Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism
University of Chester
Matthew A. Collins completed his PhD at the University of Bristol, where he also taught in the fields of Biblical Studies and ancient Judaism, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Between 2007 and 2011 he was based in Berlin where he co-managed the international and interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) project, examining the cultural and religious influence, impact, and reception of the biblical texts throughout history. He is co-chair of the ‘Biblical World and its Reception’ seminar for the European Association of Biblical Studies, and his research interests include the Dead Sea Scrolls, Second Temple sectarianism, constructed histories, and the Bible in popular culture. He is also interested in questions regarding the impact of the Great War on biblical scholarship and the use of the Bible in its memorialisation and cultural legacy.
Matthew A. Collins is the author of The Use of Sobriquets in the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls (2009)