Anne E. Gardner, MA, BD, CertSecEd, PhD

Anne Gardner teaches in the Intertestamental area at YTU.

Her specialist research area is the book of Daniel but she has also published on aspects of the Ancient Near East; the early monarchy; Genesis 2-3; Genesis 6:11-13; the Elijah narrative; Joel; Isaiah 65-66; Chronicles; Esther; Judith; 3 and 4 Maccabees; 1 Esdras, the Dead Sea Scrolls and has even ventured into the New Testament. Some of her papers relate to feminist or ecological issues. Intertextuality though is, in her opinion, key to understanding the thorny issues present in the book of Daniel — a work that has played no small part in politics, history and religious philosophy/theology throughout the ages.

Anne is the Old Testament editor of the Australian Biblical Reviewand was awarded the Krister Stendahl medal for Biblical Studies in 2012 along with the New Testament Editor of ABR.

Recent Publications

‘“Holy Ones” and “(Holy) People” in Daniel and 1QM.’ In Keter Shem Tov: Collected Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, edited by Shani Tzoref and Ian Young, 151-183. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2013.

“Modern Ecological Concerns, the Persistence of Apocalyptic and the Signs of the End.” Pacifica 27, no. 1 (2014): 4-27.

“Dan 8, 1-2: Keynote to the Following Vision and Advice to the Righteous to Hold Fast.” Christianesimo Nella Storia 35, no. 2 (2014): 429-450.

“The Still Small Voice of Nature.” In The Nature of Things Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation, edited by G. Buxton and N. Habel, 58-69. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

“Interpreting the Writing on the Wall in Daniel 5.” In Bridging between Sister Religions. Studies of Jewish and Christian Scriptures Offered in Honor of John T. Townsend, edited by Isaac Kalimi, 42-65. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

“Violence and Destruction in Opposition to Judgement and Righteousness.” In Ecological Aspects of War, edited by A. Elvey and K. Dyer, 116-131. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017.

‘”Democracy and War’ and ‘Thoughts on Armistice Day’ Illuminated.” In Remembering Pioneer Australian Pacifist Charles Strong, edited by N. Habel, 21-32. Melbourne: Morning Star Publishing, 2018.

“Shedding Light on the Introduction to Daniel’s Vision in Chapter 7 (Dan 7:1b-2a).” In Studies in Biblical Philology and Lexicography. Perspectives on Linguistics and Ancient Languages 11, edited by D. King 101-118. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (2019).

Daniel. Earth Bible Commentary. London: Bloomsbury (forthcoming).

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