Professor Susan Gillingham DD



Papers and Lectures given outside Oxford

2016 San Antonio, TX: Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting.  Psalms Section.   Invitation to present and respond to panel discussion of my publication Psalms 1 & 2: A Journey of Two Psalms  (2013).

2016 Stellenbosch, SA:  International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament Annual Meeting. Invitation to give paper for the ProPsalms Seminar (on ‘The Land in the Psalms‘), with focus on the unusual reception history of Psalm 37.

2016  Annual Beedel Lecture  2016 (National Bible Society of Ireland)  ‘The Psalms Then and Now:  Reception History as a Way of Seeing and Hearing Psalmody’ Trinity College Dublin

2014 Guest speaker at Jewish-Christian Colloquium, Münster, hosted by Rabbi Jonathan Magonet on ‘Book Four of the Psalter’ (in dialogue with Rabbi Mark Solomon)

2013 Gastvortrag, Göttingen University Centrum Orbis Orientalis et Occidentalis ‘From Biblical Exegesis to Reception History through Psalm 137’ (im Rahmen der Vorlesung von Hermann Spieckermann).

2012 ‘Die levitischen Tempelsänger also Endredaktoren des Psalters’, Trägerkreise in den Psalmen, Forschungskolloquium, DFG-Projekt Theologie des Psalters' Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universitåt Bonn (only British participant).

2012 Reception History: Biblical Studies on Holiday?  A Personal View’ Society of Old Testament Study Summer Meeting, Manchester University. 

2012 ‘Seeing and Hearing Psalm 137’: Invited Speaker for the presentation of Gunnlauger Jónsson’s  Festschrift in Reykjavik, Iceland (only British participant).

2012 ‘David and Christ Sing the Psalms: the Psalter as Prophecy and Liturgy’, A Book of Psalms from Eleventh-Century Constantinople: On the Complex of Texts and Images in Vat. Gr. 752’ Ars edendi Workshop, Rome (only British participant).

2011 ‘Jewish and Christian Approaches to Suffering in the Reception of Psalm 137’, Project Psalms: OTSSA Annual Conference on Psalms, University of Pretoria, SA.

2011 ‘Reception History and Psalmody: An Introduction to its Aims and Methods with particular reference to Psalm 1’  Two papers given to the Ecole Doctorale, Faculté de Théologie Catholique, Université de Strasbourg.   

2010 ‘The Reception of Psalm 137 in Jewish and Christian Traditions’, Conference hosted by Dr. Gilllingham and Professor Barton at Worcester College Oxford: ‘Conflict and Convergence.  Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms’.

2010 ‘Psalms 1 and 2 as an Introduction to the Psalter:  A Reception History Approach’  Society for Old Testament Study Winter Meeting, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

2009 ‘Psalm 1 and the Identity of the “Blessed Man”: Reflections on the Plain Sense and Hidden Meanings in Jewish and Christian Reception History’, Bonn-Oxford Conference, University of Bonn.

2009 ‘Psalm 1 through the Centuries, with particular reference to Jewish and Christian Liturgy and especially Scottish Metrical Psalmody’, The Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts,  St Andrews University Theology Faculty.

2009 ‘Psalm 1 through the Centuries, with particular reference to its use in early and contemporary Jewish and Christian tradition’, Society of Biblical Literature International  Meeting, Gregorian University, Rome.

2008 ‘The Levitical Singers and the Editing of the  Hebrew Psalter’,  Die  Komposition  des Psalmenbuchs   (President  Erich Zenger), Bibliotheca Ephemerium Theologiarum Lovaniensum,   Leuven.

Selected Publications

  • The Levitical Singers and the Compilation of the Hebrew Psalter

  • The Psalms and Poems of the Hebrew Bible

  • David and Christ Sing the Psalms: the Psalter as Prophecy and Liturgy

  • "My mouth shall speak wisdom: I shall incline my ear to a proverb" (Ps49.3,4): The Wisdom Tradition and the Psalms

  • Psalms 105 and 106 and the Participation in History through Liturgy

  • Psalms 90-92 : Text, Images and Music

  • Biblical Studies on Holiday? A Personal View of Reception History

  • The Doxologies and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter

  • Psalms 90–106: Book Four and the Covenant with David

  • The Levites and the Editorial Composition of the Psalms

  • "Moab is my Washpot" (PS.60:8[MT10]): Another Look at the MLF (Moabite Liberation Front)

  • The Journey of Two Psalms. The Reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian Tradition

  • Praying to the Gods in the Psalms: Pursuing John Barton's "Plain Meaning Approach"

  • The Messiah in the Psalms: A Question of Reception History and the Psalter

  • Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms. Conflict and Convergence

  • Entering and Leaving the Psalter: Psalms 1 and 150 and the Two Polarities of Faith

  • Seeing and Hearing Psalm 137

  • A Ninth-Century Irish Bog Psalter and Reading the Psalms as "Three Fifties"

  • An Introduction to Reception History with particular reference to Psalm 1

  • New Wine and Old Wineskins: Three Approaches to Psalmody and Prophecy

  • The Levitical Singers and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter

  • Psalms through the Centuries, Volume I

  • Psalm 8 through the Looking Glass: Reception History of a Multi-Faceted Psalm

  • The Zion Tradition and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter

  • ‘Who Makes the Morning Darkness’: God and Creation in the Book of Amos

  • More
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