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Dr Chris Thomson

Junior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies

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Biography

After studying law at university, Chris trained as a Chartered Accountant and spent time in church ministry before undertaking theological studies at Oak Hill College, London and at the University of Cambridge.

Alongside his research fellowship at Tyndale House, Chris is currently an Affiliated Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Cambridge, where he teaches Ruth and 1 Samuel 1–6. He has previously served as a visiting lecturer in Biblical Studies at Oak Hill College in London, teaching Hebrew, Greek, Old Testament, and New Testament, and has supervised undergraduates at the University of Cambridge in both Hebrew and Old Testament.

Research Interests:

Chris's current research focuses on conceptions of sin and its removal in the Hebrew Bible, and on Hebrew lexical semantics, building on his Ph.D. on “The Removal of Sin in the Book of Zechariah” and on his M.Phil. on “The צדק Word Group in the Book of Isaiah.”

Academic Publications:

“The ‘Seven Eyes’ of Zech 3:9 and the Meaning of the Dual Form,” Vetus Testamentum 62 (2012): 115–28