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Prof. TAN  Nam Hoon Nancy

Prof. TAN Nam Hoon Nancy

Associate Professor

B.B.S. (Singapore, ATCEM); M.A. (Philippines, APTS)

M.Th. (Singapore Trinity Theological College); Ph.D. (Durham)

Email: | Tel: 3943-4273 | Office: KKB 324



她教授的科目主要有:聖經希伯來文 I/II、希伯來聖經釋經、處境中的希伯來聖經、性别聖經考據釋經和聖經的處境詮釋。她亦是Society of Biblical Literature會議和International Cooperation Initiative的恆常參與者。


Nancy Tan studies on texts related to women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. She has worked on the motif of the foreign woman in Proverbs 1-9 which took her into the Instruction literature of the ancient Near East as well as the wisdom texts in the Intertestamental period. Much of her work now concentrates on gender critical interpretation and contextual interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.  


She teaches mainly on these subjects: Biblical Hebrew I and II, Hebrew Bible Exegesis, Hebrew Bible in Context, Gender Critical Interpretation of the Bible and Contextual Interpretation of the Bible. She is a regular participant at the Society of Biblical Literature Meetings and also for the International Cooperation Initiative.


Research Interests / Current Projects:

  1. Contextual interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, especially for the marginalized communities.
  2. Gender Critical Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible and the Deuterocanonical Literature.


Book Chapters / Articles:

“The Chronicler’s ‘Obed-Edom’: A Foreigner and a Levite?” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 37, 2 (2007): 217-30.


“Where is Foreign Wisdom to be Found in Septuagint Proverbs?” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 685-94.


“Feminist Biblical Studies: A Resident Alien Seeking Citizenship.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 25, 2 (2009): 133-37.


“Breaking the Silence of the Dismissed Foreign Wives and Children.” In Crossing Textual Boundaries, edited with Ying Zhang, 84-93. Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College of Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010.


“Judith’s Embodiment as a Reversal of the Unfaithful Wife of YHWH in Ezekiel 16.” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 21.1 (2011): 21-35.


“Disappearing ‘Daughters’ in the Tradition of David (Sir. 47:6).” In Portraits of a King Favored by God: David the King: God's Poet, Warrior, and Statesman(Proceedings of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Seminar in Biblical Characters in Three Traditions, 2010; New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2012). 255-65.


"The Book of Judith as a Reversal of the Sexual and Marital Metaphors in Jeremiah 2:20-3:20 and Hosea 1-3", in Markus Witte (ed.), The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature, (Ihr Beitrag für das Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2013; Berlin:de Gruyter, 2014), 87-106.


Review of Keshet Shula, “Say you are my Sister”: Danger, Seduction and the Foreign in Biblical Literature and Beyond, Review of Biblical Literature (17.02.2015). is external)


“Hong Kong Sex Workers: Mothers Reading 1 Kgs 3:16–28,” in Gale A. Yee and John Y.H. Yieh, Honouring the Past, Looking to the Future: Essays from the 2014 International Congress of Ethnic Chinese Biblical Scholars (Hong Kong: Divinity School of Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016), 157–78.


>>  Click here to Prof. Tan's profile on Divinity School of Chung Chi College website.