Jonathan G. Campbell
Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Judaism
BD (Aberdeen), MPhil (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)
Phone: 0117 928 8171
Fax: 0117 331 7933
Jonathan G. Campbell was an undergraduate student at the University of Aberdeen (1982-1986) and a postgraduate at the University of Oxford (1986-1990), before becoming a lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Wales, Lampeter (1990-1996). Since 1996, Dr. Campbell has been teaching Biblical Studies, Hebrew language, and Judaism in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies at the University of Bristol, where is he currently Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Judaism.
Dr. Campbell’s main research interests cover Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls; the formation of the Jewish scriptural canon; the reception of the Jewish Bible through the ages; modern Jewish interpretation of the Bible; and the so-called new antisemitism. He has recently completed studies on the nature of Scripture and exegesis in late Second Temple times, and he is presently working on a commentary on the reception of Deuteronomy and on Deuteronomy’s employment in contemporary anti-Zionist discourse. Dr. Campbell’s current research students are doing work on the Aqedah of Genesis 22, the biblical theme of covenant, and the reception of the Tamar story found in Genesis 38.
- Deslusirea sulurilor de la Marea Moarta (Bucharest: Hasefer, 2005)
- New Directions in Qumran Studies: Proceedings from the Bristol Colloquium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 8-10th - September 2003 (London: Continuum, 2005); co-edited with W.J. Lyons and L.K. Pietersen.
- The Exegetical Texts (CQS 4: London: T & T Clark International, 2004).
- Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls (2nd edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2002).
- The Dead Sea Scrolls (Berkeley CA: Ulysses Press, 1998).
- Zwoje Znad Morza Martwego Rozszyfrowane (Warsaw: Amber Books, 1998).
- Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls (1st edition; London: HarperCollins, 1996).
- The Use of Scripture in the Damascus Document 1-8, 19-20 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 1995).
Contributions to Edited books
- 'Rewritten Bible: A Terminological Reassessment', in Jószef Zsengellér (ed), Rewritten Bible after Fifty Years: Texts, Terms, or Technics? (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2013).
- 'Scriptural Interpretation at Qumran', in Joachim Schaper and James Carlton-Paget (eds), The New Cambridge History of the Bible, Vol 1 (Cambridge: CUP, forthcoming 2013).
- 'Josephus' Twenty-two Book canon and the Qumran Scrolls', in George J. Brooke, Daniel K. Falk, Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, and Molly Zahn (eds), The Scrolls and Biblical Traditions: Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the IOQS in Helsinki (Leiden: Brill, 2012)
- '"Rewritten Bible" and "Parabiblical Texts": A Terminological and Ideological Critique', in J.G. Campbell, W.J. Lyons, and L.K. Pietersen (eds), New Directions in Qumran Studies: Proceedings from the Bristol Colloquium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 8-10th September 2003 (London: Continuum, 2005).
- 'The Jewish Community in Britain', in S. Gilley and W.J. Sheils (eds.), Religious Practice & Belief: A History of Religion in Britain (Oxford: Blackwell, 1994).
- 'Messianic Hope in Second Temple Judaism', in F. Bowie (ed.), The Coming Deliverer (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1997).
- 'The Qumran Sectarian Writings', in W. Horbury (ed.), The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume III (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999).
- 'Hebrew & Its Study at Qumran' in W. Horbury (ed.), Hebrew Study from Ezra to Ben-Yehudah (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1999).
- 'The Historical-Critical Method and Late Second Temple Judaic Writings' in J. Neusner & A.J. Avery-Peck (eds.), Judaism in Late Antiquity, Volume III.2 (Leiden: Brill, 1999).
- 'Scripture in the Damascus Document 1:1-2:1' in Journal of Jewish Studies 44 (1993), pp. 83-99.
- 'Essene-Qumran Origins in the Exile: A Scriptural Basis?' in Journal of Jewish Studies 46 (1995), pp. 143-156.
- '4QMMTd and the Tripartite Canon' in Journal of Jewish Studies 51 (2000), pp. 181-190.
Selection of Reviews
- H. Maccoby, Judas Iscariot and the Myth of Jewish Evil (1992) in Journal of Jewish Studies 44 (1993).
- S. Ackerman, Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-century Judah (1992) in Journal of Theological Studies 44 (1993).
- M. Casey, From Jewish Prophet to Gentile God: The Origins and Development of New Testament Christology (1990) in Journal of Jewish Studies 45 (1994).
- F. García Martínez et al, The Scriptures and the Scrolls: Studies in Honour of A.S. van der Woude on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (1992) in Journal of Jewish Studies 47 (1996).
- J. Davies, Death, Burial, and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity (1999) in Journal of Jewish Studies 51 (2000).
- J. Baumgarten et al, Qumran Cave 4, XXV: Halakhic Texts (DJD 35) (1999) in Journal of Semitic Studies 47 (2002).
- C.P. Thiede, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish Origins of Christianity (2003) in Reviews in Religion and Theology 10 (2003).
- P. Iganski & B. Kosmin, A New Antisemitism? Debating Judeophobia in Twenty-first Century Britain (2003) in Journal of Jewish Studies 57 (2006).
- N. Lochery, Why Blame Israel? (2005) in Journal of Jewish Studies 58 (2007).
- J. Barton, The Nature of Biblical Criticism (2007) in Reviews in Religion and Theology 16 (2009).
- The Green Bible (New Revised Standard Version) (2008) in Reviews in Religion and Theology 17 (2010).