Thea Gomelauri

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Director of the Oxford Interfaith Forum, Senior Research Fellow at Augsburg University, USA.
Correspondence Address: 
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE.
Research Interests:
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Reception History of the Bible
  • Comparative Religions
  • Ancient Near Eastern literature
Current projects:
Recent Publications:
David’s Children in Art, in L. Tiemeyer, and D. Shepherd D (eds.), Oxford Handbook on King David. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
Saint Paul of Thebes in Georgian Manuscript and Ecclesiastical Culture, in L. Agaiby L (ed.), The Lives of St. Paul the First Hermit. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming.
Retelling and Reimagining Abishag’s Story, in L. Tiemeyer (ed.)The Routledge Handbook of the Hebrew Bible in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry. Routledge. Forthcoming.
Satan between the Sages and the Fathers, in M. Vinzent (Ed.), Studia Patristica. Vol. CXXIII – Papers presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2019: Volume 20: Biblica; Judaica; Philosophica, Theologica, Ethica (Vol. 123, pp. 385–398). Leuven: Peeters Publishers.
Book Reviews:
Gomelauri, T. (2021) Women in the Bible, Jaime Clark-Soles. Westminster John Knox Press, 2020 (ISBN 978-0-66-423401-0). Reviews in Religions and Theology, 28:3, 263-65.
Gomelauri, T. (2020) The Land and Its People: 1-2 Kings, Johanna W.H.Van Wijk-Bos. William B Eerdmans Publishing Company. Reviews in Religions and Theology, 28:2, 231-33. 
Gomelauri, T. (2021) David in Distress: His Portrait Through the Historical Psalms. Vivian L. Johnson, Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2020 (ISBN 978-0-5676-9205-4), Reviews in Religions and Theology, 28:1, 69-71. 
Gomelauri, T. (2020) The Art of Mystical Narrative: A Poetics of the Zohar, Eitan P. Fishbane. Oxford University Press, 2018. (ISBN 978-0-19-994863-5), Reviews in Religions and Theology, 27:4, 518-520.
Conference Papers and Presentations:
The King David Code: Mystery of Psalm 30. LOGOS Fellows webinar, Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO). 2022.
Job in Crisis. The Annual Conference of the British Association for Jewish Studies. World in Crisis: Reflections and Responses from Antiquity to the Present. University of Southampton and the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations. 2021.
The Book of Job: Enigma. The Oxford Branch of the Council of Christians and Jews. 2020.
Responsible Reading of Sacred Scriptures of the Religious Other. Conference of the Inter Faith Theological Advisory Group of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland on Crossing Boundaries of Faith – towards a Christian Theological Understanding of Inter-religious Ritual Participation: Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities. Glasgow, Scotland. 2020.
Exegetical (Ex)change: Jewish ‘Satan’ vs. Christian ‘Demon’. XVIII Quadrennial International Conference on Patristic Studies. University of Oxford. 2019.
When Commentary is Not Commentary: The Reception Commentary of 1 Kings 1-2. The Annual Conference of British Association of Jewish Studies on What is commentary? The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the University of Oxford. 2019.
Reading Job through the Lens of Moses. The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion Annual Conference on Compassion and Theodicy: Practice, Thought, and Tradition. The University of Oxford. 2019.
What Would You Do on the Worst Day of Your Life? The Pointers by King David. The Oxford Branch of the Council of Christians and Jews. Pusey House. 2019.
Moses about Moses: Unusual Letters of the Torah. The Oxford Branch of the Council of Christians and Jews. 2018.
King David in the Great Scriptures v. Modern Biblical Scholarship. Study Day on The Great Scriptures: 500 years since the publishing of the Great Scriptures – Mikraot Gadolot. The Oxford University Chabad Society. 2018.
The Puzzle of Psalm 30. The Oxford Psalms Network. The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) at the University of Oxford. Pusey House. 2018.
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