Dr Lydia Gore-Jones’ subject area is Biblical Studies. Her doctoral thesis completed at Macquarie University in 2018 dealt with two Jewish apocalyptic works as response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70. Her research areas cover Jewish and Christian apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, religious ideas in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, and Christian exegesis of scriptures in the early centuries. She has taught subjects related to biblical history and Hebrew language at tertiary level. She had previously worked as radio journalist, translator, and teacher of English as a Second Language.
Lydia was awarded the 2019 CRINT Essay Prize in Early Jewish and Christian Studies for her paper entitled Torah as Wisdom in Late Second Temple Judaism by Example of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.