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David Shepherd

David Shepherd

Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Trinity College Dublin
David Shepherd is Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in Trinity’s School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, a member of its Loyola Institute and was the founding director of the Trinity Centre for Biblical Studies from 2016 to 2019.

He is co-author of Ezra & Nehemiah (Eerdmans, 2018), Bertolt Brecht and the David Fragments (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) and author of Targum and Translation (Brill, 2004), The Bible on Silent Film (CUP, 2013), and most recently, King David, Innocent Blood, and Bloodguilt (OUP, 2023). His current research on light variation and religious imagery in stained glass is funded by Templeton. After serving in various roles at Trinity, Prof Shepherd was appointed as Trinity’s Senior Lecturer and Dean of Undergraduate Studies in 2021.

How modern vendettas compare with blood vengeance in the age of King David

Feb 20, 2024 11:06 am UTC| Insights & Views

This article includes reference to the killing of an Aboriginal Australian. The English language has borrowed an Italian word, vendetta, to refer to a family blood-feud. Thanks in part to Hollywoods long fascination...

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