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British Academy Fellows

Record for: BARTON, Revd Professor John

Post: Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford

Specialisms: The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.

Emeritus Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture Oriel College (2014-)
Junior Research Fellow Merton College (1973-1974)
University lecturer in Theology (Old Testament) University of Oxford (1974-1989)
Reader in Biblical Studies University of Oxford (1989-1991)

Principal publications:
Ethics in Ancient Israel, 2014
The Nature of Biblical Criticism, Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007
Oracles of God: Perceptions of Ancient Prophecy in Israel after the Exile, London: Darnton, Longman & Todd, 1986, second edn. 2007
Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study, London: Darnton, Longman & Todd, 1984, second edn. 1995

Elected to the Fellowship: 2007 § H2