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Philip Alexander, who is also Emeritus Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Manchester, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He is the author of no fewer than 20 books and has written more than 100 scholarly articles.

Welcoming the appointment, Professor Paul Middleton, Professor of New Testament Studies and Early Christian History at the University of Chester, said: “We are delighted that such a distinguished scholar of Biblical Studies has agreed to be associated with the University in this way. Professor Alexander has been a very good friend to the Theology and Religious Studies Department, and has given guest lectures to our students over the years.”

Professor Philip Alexander joins two other Visiting Professors in Biblical Studies at the city’s University, including his wife, Professor Loveday Alexander, a New Testament specialist, along with Professor George Brooke, an expert in the Dead Sea Scrolls.  

Professor Alexander said: “I was very honoured to be invited to become a Visiting Professor at the University of Chester. The reputation of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies has grown enormously in recent years. I look forward to collaborating with Department’s Biblical scholars and the other Visiting Professors in the near future.”

Professor Philip Alexander’s public lecture, ‘Can a non-Jew be a Jewish Theologian? Reflections on 50 years studying Judaism’ will be held on the University of Chester’s Parkgate Road Campus, in the Binks Building (CBK011) on Wednesday December 12 between 7.30pm and 10pm. Admission is free, with no booking required. All are welcome to attend.

 

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