Jonathan Stökl studied theology at the Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel (Bielefeld) and the Humboldt University in Berlin before completing two Masters and a DPhil at Oxford University and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Since then he has worked at St. John's College, Cambridge, at the History department at UCL and in Area Studies in Leiden University under the umbrella of the ERC project By the Waters of Babylon. Jonathan joined King’s in 2013.
Research interests and PhD supervision
Dr Stökl's research focuses on the history, religion and languages of ancient Judaism, the Hebrew Bible and the world in which they developed.
His main interests are:
- The History of ancient Israel and Judah until the Bar Kokhba period (ca. 140 CE)
- The priesthood
- Judean and Israelite Identity, particularly in the post-exilic period
- Biblical and Classical Hebrew
- Northwest Semitic Languages
Dr Stökl welcomes enquiries from students wishing to work on:
- prophecy and prophetic texts
- priests, rituals and religion
- Classical Hebrew language and Epigraphy
- History of Israel and Judah
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Dr Stökl teaches Biblical & Classical Hebrew and other Northwest Semitic languages, as well as modules on the Priesthood, Prophecy, Ritual, Law & Ethics, History and Identity in the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament and ancient Israel and Judah.
Expertise and public engagement
- Panellist in BBC 4's 'In our Time' with Melvyn Bragg on 13 June 2013 in a program on prophecy in Christianity, Judaism and Islam
- Expert as part of Neil McGregor’s BBC 4 series and podcast ‘Living with the Gods’
Publications in magazines and online:
Stokl, T. J., 10 Apr 2019, In : Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel. 7, 4, p. 483-499 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1628/hebai-2018-0031
Stokl, T. J., 20 Jan 2019, Prophecy and Its Cultic Dimensions. Tiemeyer, L-S. (ed.). GÃ¶ttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, p. 115-133 19 p. (Journal of Ancient Judaism. Supplements; vol. 31). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Stokl, T. J., Jan 2019, Christentum und Europa: XVI. EuropÃ¤ischer Kongress fÃ¼r Theologie (10.-13. September 2017 in Wien) . Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, p. 215-233 19 p. (VerÃ¶ffentlichungen der Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft fÃ¼r Theologie; vol. 57). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Stokl, T. J., Apr 2018, Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context. Rollston, C. A. (ed.). University Park, Pennsylvania: Eisenbrauns, p. 87-114 28 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Stokl, T. J., Apr 2018, Perchance to Dream: Dream Divination in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. Society of Biblical Literature, p. 133-155 23 p. 7. (Ancient Near Eastern Monographs). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Hamori, E. J. (ed.) & Stokl, T. J. (ed.), Apr 2018, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature. 217 p. (Ancient Near Eastern Monographs) Research output: Book/Report - Anthology
StÃ¶kl, J., 2018, In : History of European Ideas. 44, 6, p. 685-701 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/01916599.2018.1513249
Stokl, T. J., 2017, Jewish Cultural Encounters in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern World. PopoviÄ, M., Schoonover, M. & Vandenberghe, M. (eds.). Leiden / Boston: Brill, p. 44-63 20 p. (Supplements for the Journal for the Study of Judaism; vol. 178). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
StÃ¶kl, J., Dec 2015, In : Journal of Ancient Judaism. 6, 3, p. 320-334 15 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.13109/jaju.2015.6.3.320
StÃ¶kl, J., Sep 2015, In : Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel. 4, 3, p. 267-292 26 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1628/219222715X14507102280810