Dr. Ken Brown

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Prof. Kalimi)

Biography

  • 2004 B.A. in Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University, Canada.
  • 2007-2009 Research Assistant to Prof. Dirk Büchner, Trinity Western University.
  • 2010 M.A. in Biblical Studies, Trinity Western University. Thesis: Temple Christology in the Gospel of John (Supervisor: Prof. Tony Cummins).
  • 2010-2014 Member of the Sofja-Kovalevskaja Research Group, "Unity and Diversity in Early Jewish Monotheisms", Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • 2011-2012 Guest Member of the Research Group "Götterbilder - Gottesbilder - Weltbilder: Polytheismus und Monotheismus in der Welt der Antike", Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
  • 2015 Doctorate of Theology (Old Testament), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Supervisors: Dr. Nathan MacDonald and Prof. Hermann Spieckermann).
  • 2014-2015 Adjunct Instructor in "Biblical Literature", Whitworth University, USA.
  • Since 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Fields of Research

  • The development of the biblical text
  • Reception History
  • The Book of Job
  • Biblical Narrative

Research Project

  • The Dynamic Development of the Bible: Revision and Reception

Memberships

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • European Association of Biblical Studies

Publications (Selection)

  • “Social Identity and Scriptural Interpretation: An Introduction” (with Brennan Breed), in Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Identity Formation and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions (ed. Ken Brown, Brennan Breed and Alison Joseph; Scriptural Traces / LHBOTS; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019 i.E.).
  • “Negotiating Identity through Interpretation: The Rebellion at Meribah between Jews and Christians,” in Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Identity Formation and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions (ed. Ken Brown, Brennan Breed and Alison Joseph; Scriptural Traces / LHBOTS; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming 2019 i.E.).
  • Reading Other Peoples’ Texts: Identity Formation and the Reception of Authoritative Traditions (ed. with Brennan Breed and Alison Joseph; Scriptural Traces / LHBOTS; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming 2019 i.E.).
  • “The Firstborn of Death: Monotheism and the Mythology of Death in Job 18,” Vetus Testamentum (in press).
  • “How to Charge God with Murder: The Role of the ‘Witness in Heaven’ in Job 16,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 81 (2019): 16-32 (in press).
  • “Intercession. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, (ed. Dale C. Allison Jr., et al.; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 13:2–4.
  • The Vision in Job 4 and Its Role in the Book: Reframing the Development of the Joban Dialogue (Studies of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group on Early Jewish Monotheism 4; Forschungen zum Alten Testament II/75; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015).
  • "Vengeance and Vindication in Numbers 31," Journal of Biblical Literature 134.1 (2015): 65-84.
  • Monotheism in Late Prophetic and Early Apocalyptic Literature (ed. with Nathan MacDonald; Studies of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group on Early Jewish Monotheism 3; Forschungen zum Alten Testament II/72; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).