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Dr Stefano Salemi

Tutor in New Testament Greek

Dr Stefano Salemi is a scholar of biblical studies, languages, and theology. He possesses the rare expertise of someone with doctorates from the UK and Italy in both biblical studies and languages, and theology.

Dr Salemi has doctorates in both Hebrew Bible and New Testament from Italy and the UK.

He teaches and conducts research in the fields of biblical studies and exegesis, hermeneutics, Hebrew and Greek languages and semantics, biblical and systematic-historical theology, reception history, and intertextual studies. 

He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has taught at various universities, including Oxford and King’s College London. His publications include books on Christ’s death in John (2014) on Hebrew semantics and Ezekiel (forthcoming), and on the Christology of the cross (forthcoming).   

He is Director of the Australian Centre for Biblical and Theological Research (ACBTR) and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Language and Theology, Director of Research, and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Perth Bible College (PBC)/ Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) University College (AU). 

He has also held,or continues to hold, research and/or teaching posts at various universities, including:  Harvard, Yale, Oxford, King’s College London, the Theological Faculty of Apulia, North-West University (South Africa) the University of Sheffield, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Pretoria.

He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Modules taught:  

  • New Testament Greek: Language and Texts (Level 5) 
  • Texts in Greek (Level 6) 


Peer-Reviewed Monographs/Books 

  • 2025: (Ed.) The Johannine Passion Narrative in Polyvalent Perspective (Brill, BINS).
  • 2024: A Linguistic-Theological Exegesis of Ezekiel as môphēt:- “I have made you a sign” (Ezekiel 12:6) (Brill, Studia Semitica Neerlandica).
  • 2024: Perché Gesù è morto? …e subito ne uscì sangue e acqua [tr. Why did Jesus die? …and immediately blood and water came out] (Mantova: Universitas Studiorum). 
  • 2024: “Remember that Christ risked all” - Assessing Infinite Risk Theology (tbc)   
  • 2014: Il significato della morte di Cristo, lettura storico-esegetica di Giov. 19:34 (Bari: Editrice Ecumenica)  

Chapters in Books and Edited Volumes 

  • 2024: “מוֹפֵת –identity: The Exile of the Prophet Ezekiel (12:1-16),” in Ezekiel’s Sign-Acts: Method and Interpretation (Editors: P.Barter and T.Mayfield; Series “Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft,” De Gruyter). 
  • 2021: “Suffering of Christ: Suffering of people,” The T&T Clark Handbook of the Early Church (Editors: Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski, Ilaria L.E. Ramelli & John Anthony McGuckin; T&T Clark). 
  • 2021: “The wounded Christ of the Fourth Gospel - New Testament interpretation in Alexandrian tradition”- First volume of the new monograph series History of Biblical Exegesis (Editors: Mark Elliott, Michael Legaspi, David Lincicum, Jennie Grillo, and Benjamin Schliesser; Mohr Siebeck). 
  • 2014: “Esegesi Ecclesiologica della morte di Cristo,” in Il Sangue della Redenzione (XII.n.2; Rome: Sanguis Edizioni), 23-59 
  • 2012: “Aspetti Sacramentali e Aspetti Soteriologici,” in Il Sangue della Redenzione (X.n.1; Rome: Sanguis Edizioni), 21-115. 
  • 2014: “Dichiarazione congiunta sulla dottrina della giustificazione,” O 'Odigos (Bari: Centro P.Salvatore): 10-13.  
  • 2013: “La Riforma Protestante tra insegnamento e predicazione,” Analecta Nicolaiana (Bari): 152-156. 
  • 2012: “Sacramenti tra anamnesi e pictura verbi,” O 'Odigos (Bari: Centro P.Salvatore Manna): 15-18. 
  • 2010: “L’inno liturgico ispirato al Salmo 46 nella poesia religiosa di Lutero” Analecta Nicolaiana (Bari, 2010): 166-171. 
  • 2009: - “L’unità della Chiesa nel commentario di Gerolamo agli Efesini,” Analecta Nicolaiana (Bari): 70-75.