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Adjunct Faculty: Biblical Studies

Dr Zoe O’Neill

BD, MTh, PhD

I began teaching at UTC in 2016. I was awarded my BD in Theology from QUB in 2014 and my MTh in New Testament in 2015. I defended my PhD dissertation on the wilderness motif in the Epistle to Hebrews in Dec 2019. 

I currently contribute to courses in New Testament Greek, Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Pauline Theology, NT Texts and NT Theology. 

My research interests include the Epistle to the Hebrews, Second Temple Judaism, and the Use of the Old Testament in the New.  

I am married to James, who is Assistant Minister at Maze and Ballinderry Presbyterian churches, and am mum to Margot.  


“Abraham in Hebrews.” (Forthcoming)

“Hebrews 10.1–18 and Philo, Plant 107–109.” In Reading Hebrews in Context, ed. Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. (Forthcoming Aug 2022)

“Rethinking the translation of τρέχωμεν τὸν…ἀγῶνα in Heb 12.1 in light of ancient Graeco–Roman literature.” The Bible Translator. (2019)