Dr John Jarick

Regent's Park College
Phone: 01865 288170
Email: john.jarick@theology.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests:

Old Testament wisdom literature (especially Ecclesiastes) and historical writings (especially Chronicles); the Septuagint.

Recent Publications:


1 Chronicles (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002; reprinted Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007)

2 Chronicles (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007)

Ed., Sacred Conjectures: The Context and Legacy of Robert Lowth and Jean Astruc (LHBOTS, 457; New York & London: T & T Clark International, 2007)

Ed., Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (LHBOTS, 618; London: Bloomsbury, 2016)


'The Hebrew Book of Changes: Reflections on hakkol hebel and lakkol zeman in Ecclesiastes', Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 90 (2000), pp. 79-99

'The Fall of the House (of Cards) of Ussher: Why the World As We Know It Did Not End at Sunset on 22 October 1997', in Christopher Rowland and John Barton (eds.), Apocalyptic in History and Tradition (JSP Supps, 43; London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), pp. 233-252

'Ecclesiastes' and 'Greek Esther', in James D.G. Dunn and John W. Rogerson (eds.), Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), pp. 457-463 and 806-810

'The Temple of David in the Book of Chronicles', in John Day (ed.), Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel (LHBOTS, 442; New York & London: T & T Clark International, 2005), pp. 365-381

'The Enigma that is Ecclesiastes', Lutheran Theological Journal 41 (2007), pp. 103-109

‘The Stings in the Tales of the Kings of Judah’, in Duncan Burns and John W. Rogerson (eds.), Far from Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies (LHBOTS, 484; New York & London: T & T Clark International, 2012), pp. 226-236  

‘The Two Ahabs of the South: Joash and Josiah’, in Iain Provan and Mark J. Boda (eds.), Let Us Go Up To Zion: Essays in Honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (VT Supps, 153; Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 307-316  

'Cross-Examining Chronicles: Adventures in the Story-World of a Notionally Historical Narrative', in Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce (eds.), Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 214-222

'Imagining a qohelet as an ekklesiastes', in David J.A. Clines and J. Cheryl Exum (eds.), The Reception of the Hebrew Bible in the Septuagint and the New Testament: Essays in Memory of Aileen Guilding (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 55; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013), pp. 83-96

"Ecclesiastes among the Comedians", in Katharine Dell and Will Kynes (eds.), Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually (LHBOTS, 587; London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 176-188

"The Rhetorical Structure of Ecclesiastes", in John Jarick (ed.), Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (LHBOTS, 618; London: Bloomsbury, 2016), pp. 208-231

‘Ecclesiastes Among the Tragedians’, in George J. Brooke and Pierre van Hecke (eds.), Goochem in Mokum / Wisdom in Amsterdam: Papers on Biblical and Related Wisdom Read at the Fifteenth Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap, Amsterdam, July 2012 (Oudtestamentische Studiën, 68; Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 95-107   

General Interests: Dr Jarick is College Lecturer in Old Testament at Regent's Park and Mansfield Colleges. He also serves as Editor of the annual Book List of the Society for Old Testament Study.


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