Dwight Swanson, Ph.D. (Manchester)

Senior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies, Nazarene Theological College; Co-Director, Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam. 

Dr Swanson’s teaching career has included posts at European Nazarene Bible College, Switzerland and Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Manila. His research interests have moved to the Bible and Islam/Qur'an. He is currently working with the Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies in Oxford on the project 'Reading the Bible in the Context of Islam'. He also contributed a number of dictionary articles to The Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology (Beacon Hill Press, 2012), Theologisches Worterbuch zu den Qumrantexten(Kohlhammer, 2011) and The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (Walter de Gruyter and Co.).

Select Publications

‘Purity in Leviticus’, in Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology, eds Andrew Brower Latz and Arseny Ermakov, Pickwick Publications, 2014, 30-48.

‘The Text of Isaiah at Qumran’, in Interpreting Isaiah, eds H M G Williamson and David G Firth (Leicester, 2009), 191-121.

‘Dead Sea Scrolls’, in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry, and Writings, eds Tremper Longman III and Peter Enns (IVP, 2008), 88-99.

‘How Scriptural is Re-Written Bible?’, Revue de Qumran 83 (March 2004), 407-428.

The Temple Scroll and the Bible: The Methodology of 11QT, in the series Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, ed. E J Brill (Leiden, 1995).

Research Supervision

Current Supervision:  Julianne Burnett, Lindy Williams, Richard Liantonio, James Sedlacek (co-supervisor), JR Woodward (co-supervisor), Daniel Arnold, Christina Bohn, Zachary Derr, Hing Weng Seng

Past Supervision: William Randolph BynumSarah Derck, Marty Michelson, Kevin O'Brien, Won Keun Oh, Mary B. Spaulding,  Joseph Masika, Jim Moretz (co-supervisor), Matthew McIntosh, Linda Stargel.

 Email: DSwanson@Nazarene.ac.uk