I am currently Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible at the University of Nottingham. My research centres around history, politics and rhetoric in the Hebrew Bible and I am especially interested in how the biblical authors’ perception of historical events has affected the composition of the biblical texts and the history portrayed therein.


  • PhD in Theology, University of Nottingham (2015-18)

  • MSt in Theology, University of Oxford (2014-15)

  • BA Hons in Theology, University of Nottingham (2010-13)

Other Publications


  • Casting Down the Host of Heaven: The Rhetoric of Ritual Failure in the Polemic Against the Host of Heaven. OtSt 78. Leiden: Brill, 2020. (https://brill.com/view/title/56994)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “Victory as Defeat: Narrative Subversion of Omride Strength in 1 Kings 20.” Journal of Theological Studies (forthcoming, 2021-22).

  • “Pharaoh’s Daughter (Exod. 2): The Adoptive Mother’s Sacrifice.” Feminist Theology (forthcoming, 2021).

  • “Athaliah and the Theopolitics of Royal Assassination.” Semitica 62 (forthcoming 2020).

  • “Bereaved Mothers and Masculine Queens: The Politics of Maternal Grief in 1-2 Kings.” Open Theology 6 (2020): 407-422 [open access].  https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/opth/6/1/article-p407.xml

  • “Jezebel.” Bible Odyssey (2020). https://www.bibleodyssey.org/en/people/main-articles/jezebel

  • “Military Coups in Ancient Israel and their Implications for Conceptions of YHWH’s Divine Army.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 34 (2020): 30-42.

  • “The Host of Heaven and the Divine Army: A Reassessment.” Journal of Biblical Literature 138 no. 4 (2019): 741-755.

  • “Jehu’s Slaughter of Judah’s Royal Family at Beth-Eked (2 Kings 10:13-14): A Closer Look.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 131 no. 4 (2019): 537-548.

  • “Nineveh’s Pretensions to Divine Power in Nahum 3:16.” Vetus Testamentum 69 Fasc 3 (2019): 498-504.

  • “Reading ‘House of Jacob’ in Isaiah 48:1-11 in Light of Benjamin.” Journal of Biblical Literature 137 no. 2 (2018): 339-357.

  • “Reading Micaiah’s Heavenly Vision (1 Kings 22:19-23) and 1 Kings 22 as Interpretive Keys.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 130 no. 2 (2018): 204-216.

  • “The Bird and the Mountains: A Note on Psalm 11.” Vetus Testamentum 67 Fasc 3 (2017): 470-479.

  • “On Dying in a City Gate: Implications in the Deaths of Eli, Abner, and Jezebel.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 40 no. 4 (2016): 399-413.

  • “Deutero-Isaiah, J and P: Who is in the Image and Likeness of God? Implications for אדם and Theologies of Creation.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 29 no. 2 (2015): 296-306.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • 2021-22 “The Prophecy Does Not Mean You Have to Do Anything!: Portrayals of Prophecy in Harry Potter.” In The Theological World of Harry Potter (ed. Shaun C. Brown and Taylor J. Ott; Lexington/Fortress Press, forthcoming).

  • 2020-21 “Zephaniah.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets (ed. Julia M. O’Brien; Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

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