Matthew Phillip Monger

Associate Professor

Near Eastern Languages and Literatures

Phone: 22590649
Office: 478C


I am Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures at MF. My main research interests are the languages and texts of the Ancient Near East, including Akkadian, Hebrew, Syriac/Aramaic, Ethiopic and Arabic. I am interested in the transmission and reception of religious texts and traditions and the methods and theories that guide scholars in their research on these texts. My current reserach is on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the reception of Jewish traditions in later Jewish, Christian and Muslim sources, and the relationship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam in Late Antiquity. I place my research within the paradigm of Material (or New) Philology.

I am also Program director for the bachelor's degree in Theology, Religion and Society.

Latest academic publications

  • Lied, L. I. & Monger, M. P. (2019). 4 Ezra (= 2 Esdras 3-14). Syriac. Deuterocanonical Scriptures, s. 481 - 488. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN: 9789004355613
  • Monger, M. P. (2018). 4Q216 - A New Material Analysis. Semitica, (60), s. 308 - 333. ISSN: 0373-630X
  • Monger, M. P. (2018). The many forms of Jubilees: A reassessment of the manuscript evidence from Qumran and the lines of transmission of the parts and whole of Jubilees. Revue de Qumran, 30(2), s. 191 - 211. ISSN: 0035-1725
  • Lied, L. I. & Monger, M. P. (2018). Look to the East : New and Forgotten Sources of 4 Ezra. The Embroidered Bible: Studies in Biblical Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Honour of Michael E. Stone, s. 639 - 652. ISBN: 978-90-04-35588-0
  • Monger, M. P. (2017). The Development of Jubilees 1 in the Late Second Temple Period. Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, 27(2), s. 83 - 112. ISSN: 0951-8207
  • Monger, M. P. (2016). The Transmission of Jubilees: Reevaluating the Textual Basis. New Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity : From Enoch to Montreal and Back, s. 153 - 171. T&T Clark. ISBN: 9780567666178
  • Monger, M. P. (2014). 4Q216 and the State of Jubilees at Qumran. Revue de Qumran, 26(4), s. 595 - 612. ISSN: 0035-1725

Education and professional practice

2006MF - Norwegian School of Theology: Bacheor of Theology
2008MF - Norwegian School of Theology: Master of Theology
2009University of Oslo: Bachelor of Arts in Languistics
2012University of Oslo: Master of Philosophy in Languages: Semitic Linguistics with Hebrew