Dr Casey Strine

Casey StrineVice-Chancellor's Fellow

Email address: c.a.strine@sheffield.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 0503

Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies address: SIIBS, Jessop West, Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 &RA

Casey's Website: caseystrine.com

Caseycame to Sheffield in the summer of 2013 as part of the University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme. From autumn 2013 to spring 2016 he will be conducting research that focuses on the ways that the social scientific study of forced migration provides new insights into the interpretation and historical growth of the Pentateuch generally, with a particular focus on the patriarchal narrative in Genesis.

This project reflects his broader expertise social scientific approaches to understanding the development of ethnic, national, and religious identity in ancient Israel. Casey’s first monograph—Sworn Enemies: The Divine Oath, the Book of Ezekiel, and the Polemics of Exile—traced those themes in the book of Ezekiel. More recently, he has written on the intersection between divine and human kingship, the appropriation of the imago Dei concept in Ezekiel, and the role of the body in Ezekiel’s vision of the dry bones. Casey is also part of a collaborative project exploring the so-called delay of the parousia in the New Testament in which he explains how the provisional nature of prophetic prediction in the ancient Near East must inform interpretation ofthese Christian texts.