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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:圣经希伯来文 I/II、希伯来圣经释经、处境中的希伯来圣经、性别圣经考据释经和圣经的处境诠释。她亦是Society of Biblical Literature会议和International Cooperation Initiative的恒常参与者。


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:

Review of Michael Gill, Already Doing It: Intellectual Disability and Sexual Agency, Journal of Disability & Religion, 22:1: 118–20. DOI: 10.1080/23312521.2018.1447830. (


“Resisting White and Reflecting Black,” in Johanna Stiebert and Musa Dube (eds.), The Bible, Centres and Margins: Dialogues Between Postcolonial African and British Biblical Scholars (The Bible in History and Culture Series; London: Bloomsbury, 2018), 57–75.


“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.


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)

"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.

“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.

“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.

“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.

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

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


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


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