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ยป Professor Hugh Williamson

Professor Hugh Williamson

Professor Hugh WilliamsonQualifications

BA, MA, PhD, DD (Cantab), FBA

Role or Position

Regius Professor of Hebrew and Ordinary Student of Christ Church

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Academic Background

Hugh read for his BA in Theology at Trinity College, Cambridge (1966-69) and later undertook graduate work at St John's College. He then taught Hebrew and Aramaic in the Oriental Studies Faculty and was a Fellow of Clare Hall. He moved to his present position in Oxford in 1992.

Undergraduate Teaching

Hugh teaches the whole range of Classical (Biblical) Hebrew studies in both lectures and tutorials — language, literature and history.

Research Interests

Hugh works primarily on the Book of Isaiah and on Jewish history and literature in the Achaemenid period. However, he delves into any related field, especially Palestinian
archaeology, although he has now hung up his boots after many seasons in the field.

Publications include

Israel in the Books of Chronicles (Cambridge, 1977)

1 and 2 Chronicles (New Century Bible; Grand Rapids and London, 1982)

Ezra, Nehemiah (Word Biblical Commentary; Waco, 1985)

Ezra and Nehemiah (Old Testament Guides; Sheffield, 1987)

Annotated Key to Lambdin’s Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (JSOT Manuals 3;
Sheffield, 1987)

The Book Called Isaiah: Deutero-Isaiah’s Role in Composition and Redaction (Oxford,

Variations on a Theme: King, Messiah and Servant in the Book of Isaiah (Carlisle, 1998)

Studies in Persian Period History and Historiography (Tübingen, 2004)

Confirmation or Contradiction? Archaeology and Biblical History (Perth, 2004)

Isaiah 1-5 (International Critical Commentary. London, 2006)


Allotment tending; model yacht sailing


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