Dr Alison Gray
Tutor in Old Testament Language, Literature & Theology

Email: via the Tutorial Office tutorial@westminster.cam.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 330649

Alison Gray is the Director of Studies and Tutor in Old Testament Language, Literature & Theology. She joined Westminster in July 2016, having previously been Director of Studies and Tutor in Old Testament at Westcott House, a sister college within the Cambridge Theological Federation.

Alison is a Lay Preacher and an Elder in her local URC church in Fulbourn. Alison studied Theology at Cambridge University, where she completed her BA, before training to be a secondary school teacher in R.E. She later returned to Cambridge to complete her MPhil in Old Testament and PhD on Hebrew metaphors in the Psalms.

Alison teaches Ancient Hebrew, Biblical Exegesis and Interpretation, and Adult Education and Discipleship in the Cambridge Theological Federation. She supervises students up to doctoral level and is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Cambridge Faculty of Divinity. She has recently completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the Institute of Continuing Education (University of Cambridge) and is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Alison’s research interests include the Theology of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Semantics of Ancient Hebrew, Reception History of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the Book of Psalms and Metaphor in Bible translation and interpretation.

Publications include
‘g’l’ in H – J Fabry and U. Dahmen (eds.), Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten 1 (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011).
Psalm 18 in Words and Pictures: A Reading Through Metaphor (Biblical Interpretation Series 127; Leiden: Brill, 2014).
‘pdh’ in H-J. Fabry and U.Dahmen (eds.), Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten 3 (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2016).
‘Reception of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible’ in J. Barton (ed.), The Old Testament: A Princeton Guide (Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016).
‘Reflections on the Meaning(s) of ‘yr in the Hebrew Bible’ for H. Marlow and J Aitken (eds.), The City in the Hebrew Bible (LHBOTS, 2016).
“Hear the Metaphors that I am Commanding You Today! The Affective Dimension of Metaphor Clusters in Deuteronomy 4”, in Danilo Verde and Antje Labahn, eds. Networks of Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible (BETL 309; Leuven, Peeters, 2020).
“Re-imag(in)ing or Distorting Texts? ‘Image-fields’, and the multi-valent ‘bow’ in Psalm 18.35”, in Ryan Bonfiglio, Brent Strawn & Joel LeMon (eds.), Through the Eyes of the Ancient Near East: Othmar Keel’s Symbolism of the Biblical World 50 Years Later (Eisenbrauns, forthcoming)