Anthony Rees

PhD, MTh, MA, BMus(Hons)

Lecturer in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Phone: 02 8838 8929


Anthony Rees is Lecturer in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at United Theological College. Anthony has taught Old Testament in a number of colleges in Australia and at Pacific Theological College in Fiji. He was also a research fellow of the University’s Centre for Public and Contextual Theology during 2014.  Anthony’s interests are in how the bible continues to operate as a conversation partner in contemporary issues, which is reflected in his recent writings about immigration discourse, sovereignty, and ecological concerns, matters which will continue to be foregrounded in his work. Alongside those concerns, Anthony is also beginning to explore the intersection of biblical interpretation and music, and is developing ideas around a response to the biblical witness(es) regarding mixed-race marriage.



Voices Of  the Wilderness: An Ecological Reading of the Book of Numbers.  Earth Bible Commentary.  Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015.

[Re]Reading Again: A Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25.  Playing the Texts.  London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Journal Articles

‘Getting Up, Going Down: A Spatial Poetics of Jonah’ in Bible and Critical Theory, 12.1. (2016)

‘Towards an Ecological Reading of the Sotah’ in Pacific Journal of Theology, Series II, No. 50. (2013)

‘[Re]Naming Cozbi: In Memoriam, Cozbi, Daughter of Zur’, in Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 20.1-2. (2012)

Book Chapters

‘Moses: Mother of Israel?’ in Beth Stovell (Ed), in Motherhood: Biblical and Systematic Perspectives, Wipf and Stock, 2016.

‘The Boaz Solution: Ruth as Problem’, in Jione Havea and Peter Lau (Eds), Reading Ruth in Asia, SBL IVBS, 2015.

‘Phinehas and Other Detestable Practice(r)s’ in Athalya Brenner and Archie Lee (Eds), Leviticus-Numbers.  Texts@Contexts.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.