Cian Power

Cian Power


Instructor in Biblical Hebrew




I grew up in Gloucestershire and first came to Oxford to read a BA in Philosophy and Theology (2008) and an MSt in Jewish Studies (2009) at Oriel College, Oxford. My PhD dissertation, entitled “Attitudes towards Linguistic Diversity in the Hebrew Bible” (Harvard University, 2015), was supervised by Peter Machinist. I subsequently held a postdoctoral research fellowship in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Exegesis at the Department of Theology of Uppsala University, Sweden (2016-2018). I have also worked as an academic translator and editor.

Research Area

Biblical Studies: Old Testament

Research Interests

Questions of identity in ancient Israel and Judah and the Hebrew Bible; language and society in ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible; the representation of the Northern Kingdom of Israel in the Hebrew Bible.



Cian Power