Wycliffe Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr John Screnock as Tutor in Old Testament. John is currently the Research Fellow in Hebrew Bible in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, where he has taught Old Testament, Dead Sea Scrolls, Hebrew and Ugaritic - indeed, he is about to publish A Grammar of Ugaritic. He is also Co-investigator and Executive Director of Oxford’s Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible project. His PhD, at the University of Toronto, was on Exodus, and he has published extensively, with some of his most recent work being on the Psalms.
John has lived in Oxford for over five years, and he and family are members of St Andrew’s Church, North Oxford.
‘I am very excited about having John as part of the team here at Wycliffe’, says the Revd Dr Michael Lloyd, Principal of Wycliffe Hall. ‘John has already done some Hebrew teaching for us, and got rave reviews from students. His linguistic and textual skills will enable him (and therefore our students) to give the biblical texts the careful scholarly attention they warrant and repay. And his knowledge of the Ancient and Later Near East will help us to understand those texts more richly, and live them more faithfully in our very different world. Everyone at Wycliffe is very much looking forward to having John as part of our community.’
Dr Screnock writes, ‘I’m thrilled to be joining the Wycliffe community as Tutor in Old Testament. Wycliffe Hall has a rich history of training church leaders and serving God in the pursuit of knowledge; it is a real honour to join the current staff in the continued pursuit of these goals.’
He will start at Wycliffe in Michaelmas Term 2021.