Rev. Dr Jeremy Corley

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Rev. Dr Jeremy Corley

Lecturer in Sacred Scripture / Director of Research

Theology

Contact Details

Email: Jeremy.Corley@spcm.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 708 3371
Office: 2 Dunboyne House

Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

  • Book of Sirach (Ben Sira)
  • Second Temple Jewish literature
  • Religious impact of COVID-19

Highlighted Publications

Rewriting Biblical History: Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes
Sirach: New Collegeville Bible Commentary
Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature
Second online edition: Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship

Research

Sirach. New Collegeville Bible Commentary, Old Testament, vol. 21. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2013.

Ben Sira’s Teaching on Friendship. Brown Judaic Studies 316. Providence: Brown Judaic Studies, 2002.

Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul. Co-edited with Renate Egger-Wenzel. DCLY 2011. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

Rewriting Biblical History: Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes. Co-edited with Harm van Grol. DCLS 7. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.

New Perspectives on the Nativity (editor). London/New York: T&T Clark, 2009.

Studies in the Greek Bible. Co-edited with Vincent Skemp. CBQ Monograph Series 44. Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2008.

Intertextual Studies in Ben Sira and Tobit. Co-edited with Vincent Skemp. CBQ Monograph Series 38. Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2005.

Prayer from Tobit to Qumran.  Co-edited with Renate Egger-Wenzel. DCLY 2004. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004.

Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature. Co-edited with Geoffrey David Miller. DCLS 31. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019.

“Sirach Chapter 2 and the Temple,” in Various Aspects of Worship in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, ed. Ibolya Balla, Géza G. Xeravits, József Zsengellér. DCLY 2016/2017. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2017. Pp. 76-105.

“Arboreal Metaphors and Botanical Symbolism in the Theodotion Susanna Narrative,” in: The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, ed. Markus Witte and Sven Behnke. DCLY 2014/2015. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015. Pp. 125-52.

“Psalm 110(109) and Israelite Royal Ritual,” Salmanticensis 64 (2017) 41-71.

“Divine Creation and Human Mortality from Genesis to Ben Sira,” Irish Theological Quarterly 81 (2016) 343-61.

“Friendship in the Hebrew Wisdom Literature,” in Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 38 (2015) 27-51.

“Tripartite Creation in Sirach 16:26–17:4,” Studia Biblica Slovaca 7 (2015) 155-84.  

“Judith,” in T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint, ed. James K. Aitken. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015. Pp. 222-36.  

“Elements of Jewish Identity in Ben Sira,” Biblische Notizen 164 (2015) 3-19.  

“Wisdom and Fear of God in Ben Sira 1:11-21: Second Temple Perspectives.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 30 (2020) 46–56.

“Elijah among the Former Prophets in Hebrew Ben Sira 48:1-12,” Studia Biblica Slovaca 12/2 (2020) 198-226.

“Creation and Cosmos in Greek Sirach 18:1-10,” in Cosmos and Creation: Second Temple Perspectives, ed. Renate Egger-Wenzel, Michael W. Duggan, and Stefan C. Reif. DCLY 2019. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020. Pp. 223-43.

“Afterlife Hope Before the New Testament: A Descriptive Survey,” in Proceedings of the Irish Biblical Association 41 (2018/2019) 1-22.

“Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Theology in Ben Sira 17:25–18:14,” in On Wings of Prayer: Sources of Jewish Worship. Festschrift for Stefan Reif, ed. Nuria Calduch-Benages, Michael W. Duggan, and Dalia Marx. DCLS 44. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. Pp. 55-69.

“Ben Sira’s Hebrew Poetry in Comparison with the Psalter,” in Discovering, Deciphering and Dissenting: Ben Sira Manuscripts after 120 Years, ed. James K. Aitken, Renate Egger-Wenzel, and Stefan C. Reif. DCLY 2018/2019. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. Pp. 243-66.

“Bible and Culture as a Two-way Street in the Friendship Poem of Sirach Chapter 6,” in The Cultural Reception of the Bible: Explorations in Theology, Literature and the Arts: Festschrift for Brendan McConvery, ed. Salvador Ryan and Liam M. Tracey. Dublin: Four Courts, 2018. Pp. 207-17.

“No Small Difference When Introducing Samuel in Sirach 46:13,” in Figures who Shape Scriptures, Scriptures that Shape Figures: Essays in Honour of Benjamin G. Wright III, ed. Géza Xeravits and Greg Schmidt Goering. DCLS 40. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2018. Pp. 30-55.

Biography

Priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth (UK), ordained in 1987. Studied Hebrew at Oxford University (BA/MA) and Theology at Oscott College, Birmingham. Curate at St Joseph’s Church, Aldershot (1987-92). Doctorate in Biblical Studies (1992-96) at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Parish Priest, St Joseph’s Church, Newbury (1996-98). Lecturer in Scripture at Ushaw College, Durham (1998-2011). Member, Executive Committee of Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain (1998—2011; Chair 2004-2006). Member of Catholic Biblical Association of America. Member of editorial board of Catholic Biblical Quarterly (term 2012-2019). Vice-President, International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, Salzburg (2003—present).President of the Irish Biblical Association (2018—present).

Jeremy Corley says: “My main research interests are the Book of Sirach and biblical intertextuality, and I have written or edited ten books, as well as sixty articles on various biblical topics. I am interested in supervising doctoral research on Old Testament wisdom literature, biblical intertextuality, narrative readings of the Old Testament, and Second Temple Judaism.”

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3823-4964

BOOKS

Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature. Co-edited with Geoffrey David Miller. DCLS 31. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019.

https://www.degruyter.com/view...

Sirach. New Collegeville Bible Commentary, Old Testament, vol. 21. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2013.

https://www.litpress.org/Produ...

Emotions from Ben Sira to Paul. Co-edited with Renate Egger-Wenzel. DCLY 2011. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2012.

https://www.degruyter.com/view...

Rewriting Biblical History: Essays on Chronicles and Ben Sira in Honor of Pancratius C. Beentjes. Co-edited with Harm van Grol. DCLS 7. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.

https://www.degruyter.com/view...

New Perspectives on the Nativity (editor). London/New York: T&T Clark, 2009.

http://cbagb.org.uk/pdfs/088_N...

Studies in the Greek Bible. Co-edited with Vincent Skemp. CBQ Monograph Series 44. Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2008.

https://catholicbiblical.org/p...

Intertextual Studies in Ben Sira and Tobit. Co-edited with Vincent Skemp. CBQ Monograph Series 38. Washington, DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2005.

https://catholicbiblical.org/p...

Prayer from Tobit to Qumran. Co-edited with Renate Egger-Wenzel. DCLY 2004. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004.

https://www.degruyter.com/view...

Unlocking the Gospels: Five Keys for Biblical Interpretation [booklet]. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004.

https://litpress.org/Products/...

Ben Sira’s Teaching on Friendship. Brown Judaic Studies 316. Providence: Brown Judaic Studies, 2002.

https://www.sbl-site.org/publi...



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