Dr Chris Thomson

Dr Chris Thomson joined Moore from the University of Edinburgh where he was Teaching Fellow in Biblical Studies. He previously taught Hebrew in the University of Cambridge and Hebrew, Greek and Old Testament at Oak Hill College in London.

Chris has degrees in law from the University of Oxford and in theological and pastoral studies from Oak Hill College. He also has an MPhil and PhD in Biblical Studies from the University of Cambridge. His doctoral thesis at Cambridge was entitled ‘The Removal of Sin in the Book of Zechariah’. He has more recently been Junior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies at Tyndale House in Cambridge.

Chris has worked on the staff of St Helen’s Bishopsgate in London and has been an active member of St Andrew the Great in Cambridge. Those who have worked with him speak highly of him as an excellent Bible teacher as well as a scholar.


Publications

“What is Aspect? Competing Definitions in General Linguistics and New Testament Studies,”
in The Greek Verb Revisited: A Fresh Approach for Biblical Exegesis (ed. Steven E. Runge and
Christopher J. Fresch; Bellingham, Wash.: Lexham Press, 2016), 13–80
“The ‘Seven Eyes’ of Zech 3:9 and the Meaning of the Dual Form,” Vetus Testamentum 62 (2012):
115–28
Review of Joseph Lam, Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a
Religious Concept, Themelios 42 (2017): 153–54
Review of Bryan J. Whitfield, Joshua Traditions and the Argument of Hebrews 3 and 4, in Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2015 (ed. Deborah W. Rooke; London: SAGE, 2015), 181
Review of Sun Myung Lyu, Righteousness in the Book of Proverbs, in Society for Old Testament Study Book List 2014 (ed. Deborah W. Rooke; London: SAGE, 2014), 101–2
Review of Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Zechariah and His Visions: An Exegetical Study of Zechariah’s
Vision Report, Journal of Theological Studies, forthcoming

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS

  • “Should We Speak of Jesus ‘Paying Our Debt’ On the Cross?” Moore College School of Theology
  • “What Is Aspect? Competing Definitions in Linguistics and New Testament Studies” 2015 Conference on Linguistics and the Greek Verb, Cambridge
  • “Righteousness in the Hebrew Bible and Misconceptions in New Testament Scholarship” 2015 Cambridge New Testament Senior Seminar
  • “Was the Exile a Payment of Debt? The Supposed rṣh II in Lev. 26 and Isa. 40:2” 2015 Society for Old Testament Study Winter Meeting, Cambridge
  • “Tom Wright on Paul and Justification: An Old Testament Perspective” 2014 Conference on Justification with N. T. Wright, Theologische Universiteit Kampen
  • “Deuteronomy and the Passover Lamb: A Case of Semantic Overloading?” 2014 Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Vienna
  • “Metaphors for Sin: A Response to Recent Research” 2012 Cambridge Old Testament Senior Seminar
  • “‘How Long?’ Now And Not Yet in Zechariah 1–8” 2010 Cambridge Old Testament Graduate Seminar
  • “Uncovering the Woman in Zechariah’s Ephah (Zech. 5:5–11)” 2010 Congress of the International Organisation for the Study of the Old Testament, Helsinki
  • “The Lord’s Choosing of Jerusalem and the Seven-Eyed Stone of Zech. 3:9” 2009 Oxbridge Old Testament Graduate Seminar, Cambridge
Latest Books, Blogs
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Previous Experience
  • 2015–16 University of Edinburgh, Teaching Fellow in Biblical Studies (part-time)
  • 2012–13 Oak Hill College, London, Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Studies (part-time)
  • 2012–15 Tyndale House, Cambridge, Junior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies 2012–15
  • 2001–04 St. Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate, London, City Worker
  • 1998–2001 Ernst & Young, Trainee Chartered Accountant, Investment Management Tax
  • Academic Biography
  • 2013 University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation: “The Removal of Sin in the Book of Zechariah”
  • 2008 University of Cambridge, M.Phil. in Theology and Religious Studies Dissertation: “The ṣdq Word Group in the Book of Isaiah”
  • 2007 B.A. Hons. (1st Class) in Theological and Pastoral Studies Dissertation: “Optimism and Pessimism in Deuteronomy 29–32”
  • 1998 University of Oxford, B.A. Hons. (1st Class) in Jurisprudence
  • Professional Memberships
  • 2016– Fellowship of Biblical Studies
  • 2013– European Association of Biblical Studies
  • 2012– Institute for Biblical Research
  • 2008– Society for Old Testament Study
  • 2008– Tyndale Fellowship
  • 2007– Society of Biblical Literature
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