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Eleanor Vivian

Tutor in Hebrew Bible

Eleanor Vivian is a PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham. She completed her BA and MPhil (focussing on the Hebrew Bible) at the University of Oxford prior to commencing her PhD research.

Her research spans the fields of biblical studies, disability studies, and metaphor theory, and her thesis focuses specifically on how metaphorical language is used to both describe and conceptualise disabled bodies in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Modules taught:

  • Reading the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Level 4)
  • Biblical Hebrew: Language and Texts (Level 5)
  • Texts in Hebrew (Level 6) 


Vivian, E. (2022). Human Reproduction and Infertility in the Hebrew Bible. Currents in Biblical Research, 21(1), 7–32.