Prof Susan Docherty

Research Associate

Professor Docherty’s research interests are in early Jewish and early Christian biblical interpretation. She has published widely on the use of the Scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament. Her most recent publications include:

“The Epistle of Jeremiah.” In Oegema, G.S. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha. 2021, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 397 – 409.

“Intertextuality and Exegetical Techniques in Hebrews.” In Lee, M.P. and Oropeza, B.J. (eds.), Practicing Intertextuality: Jewish and Greco-Roman Exegetical Techniques in the New Testament. 2021, Eugene: Wipf and Stock (Cascade), pp. 58 – 73.

“The Use of the Old Testament in Hebrews Chapter 13.” In Mason, E. and Moffitt, D. (eds.), Son, Sacrifice, and Great Shepherd: Studies on the Epistle to the Hebrews. (WUNT II Series) 2020, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, pp. 207 – 218.

“Between the Testaments: Early Exemplars of Scriptural Formation.” Pastoral Review 16/2 (2020): 48-5.1

“Abraham in Rewritten Bible.” In Adams, S.A. and Domoney-Lyttle, Z. (eds.), Abraham in Jewish and Early Christian Literature. (Library of Second Temple Studies Series 93) 2019, London: Bloomsbury (T&T Clark), pp. 59 – 74.

She is currently working with a team of European biblical scholars on an investigation of the reception of the Exodus narratives in Jewish and Christian literature (to be published by Brill in 2022).

You can find out more about her and her work on the website of Newman University Birmingham, where she is Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism: