Dr Catrin Williams BA (Wales), PhD (Cantab)
Contact DetailsSchool of Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies
Tel: 01570 424742 (4742)
LocationSheikh Khalifa Building
Job TitleSenior Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Role in the University
- Undergraduate teaching
- Postgraduate supervision
2006-2010 Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, School of Theology and Religious Studies, Bangor University
2004-2006 University Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Tutorial Fellow in Theology at Keble College, University of Oxford
1988-2004 Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Bangor
- Society for Old Testament Study
- Society of Biblical Literature (member of the steering committtee of the programme unit ‘John, Jesus, and History’)
- British New Testament Society
- Member of the editorial board of the monograph series ‘Library of New Testament Studies’ (T & T Clark International)
- Member of the editorial board of Journal for the Study of the New Testament
- Member of the editorial board of Biblical Interpretation
- Gospel of John
- Biblical exegesis in late Second Temple Judaism
Research Subject Areas
- Interpretation of the Jewish Scriptures, particularly the Book of Isaiah, in late Second Temple Judaism, post-biblical Judaism (including targumic and rabbinic traditions), and in New Testament texts.
- Memory, literacy and orality in ancient Judaism and early Christianity
- John’s Gospel and Jewish apocalyptic
‘Memory, Identity and Group Demarcation in the Gospel of John’, The Bible and Group Demarcation in Late Antiquity, eds. M. Lavee & R. Nikolsky (Jewish and Christian Perspectives; Leiden: Brill) (forthcoming).
‘First-Century Media Culture and Abraham as a Figure of Memory in John 8:31-59’, The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture, eds. A. Le Donne & T. Thatcher (London: T & T Clark International) (forthcoming, April 2011).
‘“Seeing the Glory”: The Reception of Isaiah’s Call-Vision in John 12:41’, Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition: Festschrift for Professor Maurice Casey, ed. J.G. Crossley (London: Equinox Press) (forthcoming, October 2010).
‘The Gospel of John’, The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible, eds. M. Lieb, J. Roberts, E. Mason, C. Rowland (Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology; Oxford: OUP, 2010), 104-117.
‘Newid Hinsawdd a’r Weledigaeth Apocalyptaidd’, Y Traethodydd, 2009, 226-35.
‘Inspecting an Aerial Photograph of John’s Engagement with Sources’, “What We Have Heard from the Beginning”: The Past, Present and Future of Johannine Studies, ed. T. Thatcher (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007), 83-86.
‘Isaiah and Johannine Christology’, “As Those Who Are Taught”: The Reception of Isaiah from the LXX to the SBL, eds. P.K. Tull & C.M. McGinnis (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2006), 107-24.
‘Isaiah in John’s Gospel’, Isaiah in the New Testament, eds. S. Moyise & M.J.J. Menken (London/New York: T & T Clark International, 2005), 101-17.
‘Interpretations of the Identity and Role of Jesus’, The Biblical World, ed. J. Barton (London: Routledge, 2003), Vol. II, 332-56.
Llyfr Datguddiad (Caernarfon: Gwasg Pantycelyn, 2002).
‘“I Am” or “I Am He”? Self-Declaratory Pronouncements in the Fourth Gospel and Rabbinic Tradition’, Jesus in Johannine Tradition, eds. R.T. Fortna & T. Thatcher (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001), 343-52.
I am He: The Interpretation of ’Anî Hû’ in Jewish and Early Christian Literature (WUNT II:113; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2000).
I am currently writing a monograph on the reception of Isaiah in the Gospel of John. The study focuses on the influence of the prophecies of Isaiah on various aspects of Johannine christology and examines Jewish and Johannine perceptions of Isaiah as a visionary prophet.I am also co-editing a volume of essays entitled John’s Gospel and Intimations of Apocalyptic, in which twelve scholars engage in the first extended discussion of the relationship between John’s Gospel and Jewish apocalyptic thought.