Dr John Jarick

john.jarick@regents.ox.ac.uk

Dr John Jarick

College Lecturer in Old Testament

John was educated in Australia (where he gained his doctorate from the University of Melbourne) and Israel (where he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem), and taught at a number of British universities – St Andrews, Sheffield, and Roehampton – before coming to Oxford in 2001, initially as Tutor in Old Testament at St Stephen’s House and then (since 2010) at Regent’s. 

 

He has particular interests in Old Testament wisdom literature (especially the book of Ecclesiastes) and historical writings (especially the books of Chronicles), on both of which he has published extensively.

 

He is a former Secretary of the Society for Old Testament Study and a former Editor of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, and now serves as Book List Editor for the Society and the Journal.  He also serves as an editorial board member of several academic series, including the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (published by Bloomsbury).

 

Recent Publications

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Books

 

Ed., SOTS at 100: Centennial Essays of the Society for Old Testament Study (London: Bloomsbury, 2017)

 

Ed., Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (London: Bloomsbury, 2016)

 

Ed., Sacred Conjectures: The Context and Legacy of Robert Lowth and Jean Astruc (London: T & T Clark International, 2007)

 

2 Chronicles (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2007)

 

1 Chronicles (London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)

 

Gregory Thaumaturgos’ Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990)

 

Articles

 

‘A Timeline of SOTS’, in J. Jarick, ed., SOTS at 100: Centennial Essays of the Society for Old Testament Study (London: Bloomsbury, 2017), pp. 71-98

 

‘God as Gambler’, Lutheran Theological Journal 50 (2016), pp. 146-154

 

‘Ecclesiastes Among the Tragedians’, in G. J. Brooke and P. van Hecke, eds, Goochem in Mokum/Wisdom in Amsterdam: Papers on Biblical and Related Wisdom Read at the Fifteenth Joint Meeting of the Society for Old Testament Study and the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap, Amsterdam, July 2012 (Leiden: Brill, 2016), pp. 95-107

 

‘The Rhetorical Structure of Ecclesiastes’, in J. Jarick, ed., Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), pp. 208-231

 

‘Ecclesiastes among the Comedians’, in K. Dell and W. Kynes, eds, Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), pp. 176-188

 

‘Imagining a qohelet as an ekklesiastes’, in D. J. A. Clines and J. C. Exum, eds, The Reception of the Hebrew Bible in the Septuagint and the New Testament: Essays in Memory of Aileen Guilding (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013), pp. 83-96

 

‘Cross-Examining Chronicles: Adventures in the Story-World of a Notionally Historical Narrative’, in K. J. Dell and P. M. Joyce, eds, Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 214-222

 

‘The Two Ahabs of the South: Joash and Josiah’, in I. Provan and M. J. Boda, eds, Let Us Go Up To Zion: Essays in Honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 307-316

 

‘The Stings in the Tales of the Kings of Judah’, in D. Burns and J. W. Rogerson, eds, Far from Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies (New York: T & T Clark International, 2012), pp. 226-236

 

‘The Enigma that is Ecclesiastes’, Lutheran Theological Journal 41 (2007), pp. 103-109