Burkitt Medal

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The Burkitt Medal is awarded annually by the British Academy "in recognition of special service to Biblical Studies". Awards alternate between Hebrew Bible studies (odd years) and New Testament studies (even years). It was established in 1923 and has been awarded to many notable theologians. It is named in honour of Francis Crawford Burkitt.[1]

List of recipients[edit]

The first recipient of the Burkitt medal was R. H. Charles (1925). Below is a full list of recipients:[1][2]


Year Recipient Area of study
2000 Hans Dieter Betz New Testament
2001 Rudolf Smend Hebrew Bible
2002 Gerd Theissen New Testament
2003 Bertil Albrektson Hebrew Bible
2004 Morna Hooker New Testament
2005 Pierre-Maurice Bogaert OSB Hebrew Bible
2006 Graham Stanton New Testament
2007 Alberto Soggin Hebrew Bible
2008 Richard Bauckham New Testament
2009 Ernest Nicholson Hebrew Bible


Year Recipient Area of study Citation
2010 Ulrich Luz New Testament
2011 Andrew Mayes Hebrew Bible
2012 Christopher Tuckett New Testament
2013 R. E. Clements Hebrew Bible
2014 N. T. Wright New Testament
2015 David J. A. Clines Hebrew Bible "in recognition of his significant contribution to the study of the Hebrew Bible and Hebrew lexicography"[3]
2016 Barbara Aland New Testament "for her significant contribution to New Testament textual research"[4]
2017 Takamitsu Muraoka Hebrew Bible "for his outstanding contribution to the study of Hebrew grammar and syntax, and the Septuagint"[5]
2018 Rev. Professor Christopher Charles Rowland New Testament "for his wide-ranging contribution to New Testament studies."[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Burkitt Medal (Biblical Studies)". Prizes and Medals. British Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies", British Academy. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Burkitt Medal 2015". British Academy. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  4. ^ "British Academy announces 2016 prizes and medal winners". britac.ac.uk. British Academy. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Prize and medal winners 2017". The British Academy. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Award-winning journalists, prehistorians and world-leading economists honoured with prestigious British Academy prizes and medals". The British Academy. Retrieved 2 October 2018.