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Dr Daniel King 

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Position:Lecturer in Syriac Studies and Semitic Languages

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 79313
Location:John Percival Building Room 5.13

Research Interests

• The translation of ancient classical and religious texts, especially Bible Translation in Antiquity

• The literary and social culture of the Near East in Late Antiquity as the background for the study of Greek and Syriac texts.
• The reception of Greek philosophical and scientific culture, especially the reception and transformation in Late Antiquity of the commentary genre and the translation of technical philosophical and theological language.
• Biblical Exegesis in Greek and Syriac

Selected Publications

  • The Earliest Translation of Aristotle's Categories in Syriac. Text, Translation, and Commentary. Brill: Leiden, 2010.
  • The Syriac Versions of the Writings of Cyril of Alexandria. A Study in Translation Technique. Peeters: Leuven, 2008.
  • ‘Origenism in Sixth Century Syria. The Case of a Syriac Manuscript of Pagan Philosophy’
  • ‘Alexander of Aphrodisias’ On the Principles of the Universe in its Syriac Adaptation’
  • A Christian Qur’an? An Assessment of Christoph Luxenberg’s Theory on the Origins of the Qur’an

Research Group

  • Religion in Late Antiquity


  • Classical Hebrew 
  • Hebrew Texts  
  • History and Religion of Ancient Israel
  • Ancient, Mediaeval, and Modern Judaism
  • Classical and New Testament Greek
  • Gospel of Matthew in Greek