Leslie C. Allen

Senior Professor of Old TestamentSchool of Theology

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BA, MA, University of Cambridge
PhD, DD, University of London

Leslie Allen joined the School of Theology in 1983 as professor of Old Testament and served in that capacity until 2004. He is now senior professor of Old Testament.

Commentaries Allen has written include Jeremiah in the Old Testament Library, Psalms and Ezekiel in the Word Biblical Commentary, and “Chronicles” in The New Interpreter’s Bible. He has also been published in various books and scholarly journals, including the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal of Theological Studies.

In addition to mentoring PhD students, Allen teaches courses on the Hebrew Prophets, Writings, Psalms, and Lamentations. He is involved in associations in both the United Kingdom and the United States, including the Society for Old Testament Study, Tyndale Fellowship, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grant in 1988.

Classes Taught

  • OT502: Hebrew Prophets
  • OT504: Writings
  • OT507: Old Testament Exegesis: Lamentations
  • OT507 Old Testament Exegesis: Psalms

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing

Prophets, Psalms, Chronicles, Ezra-Nehemiah, Lamentations


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