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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.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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].

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

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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.

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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

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

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Journal - Research Other

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/

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/

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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 Reviews, 45(2).

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

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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.

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.

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.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

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/

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