I am currently a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, on research leave from my post as 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).

  • “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 (forthcoming 2020).

  • “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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