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Dr Katie Marcar

Katie Marcar 2020 imageTeaching Fellow in Biblical Languages
PhD(Durham)

Course adviser for undergraduate students
Room 4S12
Tel +64 3 479 9789
Email katie.marcar@otago.ac.nz

Katie Marcar is a Teaching Fellow in Biblical Languages.  She completed a Masters in Biblical Studies at Edinburgh University before completing a PhD in New Testament Studies at Durham University.  In her doctoral thesis, she studied the theme of divine regeneration in 1 Peter. 

She teaches introductory papers on biblical Greek and biblical Hebrew, as well as advanced papers on the Hebrew scriptures and Greek New Testament.

She has published on New Testament textual criticism and is actively engaged in research projects on the use of the Hebrew scriptures in the New Testament as well as the influence of Jewish apocalyptic thinking on the New Testament.

Katie is a Lay Minister in the Anglican Church in New Zealand. She is actively engaged in church ministry, preaching, and youth work.


Main research interests

  • 1 Peter and the Catholic Epistles
  • New Testament use of the Scriptures
  • Jewish apocalyptic literature

Teaching

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Publications

Marcar, K. (2022). Following in the footsteps: Exemplarity, ethnicity and ethics in 1 Peter. New Testament Studies, 68, 253-273. doi: 10.1017/S0028688521000424

Marcar, K. (2022). Divine regeneration and ethnic identity in 1 Peter: Mapping metaphors of family, race, and nation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 322p. doi: 10.1017/9781108888844

Marcar, K. (2022). Exodus in the general letters. In S. M. Ehorn (Ed.), Exodus in the New Testament. (pp. 164-181). London, UK: T&T Clark.

Marcar, K. (2021). Food nourishes our lives in many ways. Otago Daily Times, (17 September). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/food-nourishes-our-lives-many-ways

Marcar, K. (2021, May). Engaging academic debates: Examining race and ethnicity in recent New Testament scholarship [Workshop]. Theology Seminar Programme, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar (University of Otago)].

Marcar, K. (2022). Divine regeneration and ethnic identity in 1 Peter: Mapping metaphors of family, race, and nation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 322p. doi: 10.1017/9781108888844

Authored Book - Research

Marcar, K. (2022). Exodus in the general letters. In S. M. Ehorn (Ed.), Exodus in the New Testament. (pp. 164-181). London, UK: T&T Clark.

Chapter in Book - Research

Marcar, K. (2017). Building a holy house: Identity formation in the Community Rule, 4QFlorilegium and 1 Peter 2.4-10. In K. M. Hockey, M. N. Pierce & F. Watson (Eds.), Muted voices of the New Testament: Readings in the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews. (pp. 41-54). London, UK: Bloomsbury.

Chapter in Book - Research

Marcar, K. (2022). Following in the footsteps: Exemplarity, ethnicity and ethics in 1 Peter. New Testament Studies, 68, 253-273. doi: 10.1017/S0028688521000424

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, K. (2017). In the days of Noah: Urzeit/Endzeit correspondence and the flood tradition in 1 Peter 3-4. New Testament Studies, 63(4), 550-566. doi: 10.1017/S0028688517000133

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, K. (2016). The quotations of Isaiah in 1 Peter: A text-critical analysis. TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, 21. Retrieved from http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/v21/index.html

Journal - Research Article

Marcar, K. (2017). [Review of the book Ecclesiology and the scriptural narrative of 1 Peter]. Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies. Retrieved from https://rbecs.org/2017/02/09/esn1p/

Journal - Research Other

Marcar, K. (2016). [Review of the book Written to serve: The use of scripture in 1 Peter]. Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies. Retrieved from https://rbecs.org/2016/04/08/wts/

Journal - Research Other

Marcar, K. (2021). Food nourishes our lives in many ways. Otago Daily Times, (17 September). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/food-nourishes-our-lives-many-ways

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, K. (2020). Deceptively simple metaphors still subtle and rich. Otago Daily Times, (20 November). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/deceptively-simple-metaphors-still-subtle-and-rich

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, K. (2019). Bible study can still surprise in 2019. Otago Daily Times, (19 July). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/bible-study-can-still-surprise-2019

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, K. (2019). Biblical views: As in the days of Noah: The apocalyptic world of 1 Peter. Biblical Archaeology Review, 45(2).

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, K. (2018). One nation's issue affects us all. Otago Daily Times, (20 July). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/one-nations-issue-affects-us-all

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Marcar, K. (2019, June). Are daughters of Sarah called to silent submission (and/or abuse)? Investigating the exhortation to women in 1 Peter 3:1-6. Verbal presentation at the Trajectories in the Interpretation of Scripture Models, Issues and Prospects Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marcar, K. (2019, October). Begotten into the people of God: Mapping systematic metaphors in 1 Peter. Verbal presentation at the Body Politic Metaphor in Discourse, Past and Present Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Girsch, K. (2015, April). What are the spiritual sacrifices in 1 Peter 2.5? Verbal presentation at the Muted Voices Conference: Neglected Texts and Early Christian Identities, Durham, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Girsch, K. (2014, November). "Begotten with imperishable seed": Ethnicity and procreative imagery in 1 Peter 1. Verbal presentation at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Marcar, K. (2021, May). Engaging academic debates: Examining race and ethnicity in recent New Testament scholarship [Workshop]. Theology Seminar Programme, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar (University of Otago)].

Other Research Output

Marcar, K. (2020, March). Following in the footsteps: Exemplarity discourse and 1 Peter. Classics Programme Research Seminar Series, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar (University of Otago)].

Other Research Output

Marcar, K. (2020, March). Following the example of Christ: Exemplarity in 1 Peter. Theology Programme Seminar Series, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Department Seminar (University of Otago)].

Other Research Output

Marcar, K. (2016, September). Enoch, Noah, and the end of the world: Apocalyptic traditions in Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity. Abbey College, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation (External Institution)].

Other Research Output

Girsch, K. (2013, August). Why are there four gospels? Invited talk at Durham Cathedral, Durham, UK. [Public Research Presentation].

Other Research Output

Girsch, K. A. (2016). Begotten anew: Divine regeneration and identity construction in 1 Peter (PhD). Durham University, Durham, UK. Retrieved from http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/11349/

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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