The Team

Sydney College of Divinity is a leading Christian Higher Education Provider with self-accrediting authority. We seek to foster self-directed and lifelong learning, equipping our students for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.

Dr Lydia Gore-Jones

Lecturer in Biblical Studies, St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
BA (Beijing Broadcasting Inst), MA (UNSW), BA Hons (Macquarie), PhD (Macquarie)

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 Judaismby Example of 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch.

  • 2020

    When Judaism Lost the Temple: Crisis and Response in 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch

    Brepols, Turnhout Belgium 2020

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles
  • 2019

    Irenaeus and Jewish Apocalyptic Traditions

    In Phronema Vol 34, Number 1, 2019 Pg Nos 1 - 23

  • 2018

    Orality, Literacy and Memory in the Composition and Transmission of Christian Ezra Apocalypses

    Journal of Early Christian History (8), 2018.

  • 2018

    Angelic Mediators: Gabriel, Uriel and Remiel in Jewish Apocalypses

    in John T. Greene (ed.), Angels, A Messenger by Any Other Name in the Judeo-Christian and Islamic Traditions: 2016 Proceedings Volume of the Seminar in Biblical Characters in Three Traditions and in Literature, 55–76, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.