Current/Forthcoming Research Projects



Project 7: Greek expanded, Greek transformed
The Vocabulary of the Septuagint and the Cultural World of the Translators
(January to June 2018)

This Oxford Seminar will bring together an international team of scholars from different disciplines to work on the religious and political vocabulary of the Septuagint, combining the expertise of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, where it will be based, with the resources of the Oxford Classics Faculty and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. The project will illuminate for biblical scholars the cultural world of those who produced and read the books of the Septuagint, and will illuminate for classical scholars the ways in which Jews of the Greek world adapted to the dominant culture and influenced it in turn.

Project Leaders:            

Jan Joosten (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford) and
Teresa Morgan (Classics, University of Oxford)

Read more about the project here

Project 8: The Mishnah between Christians
and Jews in early modern Europe

(January to June 2019)

This Seminar will bring together an international team of scholars to interpret the significance of Wilhelmus Surenhusius’ Mishnah edition in the light of two centuries of study of the Mishnah by Christians and Jews.

Project Leaders:

Joanna Weinberg (Professor Emerita Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
Piet van Boxel (Emeritus Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

Read more about the Mishnah project here