Dr Lydia Gore-Jones

Lecturer in Biblical Studies, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
BA (Beijing Broadcasting Inst), MA (UNSW), BA Hons (Macquarie), PhD (Macquarie)

Dr Lydia Gore-Jones’ subject area is Biblical Studies. Her doctoral thesis completed at Macquarie University in 2018 dealt with two Jewish apocalyptic works as response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70. Her research areas cover Jewish and Christian apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, religious ideas in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, and Christian exegesis of scriptures in the early centuries. She has taught subjects related to biblical history and Hebrew language at tertiary level. She had previously worked as radio journalist, translator, and teacher of English as a Second Language.

Lydia was awarded the 2019 CRINT Essay Prize in Early Jewish and Christian Studies for her paper entitled Torah as Wisdom in Late Second Temple Judaism by Example of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.

Areas of Interest

  • Jewish and Christian pseudepigrapha and apocalyptic literature
  • Early Christian thoughts in Jewish and Greco-Roman Context

Research Strengths

  • Jewish apocalyptic literature

Awards/Honours

Dr Lydia Gore-Jones was awarded the 2019 CRINT Essay Prize in Early Jewish and Christian Studies for her paper entitled Torah as Wisdom in Late Second Temple Judaism by Example of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch. The CRINT Essay Prize is an initiative of the Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum (CRINT) Foundation, which seeks to encourage high-level scholarship by up-and-coming academics working on the early history of Jews and Christians.

Publications

Books

2020 When Judaism Lost the Temple: Crisis and Response in 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch
Brepols, Turnhout Belgium 2020

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2019 Irenaeus and Jewish Apocalyptic Traditions
In Phronema Vol 34, Number 1, 2019 Pg Nos 1 - 23
2018 Orality, Literacy and Memory in the Composition and Transmission of Christian Ezra Apocalypses
Journal of Early Christian History (8), 2018
2018 Angelic Mediators: Gabriel, Uriel and Remiel in Jewish Apocalypses
in John T. Greene (ed.), Angels, A Messenger by Any Other Name in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic Traditions: 2016 Proceedings Volume of the Seminar in Biblical Characters in Three Traditions and in Literature, 55–76, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

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