Tamara Knudson

PhD Candidate – Hebrew Bible

Mwinilunga, Zambia

MLitt – Women, Writing, & Gender – St Andrews
BA – Biblical Studies, Ministry Leadership (Majors); Classical Hebrew, English (Concentrations) – Multnomah University

Research Topic
The Patriarchs Revisited and Recast: Intertextual Connections Between Ruth, Esther, and the Patriarchal Narratives
Supervised by Dr. William Tooman

Tamara’s work aims to tease out intertextual connections between the patriarchal stories and the books of Ruth and Esther, with an eye to how these latter characters may be cast as better versions of their predecessors (the patriarchs of Genesis).

Other Information
Tamara and her husband, Ethan, are both pursing PhDs in Biblical Studies at St. Andrews. Together, they have far too much fun nerding out over Hebrew grammar and syntax and the stories of the Hebrew Bible. Tamara’s research interests revolve around feminist literary criticism, intertextuality, and poetic analysis of the Hebrew Bible. After graduation, Tamara hopes to teach on the Hebrew Bible in either ecclesial or academic settings, and to live somewhere warmer.