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C. L. Crouch appointed Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Ancient Judaism

Date of news: 4 June 2021

C.L. Crouch has been appointed Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Ancient Judaism at the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of Radboud University, with effect from 1 August 2021.

Crouch’s research lies at the intersection of ethics, theology, and community identities, with a historical focus on the social and intellectual worlds of ancient Israel and the ancient Near East and a contemporary focus on the relevance of the Hebrew Bible for ethics and social justice.

Her current project incorporates trauma studies, social-scientific research on involuntary migration, and postcolonial theory to understand the consequences of the Babylonian exile on Israelite and Judahite identities, paying special attention to the biblical prophetic books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel. She is also working on an introduction to Isaiah and a commentary on Amos.

About C. L. Crouch

CrouchCrouch studied Religious Studies (BA, Scripps) and Theology (PGDip, MPhil, Oxford) before obtaining her DPhil at the University of Oxford with the thesis ‘War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East: Military Violence in Light of Cosmology and History’. She was Lecturer then Associate Professor in Hebrew Bible at the University of Nottingham (2011-2018), where she also earned her teaching degree (PGCHE, Nottingham). Since 2018 she is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is also a Research Associate in the Department of Old Testament and Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Pretoria.

She has authored and edited several books, including War and Ethics in the Ancient Near East (de Gruyter, 2009), Israel and the Assyrians (Society of Biblical Literature, 2014), The Making of Israel (Brill, 2014), Israel and Judah Redefined (Cambridge University Press, 2021), and, with J.M. Hutton, Translating Empire (Mohr Siebeck, 2019).

She serves on the editorial board of a number of journals and book series, including Ancient Near East Monographs (Society of Biblical Literature), Old Testament Library (Westminster John Knox), Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (Mohr Siebeck), and Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (de Gruyter). In 2017 she received the David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship (Society of Biblical Literature); she has also held fellowships at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; St John’s College, Oxford; the University of Göttingen; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge; and Keble College, Oxford.

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