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)


'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

General Interests: Dr Jarick is College Lecturer in Old Testament at Regent's Park and Mansfield Colleges. He also serves as Co-Editor (with Professor Yvonne Sherwood of the University of Kent) of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.


contact us »


Address: Faculty of Theology and Religion, Gibson Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6GG.

For general enquiries, contact the General Administrator.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270790
E-mail: general.administrator@theology.ox.ac.uk

For enquiries about graduate admissions contact the Graduate Studies Administrator.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 270714
E-mail: graduate.enquiries@theology.ox.ac.uk

For enquiries about undergraduate admissions, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 288000
E-mail: undergraduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk

For enquiries about outreach and access, contact the Schools Liaison Officer.
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 282353
E-mail: schools.liaison@theology.ox.ac.uk