John Day (Old Testament scholar)

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John Day
Born (1948-09-13) 13 September 1948 (age 67)
London
Occupation Old Testament Scholar
Known for Former professor of Old Testament Studies in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford.
Spouse(s) Jane Mary Day (20 June 1981 – present)
Children Lisa Marie (adopted)
Sebastian John (adopted)
Academic background
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge
Academic work

John Day (born 1948) is an English Old Testament scholar. He was Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford (2004–13). He is the editor of In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel (2004) and wrote God's Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea (1985) and Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan (2000). He was Fellow, Tutor in Theology, and Dean of Degrees at Lady Margaret Hall.[1]

He was elected to an Emeritus Fellowship in 2013 at the University of Oxford.[1]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Day, John; May, Herbert G.; Hunt, G. N. S.; Hamilton, R. W., eds. (1984). Oxford Bible Atlas (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-191-43452-5. OCLC 10778645. 
  • ——— (1985). God's Conflict with the Dragon and the Sea: echoes of a Canaanite myth in the Old Testament. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-25600-1. OCLC 10071909. 
  • ——— (1989). Molech: a god of human sacrifice in the Old Testament. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 41. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-36474-4. OCLC 19266509. 
  • ——— (1990). Psalms. Old Testament guides 14. Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 978-1-850-75703-0. OCLC 22706784. 
  • ———; Gordon, Robert P.; Williamson, H. G. M., eds. (1995). Wisdom in Ancient Israel: essays in honour of J. A. Emerton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-42013-6. OCLC 31013372. 
  • ———, ed. (1998). King and Messiah in Israel and the ancient Near East: proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament: Supplement Series 270. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-850-75946-1. OCLC 43952258. 
  • ——— (2000). Yahweh and the gods and goddesses of Canaan. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament: Supplement Series 265. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press. ISBN 978-1-850-75986-7. OCLC 45772196. 
  • ———, ed. (2005). Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel: proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies 422. London; New York: T & T Clark. ISBN 978-0-5670-4262-0. OCLC 58827982. 
  • ———, ed. (2008). In Search of Pre-Exilic Israel: proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament: Supplement Series 406. London; New York: T & T Clark. ISBN 978-0-5670-8196-4. OCLC 57023578. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile - Prof John Day". LMH, Oxford. Retrieved 4 March 2016. 

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