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Dwight Swanson, Ph.D. (Manchester)

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

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

‘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).

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

Research Supervision 

Current SupervisionLinda Stargel, Julianne Burnett, Lindy Wiliams, Richard Liantonio, Jim Moretz (co-supervisor), James Sedlacek (co-supervisor), JR Woodward (co-supervisor)

Past Supervision: William Randolph BynumSarah Derck, Marty Michelson, Kevin O'Brien, Won Keun Oh, Mary B. Spaulding,  Joseph Masika, and Matthew McIntosh.

 Email: DSwanson@Nazarene.ac.uk