Joel Bell


Christ Church


DPhil In Oriental Studies (Hebrew and Jewish Studies)


Educational Background:

2004-2008: Furman University (BS in Health and Exercise Science)

2012-2016: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv in Christian Ministry)

2016-2018: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (ThM in Old Testament Studies). 

                    ThM Thesis titled Studies in Septuagint Leviticus: Linguistics, Tradition, and Lexical Choice.

Research Interests:

My current thesis (co-supervised by Dr. Jan Joosten and Dr. Alison G. Salvesen) focuses on the choice of rare literary vocabulary by the translator of Old Greek Job. Other research interests include Biblical Exegesis, Hebrew Poetry, Hebrew Bible Textual Criticism, anything Septuagint, the Old Syriac Gospels, Old Church Slavonic, Classical Greek, Greek Epigraphy, and Greek Papyrology.

Recent Publications and/or Conferences:

2018    International Septuaginta Deutsch Conference (Wuppertal)

            “To Eat or Not to Eat? YHWH’s Food In LXX Leviticus”

2018    Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Denver)  

            “ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑ: A Curious Case of Semantic Borrowing”

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