theology
College Title Assistant Professor
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My scholarly pursuits centre upon Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds. My research and teaching interests in this area often times give special attention to new developments in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This area of specialization is the product of my graduate training at Durham University, Tübingen University (Ph.D. Erasmus exchange), and Hebrew University (Rothberg). I completed an MA in Second Temple Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. As part of this training I learned Modern Hebrew, Classical Hebrew, Post-biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Classical Greek and at Durham added Classical Ethiopic (Ge‘ez). During my nearly four years in Jerusalem I participated in archaeological excavations (Qumran, Wadi Maraba'at) as a volunteer and traveled extensively in the Levant. While studying for a Ph.D. at Durham University I was the recipient of a Lightfoot Scholarship and when I completed my degree was invited to a post-doctoral fellowship in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Durham University (2004-6). The Alexander von Humboldt-foundation recognized my scholarly contributions and ongoing work with an award in 2006, a fellowship that was hosted at the University of Tübingen (Institut für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte). Recently I was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to research at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in east Jerusalem. While there I am completing a book entitled "The Revelatory Discourse of 4QInstruction."
Details Date
Associate Editor, De Gruyter Open 2012
Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
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)
Awards and Honours
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
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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
Research Interests
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
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Benjamin Wold, Family Ethics in 4QInstruction and the New Testament, Novum Testamentum, 50, (3), 2008, p286 - 300
Benjamin Wold, Loren Stuckenbruck, Stephen Barton (eds.), Memory in the Bible and Antiquity, Tuebingen, WUNT I; Mohr Siebeck, 2007, 394 pgs., pls. i-vipp
Notes: [Contributors: Joachim Shaper, Erhard Blum, Benjamin Wold, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Hermann Lichtenberger, William Horbury, John Barclay, Doron Mendels, Anthony Le Donne, James D. G. Dunn, Martin Hengel, Ulrike Mitmann-Richert, Anna Maria Schwemer, Hans-Joachim Eckstein, Stephen C. Barton, Markus Bockmuehl]
Benjamin Wold, Women, Men and Angels: The Qumran Wisdom Document Musar leMevin and its Allusions to Genesis Creation Traditions, Tuebingen, Mohr Siebeck, 2005, 286 pgs, pls. i-ixpp
Benjamin Wold, Towards a Reconstruction of 4Q416 2 ii line 21: Comments on the Reconstruction of Menahem Kister, Dead Sea Discoveries, 12, (2), 2005, p205 - 211
Benjamin Wold, Re-examining an Aspect of the Title Kyrios in Light of 4Q416 2 iii, Zeitschrift fuer die Neuetestamentliche Wissenschaft, 95, (3/4), 2004, p149 - 160
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