Dr. James AitkenReader in Hebrew and Early Jewish Studies

    Research Profile

    Dr Aitken’s interests lie in the text and language of the Hebrew Bible, and in the literature and history of ancient Judaism. A particular area of research currently is the Greek version of the Bible (the Septuagint), including its language, exegesis and place within second temple Jewish society.

    Teaching Profile

    Shaping of Jewish Identity (Alexander the Great to the Fall of the Temple); Judaism and Hellenism; Advanced Hebrew; Covenant in the Hebrew Bible.

    Selected Publications

    J.K. Aitken, No Stone Unturned: Greek Inscriptions and Septuagint Vocabulary (CSHB; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014).

    J..K. Aitken, The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew (Louvain: Peeters, 2007).

    The T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint (London: T&T Clark, 2015).

    The Jewish-Greek Tradition in Antiquity and the Byzantine Empire (ed. with James Carleton Paget; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


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