Dr J Thomas Hewitt
Dr J Thomas Hewitt

Dr J Thomas Hewitt

BS MDiv MLitt PhD




KCF26 (King's College Annexe)



School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3UB
United Kingdom

External Memberships

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Literature (2022–)
  • Co-chair, "Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament" Program Unit, British New Testament Society (2021–)

Latest Publications

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Research Overview


  • early Jewish literature
  • Christian origins and New Testament 
  • early scriptural interpretation
  • early Jewish and Christian messianologies
  • apocalyptic and mystical texts

Selected Forthcoming Publications

2022 – "Israel’s Scriptures in the New Testament: The Messiah." In The Old Testament in the New: Israel’s Scriptures in the New Testament and other Early Christian Writings. Edited by Matthias Henze and David Lincicum. Eerdmans.

Selected Publications

2022 – "Πνεῦμα, Genealogical Descent, and Things That Do Not Exist according to Paul." New Testament Studies (open access)

2021 – "Review of Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel, by Martha Himmelfarb." Review of Biblical Literature. https://www.sblcentral.org/home/bookDetails/11627.

2020 – Messiah and Scripture: Paul’s “In Christ” Idiom in Its Ancient Jewish Context. WUNT II 522. Mohr Siebeck.

2019 – "Ancient Messiah Discourse and Paul’s Expression ἄχρις οὗ ἔλθῃ τὸ σπέρμα in Galatians 3.19." New Testament Studies 65.3: 398–411.

2019 – "Review of John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel, by Troels Engberg-Pedersen." Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion. http://readingreligion.org/books/john-and-philosophy.

2016 – "Participationism and Messiah Christology in Paul." With Matthew V. Novenson. Pages 393–415 in God and the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N. T. Wright. Edited by Christoph Heilig, J. Thomas Hewitt, and Michael Bird. WUNT II 413. Mohr Siebeck. Reprint, Fortress, 2017.

2016 – God and the Faithfulness of Paul: A Critical Examination of the Pauline Theology of N. T. Wright. Edited with Christoph Heilig and Michael Bird. WUNT II 413. Mohr Siebeck. Reprint, Fortress, 2017.


Current Research

I am currently working on appropriations of imagery and language in ancient apocalyptic and mystical texts.

Past Research

Previously, I have work on scriptural interpretation and messianologies in early Jewish and Christian texts.


I am happy to be contacted to discuss the possibility of supervising doctoral research pertaining to early Judaism and Christian origins (including but not limited to New Testament).


Teaching Responsibilities


  • Exploring the New Testament (Level 1/2)
  • The Bible in Art, Literature, and Music (Level 1/2)
  • God and Salvation in the Letters of Paul (Level 3/4)
  • Isaiah and the New Testament (Level 5)
  • Recent Developments in New Testament Studies (Level 5)

Reading Groups and Seminars:

  • Biblical Studies Research Seminar (PG)
  • New Testament Research Seminar (PG)
  • New Testament Greek Reading Group (UG and PG)

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