Dr Lindsey A Askin

MA Hons, PG Cert, MA, PhD

  • BS8 1TB


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Research interests

My teaching area is biblical studies and Jewish studies. My research is in the lexical and text-critical analysis of texts in Hellenistic and early Roman Judaism, with recourse to inscriptions, papyri, and material culture.

In particular, my research interests span:

  • lexicographical, text-critical, and historical linguistic approaches to texts with integration of inscriptions, papyri, and material culture
  • text-criticism, redaction criticism, and empirical method
  • Second Temple Jewish texts, especially Ben Sira and Jubilees
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran studies
  • Septuagint and cognate Jewish-Greek studies
  • scribal culture, literacy, education, allusion, quotation in early Judaism and early Christianity
  • daily life and technology
  • medicine, magic, injury, and warfare


Teaching and Supervising

I teach several units in biblical studies and Jewish studies. I also contribute to team-taught units such as Living Religions West and Issues in the Study of Religion.

I am able to supervise Masters or PhD students.


Prior to Bristol, I was the editorial assistant for the Journal of Theological Studies (2016-18), an honorary research associate at the University of Exeter (2017-18), and a visiting postdoctoral Polonsky fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University of Oxford (spring 2016).

I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge (Queens' College, 2012-16) under the supervision of Dr James K. Aitken. At Cambridge I also supervised/taught Hebrew and Old Testament. I completed an MA in Biblical Studies, working with Professor Robert (C.T.R.) Hayward, at Durham University (Hild-Bede, 2011-12). I did a postgraduate certificate in theory of education (Durham, 2010-11) in Religious Education at secondary level. For my undergraduate, I studied Divinity at the University of Edinburgh (MA Honours, 2006-10).


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