Dr Jonathan Norton
Tutor in New Testament
Dr Jonathan Norton specialises in Early Christian and Jewish Origins.
He has taught biblical studies to undergraduates and graduates in the Universities of London and Oxford since 2006. His teaching includes a wide range of topics within the field of New and Old Testament studies, ancient Jewish practice and belief, koiné Greek and classical Hebrew.
His research interests are:
- Paul's letters in their first-century Mediterranean context
- Paul's first audiences
- early Christian exegesis
- the Dead Sea Scrolls and related literature
- textual criticism of Jewish scriptures.
He is currently collaborating in research at the Georg-August Universität, Göttingen.
- Reading the New Testament (Level 4)
- New Testament Theology (Level 6)
- Norton, Jonathan D.H., Garrick V. Allen and Lindsay A. Aksin (eds), Reading, Writing and Bookish Circles in the Ancient Mediterranean. Education, Literary Culture, and Religious Practice in the Ancient World. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022
- Norton, Jonathan D.H., Contours in the text. Textual variation in the writings of Paul, Josephus, and the Yaḥad. Library of New Testament Studies 430. London: T&T Clark
- “The Lone Genius and the Docile Literati: How Bookish Were Paul’s Churches?” in Jonathan D.H. Norton, Garrick V. Allen and Lindsay A. Askin (eds), Reading, Writing and Bookish Circles in the Ancient Mediterranean. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, 105-133
- “Reading, Writing and Bookish Circles in the Ancient Mediterranean: An Introduction” in Jonathan D.H. Norton, Garrick V. Allen and Lindsay A. Askin (eds), Reading, Writing and Bookish Circles in the Ancient Mediterranean. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022, 1-11
- “The Qumran library and the shadow it casts on the wall of the cave”. Garrick V. Allen and John Anthony Dunne (eds), Ancient Readers and Their Scriptures: Engaging the Hebrew Bible in Early Judaism and Christianity. Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, 107. Leiden: Brill, 2019
- “Composite quotations in the Damascus Document” in Adams, Sean A., and Seth M. Ehorn (eds), Composite Citations in Antiquity. Library of New Testament Studies. Bloomsbury, 2016, chapter 6, 92-118