Professor Gordon Wenham MA, PhD

Tutor in Old Testament (part time)


Gordon studied theology at Cambridge University, and went on to do Old Testament research at King's College London. He spent time at Harvard University and in Jerusalem at the Ecole Biblique and the Hebrew University.

He taught Old Testament in the Department of Semitic Studies of Queen's University in Belfast before moving to Cheltenham. He was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire from 1995 to 2005 and now holds the title Professor Emeritus.  He has held teaching positions or served as visiting lecturer at a range of institutions around the world.

He leads Trinity's pilgrimages and study tours to the Holy Land.

He is married to Lynne. They have four children and three grandchildren. 

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Research interests

Pentateuchal Criticism
The Bible and Ethics

Selected publications

The Psalter Reclaimed: praying and praising with the Psalms (Crossway, 2013).
Psalms as Torah: Reading Biblical Song Ethically
(Baker Academic, 2012).
Exploring the Old Testament: the Pentateuch (London: SPCK, 2003).
Story as Torah: Reading the Old Testament Ethically (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000).
Numbers (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997).
Genesis 1-15  Word Biblical Commentary (Waco: Word, 1987).
Genesis 16-50 Word Biblical Commentary (Dallas: Word, 1994).





































Cover of Psalms as Torah