Professor John Barton


1973-4 JRF Merton; 1974-1989 University Lecturer in Theology (Old Testament); 1989-91 Reader in Biblical Studies; 1991-2014 Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture; 2014- SRF Campion Hall.

Research Area(s):

Biblical Studies: Old Testament

Research Interests:

Biblical canon; biblical ethics; prophets; hermeneutics; history of scholarship

Research Centres & Projects:

Centre for the Bible and the Humanities at Oriel College


Editor-in-chief, Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Religion (online resource)

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