Madhavi Nevader


  • KY16 9JU

    United Kingdom

Accepting Postgraduate Research Students

PhD projects

Hebrew Bible; Kingship and Messianism; HB/OT Historiography; Ancient Near Eastern Religious Thought; Religion and Mythology; Book of Deuteronomy; Book of Ezekiel; Political Theory and the Hebrew Bible

Personal profile

Research overview

Madhavi Nevader joined the School of Divinity at St Andrews in 2014. She holds degrees from the Middlebury College (BA) and the University of Oxford (MPhil; DPhil). Previously she taught at the University of Glasgow and held an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Her main areas of research include the political institution and theologies of the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Near Eastern texts, Biblical and Near Easter Prophecy, and Israelite/Judahite religion. Her forthcoming monograph, Yhwh versus David: Royal Reconfigurations in Deuteronomy and Ezekiel 40-48, looks at the nature of political utopia in the Hebrew Bible and shifting notions of sovereignty. Other publications explore the Book of Ezekiel in its wider Ancient Near Eastern context. She is currently working on a longer-term project on kingship in ancient Israel/Judah, which reaches both out and back into the ancient Near East, but also forward into the reception of biblical models of political power.

Madhavi is on the editorial board of the monograph series ‘Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology’ (Peeters). She is co-chair of the Deuteronomy Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is on the steering committee for the Exile and Forced Migration and the Utopian Studies sections of SBL.

Teaching activity

Undergraduate Teaching

DI1201 From Adam to Apocalypse: The Bible and Western Culture

DI2001 Old Testament: The Writings and Beyond

DI3719 The History of the Bible

DI4616 Atonement

DI4711 Prophets: Hebrew Texts

DI4732 Kingship and Messianism

DI4733 Creation and Chaos in the ancient Near East and HB/OT

DI4832 God in Antiquity


Postgraduate Teaching

DI5433 Biblical Themes


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