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Susan Gillingham

Professor of the Hebrew Bible
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Susan Gillingham is Professor of the Hebrew Bible at the University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Theology at Worcester College, Oxford.  She was recently awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity, one of two women to receive it to date.  Her chief research interest is in the Book of Psalms.  This includes their setting in ancient Israelite and early Jewish religion,  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 commentaries, sermons, liturgy, art, music, poetry and translation.   Her most recent books include A  Journey of Two Psalms:  The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition,  Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013); Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms. Conflict and Convergence, Proceedings of the Oxford Conference on Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms,  (ed. S.E. Gillingham),  Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013), and Psalms  through the Centuries,  Volume I,   Blackwell Bible Commentaries (eds.  J.A.  Sawyer,  J. Kovacs, C. Rowland and D.M. Gunn), Oxford:  Blackwell Publishing (2008).   She is currently working on a reception history commentary of the entire Psalter which she hopes will be published by 2017.