Dr Deborah Rooke


Following a DPhil in Old Testament at Oxford with Professor Sue Gillingham, I spent two years at the University of Wales, Lampeter as a Biblical Studies lecturer, before moving to King’s College London as Lecturer in Old Testament Studies for 12 years. I returned to Oxford in 2010, where I remain.

Research Area(s):

Biblical Studies: Old Testament

Research Interests:

Cult and ritual in the Old Testament

Feminist and gendered readings of the Old Testament

The use of Old Testament texts in G.F. Handel’s oratorios


Member of editorial board, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

Publications and Research Outputs:

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