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ScholAcAcacdName: Cat Quine

PhD: Hebrew Bible 

Thesis Title: Ritual, Rhetoric and the Polemic Against the Host of Heaven. (submitted Sept. 2018)

Supervisors and Institution(s)

  • Dr. Carly Crouch (University of Nottingham)
  • Prof. Charlotte Hempel (University of Birmingham)


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Articles under review

  • 'The Host of Heaven and the Divine Army: A Reassessment.' Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
  • ''The Threat of a General: YHWH's Divine Army and Joshua 5:13-15 Reconsidered.' Journal of Biblical Literature

Articles in Edited Volumes

  • Invited and contracted to write "Zephaniah," in The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets (ed. Julia M. O'Brien; Oxford: Oxford University Press). Due March 2019.

Edited Works

Book Reviews 

  • Review of Leonard-Fleckman, Mahri. The House of David between Political Formation and Literary Revision (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (forthcoming).
  • Review of Sergi, Omer, Manfred Oeming and Izaak J. De Hulster (eds.). In Search for Aram and Israel: Politics, Culture and Identity (ORA 20; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (forthcoming).
  • Review of Giffone, Benjamin D. ‘Sit at My Right Hand’: The Chronicler’s Portrait of the Tribe of Benjamin in the Social Context of Yehud (LHBOTS 628; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 41 no. 5 (2017): 30.
  • Review of West, Jim and James G. Crossley (eds.), History, Politics and the Bible from the Iron Age to the Media Age: Essays in Honour of Keith W. Whitelam (LHBOTS 651; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 41 no. 5 (2017): 40-41.
  • Review of Leuchter, Mark and David T. Lamb, The Historical Writings: Introducing Israel's Historical Literature (Introducing Israel's Scriptures; Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016), Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 41 no. 5 (2017): 6-7.

Photograph Credits

  • Digitized Palmyrene Inscriptions at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: PAT 0256; PAT 0324; PAT 0367; PAT 0377. J.M. Hutton and C. Quine, WPAIP. Copyright held by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.


Scholarships, Grants and Awards

  • Winner of the University of Nottingham Postgraduate Teaching Award 2018.
  • Conference Funding for Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel (£7810; lead applicant), 2017.
  • Conference Funding for Reading Bodies Writing Minds (£2895), 2017.
  • M3C SDF awards (£741), 2016-17.
  • Conference Funding for 19th IARSS (£3150), 2016.
  • M3C SDF awards (c. £3500), 2015-16.
  • M3C Doctoral Studentship (c. £63,000), 2015-18.
  • College Prize, Worcester College, Oxford (£120), 2015.
  • Conference Awards, Worcester College, Oxford (£225), 2015.
  • Shirlee Meyers Excavation Fellowship ($1000), 2015.
  • HEFCE Oxford Graduate Scholarship (c. £22,000), 2014-15.
  • Foundation of St. Matthias Biblical Studies Grant (£1250), 2014.
  • St. Luke's College Foundation Grant (£600), 2013-14.
  • Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society Travel Grant (£500), 2013.
  • Ed Ball Prize for Best Biblical Dissertation (£100), 2013.


Positions Held

  • Appointed Teaching Associate (Level 4), Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham (temporary contract: 2018-2019).
  • Chair for the Firth Graduate Seminar, University of Nottingham (2018).
  • Lecturer for Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, Level 2/3 (all classes, Spring 2017-18), including designing the syllabus, delivering classes and setting and marking assessments. 
    • Texts taught: Omrides and Arameans: 1 Kings 22; 2 Kings 9, 11 – The Fallen Ones Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28, 32)
  • Guest Lecturer for Prophets and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, Level 2/3 (2017-18). 

    • Lectures: Isaiah 40-55. 

  • Lecturer and Teaching Affiliate for History, Literature, and Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Level 1 (2017-18), including planning and delivering lectures, tutoring seminars and marking assessments. 

    • Lectures: Isaiah 1-39; Amos and Hosea; the Seventh Century Kings; Isaiah 40-66; Haggai and Zechariah; Ezra-Nehemiah and Ruth.
    • Seminars: Creation; Pentateuch; History, Archaeology and the Bible; Prophecy.
  • Photography Assistant to Dr. Jeremy Hutton, digitizing Palmyrene inscriptions as part of the Wisconsin Palmyrene Aramaic Inscription Project (2017).
  • Research Assistant and creator of the Mowinckel Library, University of Nottingham (2016-17).
  • Teaching Affiliate for History, Literature, and Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Level 1 (2016-17), including tutoring seminars and marking assessments. 
    • Seminar topics: Post-Exilic Identity; Exile and Destruction; History and the Kingdom of Judah; Prophecy under the Monarchy; Archaeology and the Bible; The United Monarchy; The Patriarchal Traditions; Creation.
  • Research Assistant on online museum exhibition for the Society of Old Testament Study's centenary celebrations: Jerusalem: Fall of a City, Rise of A Vision (2016-17).
  • Assistant Area Supervisor, at The Lautenschlager Azekah Expedition, Israel (2012-15).
  • Research Assistant for Prof. R. Deines and Dr. C.L. Crouch, University of Nottingham (2012-13).

Conference Papers and Presentations


  • Casting Down the Host of Heaven: Ritual Failure and Biblical Rhetoric. Cambridge Old Testament Seminar, January 2019.
  • Politics, Polemic and Ritual Failure. Sheffield Institute of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, March 2019.


  • Reading Micaiah's Heavenly Vision and 1 Kings 22 as Hermeneutical Lenses. Nottingham Biblical Seminar, October 2017.
  • Reading the Host of Heaven Polemic as Compensation for Ritual Failure. Ritual in the Biblical World Session: International Society of Biblical Literature, Berlin, August 2017. 
  • Reading the "House of Jacob" in Isaiah 48:1-11 in Light of Benjamin. Nottingham Biblical Seminar, June 2017.
  • Zephaniah's Astral Priests in Josiah's (Deuteronomistic) Reform. The Book of the Twelve Session: Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, November 2016. 
  • Mizpah and Bethel in Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel: Arguments from Silence. Prophets and Prophecy Session: European Association of Biblical Studies, Leuven, July 2016.
  • Fortresses and Politics in 7th Century BCE Judah. International Ancient Warfare Conference, University of Gothenburg, June 2016. 
  • The Host of Heaven in the Seventh Century BCE: Idolatrous Practice or Yahwistic Response to Cultic Crisis? European Association of Biblical Studies Graduate Symposium, University of 
    Cluj-Napoca (Romania), March 2016. 
  • The Host of Heaven in the 7th Century BCE: The Politics of Polemic, the Politics of Piety. Informal Biblical Seminar, University of Nottingham, November 2015.
  • Isaiah 41:18-20 as Anti-Assyrian Polemic? Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, May 2015.
  • Rivers vs. Seas: the Role of Topography in Biblical and Mythological Presentations of Nature. Twentieth Postgraduate Religion and Theology Conference, University of Bristol – ‘Nature and Religion,’ March 2015.
  • Learning from Lachish: Interdisciplinary Approaches at Azekah and the Increasing Importance of Archaeology for Biblical Studies. Oxford Graduate Seminar, February 2015.
  • ‘O My People, Remember Now.’ Sacred Texts Within A Sacred text: Micah 3:12, 4:1-5, 6:5. Birmingham Postgraduate Biblical Studies Conference, July 2014.
  • The Diversity of the Dragons of Ezekiel 29 and 32: A Re-Examination of the Unification Proposed by Academic Tradition. Birmingham Postgraduate Biblical Studies Conference, July 2013.

Conference Organisation

  • Principal Organizer of Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel: Territory, Nationality and Identity (Bible/Archaeology). A two day inter-disciplinary conference to be held at the University of Nottingham, June 2018. (Funding raised: £7810)
  • Co-organizer of Reading Bodies, Writing Minds (Medical Humanities). A one day inter-disciplinary conference held at the University of Nottingham, April 2017. (Funding raised: £2895)
  • Co-organizer of the 19th Iron Age Research Student Symposium (Archaeology). A three day conference held at the University of Leicester and the University of Nottingham, May 2016. (Funding raised: £3150)


Professional Memberships

  • Society of Old Testament Studies (SOTS)
  • European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS)
  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)
  • Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF)
  • Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society (AIAS)
  • Economic History Society (EHS)



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