Professor Laura Quick

Biography:

I completed my doctorate in Hebrew Bible at the University of Oxford, before taking up an Assistant Professorship in Religion and Judaic Studies at Princeton University in Autumn 2017. In 2019 I returned to Oxford, where I am currently Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Tutorial Fellow in Theology and Religion at Worcester College.

Research Area/s: 

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Research Interests:

My work is situated at the intersection of Biblical Studies, Assyriology, and Classics. I am interested in the composition of biblical literature in the wider context of the ancient Near East, with an emphasis on the production, consumption, and transformation of sacred texts by religious communities. 

Research interests include: Hebrew Bible and its history of interpretation, the comparative method, material culture, embodiment, notions of the self in antiquity, philology, and scribal culture. I am currently researching dress, adornment, and the body in the ancient Eastern Mediterranean. 

Links:

https://oxford.academia.edu/LauraQuick

https://renewedphilology.yale.edu

 

Select Publications

  • The Hidden Body as Literary Strategy in 4QWiles of the Wicked Woman (4Q184)

    QUICK, L
  • Averting Curses in the Law of War (Deuteronomy 20)

    QUICK, L
  • Scribal Habits and Scholarly Texts: Codicology at Oxyrhynchus and Qumran

    QUICK, L
    Edited by:
    Schücking-Jungblut, F, Leipziger, J, KRAUSS, A
  • The Book of Ruth and the Limits of Proverbial Wisdom

    QUICK, L
  • Gender and Philology’s Uncommon Sense

    QUICK, L, Vayntrub, J, Lilly, IE
  • My Lord the Queen: Gender Discord in Comparative Perspective

    QUICK, L
  • Philology and Gender

    Edited by:
    QUICK, L, Vayntrub, J, Lilly, IE
  • Deuteronomy, Book of

    QUICK, L
    Edited by:
    Stuckenbruck, LT, Gurtner, DM
  • Clothed in Curses: Ritual, Curse and Story in the Deir ‘Alla Plaster Inscription

    QUICK, L
    Edited by:
    QUICK, L, Kozlova, EE, Yoo, PY, Noll, S
  • Mariamme (Herod’s Wife)

    QUICK, L
    Edited by:
    Helmer, C, McKenzie, S, Römer, T, Schröter, J, Dov Walfish, B, Ziolkowski, E
  • More