Dr J Thomas Hewitt

Dr J Thomas Hewitt
Dr J Thomas Hewitt
Dr J Thomas Hewitt

BS MDiv MLitt PhD


Accepting PhDs



I am currently Lecturer in Early Judaism and Christian Origins, prior to which I held the Kirby Laing Research Fellow in New Testament. My PhD is in New Testament and Christian Origins from the University of Edinburgh (2018), and my recent research focuses on ancient scriptural interpretation, early Jewish messianism, and Christology. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on biblical literature and interpretation.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • School Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy & Art History
  • PhD Program Coordinator, Department of Divinity & Religious Studies.
External Memberships
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical Literature (2022–)
  • Peer-reviewer, Journal of Theological Studies (2024)
  • Co-chair, "Ancient Judaism and Christianity" Seminar, British New Testament Society (2021–)

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Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Divinity.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

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Accepting PhDs


My current supervision areas are: Divinity.

I supervise doctoral research pertaining to early Judaism and Christian origins, including but not limited to New Testament. In particular, I am interested in projects related to any of the following: the Pauline epistles, Hebrews, Revelation, Christology, Jewish and/or Christian messianism, scriptural interpretation in antiquity, ancient constrictions of ethnic identity, apocalyptic literature, intersections of ancient Jewish and Christian thought and reading practices. However, do not hesitate to contact me about projects adjacent to or beyond these topics.

Areas of Current or Past Supervision

  • Galatians, Second Temple Judaism, and Ethics
  • Synoptic Gospels and Eschatology
  • Gospel of John and Pneumatology
  • Social Scientific Criticism and the NT
  • Romans 7 and the Self
  • 'Gospel' in the New Testament and Patristic Literature
  • Romans 9–11 and Jewish Scriptural Interpretation
  • 'Revelation' in Early Christian Literature

Teaching Responsibilities

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Exploring the New Testament 
  • Like a Prayer: The Bible in Art, Literature, and Music 
  • The Practice of Biblical Interpretation (regular guest lecturer)
  • God and Salvation in the Letters of the New Testament 

Postgraduate Courses:

  • Israel’s Scriptures at the Turn of the Common Era 
  • New Testament Studies in Process: Currents & Themes 
  • Dissertation Writing 
  • Theology and Aesthetics (regular guest lecturer)

Reading Groups and Seminars:

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

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