I grew up in Gloucestershire and first came to Oxford to read a BA in Philosophy and Theology (2008) and an MSt in Jewish Studies (2009) at Oriel College, Oxford. My PhD dissertation, entitled “Attitudes towards Linguistic Diversity in the Hebrew Bible” (Harvard University, 2015), was supervised by Peter Machinist. I subsequently held a postdoctoral research fellowship in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Exegesis at the Department of Theology of Uppsala University, Sweden (2016-2018). I have also worked as an academic translator and editor.
Biblical Studies: Old Testament
Questions of identity in ancient Israel and Judah and the Hebrew Bible; language and society in ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible; the representation of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the Hebrew Bible.
Cian J. Power, People, Nation and Tongue: The Significance of Reference to Linguistic Diversity in the Hebrew Bible. FAT 2. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, [forthcoming].
Cecilia Wassén and Tobias Hägerland, Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet. Translated by Cian J. Power. London: Bloomsbury, 2021. (Translation of Den okände Jesus: berättelsen om en profet som misslyckades (Swedish). Stockholm: Langenskiöld, 2016.)
Jesper Høgenhaven, Frederik Poulsen and Cian J. Power (eds.), Images of Exile in the Prophetic Literature: Copenhagen Conference Proceedings 7–10 May 2017. FAT 2/103. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019.
Cian J. Power, “Images of Northern Exile: The Deportations from the Kingdom of Israel in the Biblical Prophets.” Pages 233–253 in Images of Exile in the Prophetic Literature: Copenhagen Conference Proceedings 7–10 May 2017. With Jesper Høgenhaven and Frederik Poulsen. FAT 2/103. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019.
Cian J. Power, “Constructions of Exile in the Persian Period.” Pages 65–78 in Myths of Exile: History and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible. Edited by Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme and Ingrid Hjelm. London: Routledge, 2015.