Matthew Phillip Monger
- Near Eastern Languages and Literatures
- Office: 478C
- Phone number: 22590649
I am the Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at MF. My main research interests are the languages and texts of the Ancient Near East, including Akkadian, Hebrew, Syriac/Aramaic, Ethiopic, and Arabic, and the intersections of texts in these languages. Theoretically and methodologically, I am interested in the transmission and reception of texts and traditions and the methods and theories that guide scholars in their research on texts and situate my research within the paradigm of Material (or New) Philology.
I am currently working on a book that investigates the names given to the wives of the pre-Abrahamic patriarchs in Antiquity and traces their reception history throughout a wide range of texts and manuscripts in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
I am also part of the Lying Pen of Scribes (https://lyingpen.uia.no/) project at the University of Agder, where I am working on describing the material properties of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
I am also the Program Director for MF's bachelor's degree in Theology, Religion, and Society.
Latest academic publications
- Monger, M. P. (2023). Material Philology and Jubilees Manuscripts from Qumran: Exploring Questions of Theory and Method, Judaïsme Ancien. Revue internationale d’histoire et de philologie, s. 41 - 74. Judaïsme Ancien. Revue internationale d’histoire et de philologie, ISSN: 2294-9321
- Monger, M. P. (2022). 4Q216 and the Jubilees Creation Account: A Material Philological Analysis , The Hebrew Bible Manuscripts : A Millennium,, s. 75 - 109. Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN: 978-90-04-49933-1
- Lied, L. I. & Monger, M. P. (2019). 4 Ezra (= 2 Esdras 3-14). Syriac, Deuterocanonical Scriptures,, s. 481 - 488. Brill Academic Publishers, ISBN: 9789004355613
- Lied, L. I. & Monger, M. P. (2018). Look to the East : New and Forgotten Sources of 4 Ezra, The Embroidered Bible: Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E. Stone,, s. 639 - 652. ISBN: 978-90-04-35588-0
- Monger, M. P. (2018). 4Q216 - A New Material Analysis, Semitica, s. 308 - 333. Semitica, ISSN: 0373-630X
- Monger, M. P. (2018). The many forms of Jubilees: A reassessment of the manuscript evidence from Qumran and the lines of transmission of the parts and whole of Jubilees, Revue de Qumran, s. 191 - 211. Revue de Qumran, ISSN: 0035-1725
- Monger, M. P. (2017). The Development of Jubilees 1 in the Late Second Temple Period, Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, s. 83 - 112. Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, ISSN: 0951-8207
- Monger, M. P. (2016). The Transmission of Jubilees: Reevaluating the Textual Basis, New Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity : From Enoch to Montreal and Back,, s. 153 - 171. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, ISBN: 9780567666178
- Monger, M. P. (2014). 4Q216 and the State of Jubilees at Qumran, Revue de Qumran, s. 595 - 612. Revue de Qumran, ISSN: 0035-1725
Education and practice
Ph.D. "4Q216: Rethinking Jubilees in the First Century BCE." MF
University of Oslo: MA in Semitic Philology
University of Oslo: BA in Linguistics
MF Norwegian School of Theology: Master of Theology
MF Norwegian School of Theology: Bachelor of Theology