Associate Professor Ian Young

PhD (Sydney), BA (Sydney)
Associate Professor, Chair of Department

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Ian Young has been teaching Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies in the department since 1989.

Research interests

  • language of the Hebrew Bible, especially linguistic dating of biblical books;
  • textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible;
  • canonization of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
  • Daniel and Jewish apocalyptic writings

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Hebrew Bible and related texts (e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls, inscriptions);
  • Other Northwest Semitic languages (e.g. Phoenician);
  • Biblical Studies.

Supervision

  • Language and Text of the Hebrew Bible.
  • Daniel and Jewish apocalyptic writings.

Current projects

A Textual and Linguistic Commentary on the Book of Daniel.

Selected grants

2010

  • The Variant Texts of the Bible Found Among the Dead Sea Scrolls: Implications for Sociology, Linguistics and Canon; Young I; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Young, I. (2011). Diversity in Pre-Exilic Hebrew. Tubingen, Germany: Mohr Seibeck.
  • Young, I., Rezetko, R., Ehrensvard, M. (2008). Linguistic dating of Biblical texts volume 1. London: Equinox Publishing.
  • Young, I., Rezetko, R., Ehrensvard, M. (2008). Linguistic dating of Biblical texts. Volumes 1 and 2. London, UK: Equinox Publishing.
  • Young, I., Athas, G. (2007). Elementary biblical Hebrew: a teaching grammar. Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press.
  • Young, I., Athas, G. (2003). Text Book: Highlights of Biblical Hebrew (Second Edition). Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press.
  • Young, I. (1993). Diversity in Pre-Exilic Hebrew (1993). Tubingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck.

Edited Books

  • Tzoref, S., Young, I. (2013). Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2003). Biblical Hebrew: Chronology and Typology. New York: T&T Clark International.

Book Chapters

  • Young, I. (2013). "Loose" Language in 1QIsaa. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 89-112). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Tzoref, S., Young, I. (2013). Introduction. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 1-8). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2013). Patterns of Linguistic Forms in the Masoretic Text: The Preposition M "From". In James K. Aitken, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Christl M. Maier (Eds.), Interested Readers: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J. A. Clines, (pp. 385-400). Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Young, I. (2013). The Contrast Between The Qumran And Masada Biblical Scrolls In The Light Of New Data. A Note In Light Of The Alan Crown Festschrift. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 113-119). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2009). What is 'Late Biblical Hebrew'? In Ben Zvi, Ehud, Diana Edelman, Frank Polak (Eds.), A palimpset: rhetoric, ideology, stylistics, and language relating to Persian Israel, (pp. 253-268). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2007). Textual Stability in Gilgamesh and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In Joesph Azize and Noel Weeks (Eds.), Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Supplement 21: Gilgames and the World of Assyria.Proceedings of the Conference held at Mandelbaum House, University of Sydney, 21-23 July 2004, (pp. 173-184). Leuven, Paris, Dudley (MA): Peeters Publishers.
  • Young, I. (2005). The Biblical Scrolls from Qumran and the Masoretic Text: A Statistical Approach. In Dacy, M; Dowling J; Faigan S (Eds.), Feasts and Fasts A Festschrift in Honour of Alan David Crown, (pp. 81-139). Sydney: Mandelbaum Publishing.
  • Young, I. (2003). Concluding reflections. In Young, Ian (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Chronology and Typology, (pp. 312-317). New York: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I. (2003). Introduction: the origin of the problem. In Ian Young (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology, (pp. 1-6). London: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I. (2003). Late bibical Hebrew and Hebrew inscriptions. In Ian Young (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology, (pp. 276-311). London: T&T Clark International.

Journals

  • Gilmour, R., Young, I. (2013). Saul's Two Year Reign in 1 Samuel 13:1. Vetus Testamentum, 63(1), 150-154. [More Information]
  • Young, I. (2013). What Do We Actually Know about Ancient Hebrew. Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 27, 11-31.
  • Young, I., Davey, L. (2011). Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee. A Manual of Ugaritic. Review of Biblical Literature, (1), no page numbers-no page numbers.
  • Young, I. (2009). "The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures" by Michael D. Coogan, 2006. Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(3), 379-380.
  • Young, I. (2009). Is the prose tale of Job in late Biblical Hebrew? Vetus Testamentum, 59(4), 606-629. [More Information]
  • Young, I. (2009). Review of Michael B. Dick's "Reading the Old Testament: an inductive introduction". Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(1), 124-125.
  • Young, I. (2009). Review of W. Randoph Tate's "Biblical interpretation: an integrated approach". Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(2), 263-264.
  • Young, I. (2008). Late Biblical Hebrew and the Qumran Pesher Habakkuk. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 8(Article 25), 25-1-25-38.
  • Young, I. (2007). The Birth of Monotheism The Rise and Disappearance of Yahwism, by Andre Lemaire. Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 44, 160-162.
  • Young, I. (2005). Biblical Texts Cannot Be Dated Linguistically. Hebrew Studies: a journal devoted to Hebrew language and literature of all periods, 46, 341-351.
  • Young, I. (2005). Israelite Literacy and Inscriptions: A Reply to Richard Hess. Vetus Testamentum, 55(4), 565-568.
  • Young, I. (2005). McDonald, Lee Martin, and James A. Sanders, eds. - The Canon Debate. Review of Biblical Literature, RBL 04/2005(http://www.bookreviews.org).
  • Young, I. (2005). Schenker, Adrian, ed. The Earliest Text of the Hebrew Bible: The Relationship between the Masoretic Text and the Hebrew Base of the Septuagint Reconsidered. Review of Biblical Literature, RBL 02/2005(http://www.bookreviews.org).
  • Young, I. (2004). Washburn, David L. A Catalog of Biblical Passages in the Dead Sea Scrolls (review). Review of Biblical Literature, 5(2004).
  • Young, I. (2003). Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, second edition. Review of Biblical Literature, http://www.bookreviews.org(2003), 1-5.
  • Young, I. (2002). Book review of Peter W. Flint (ed), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape and Interpretation. Review of Biblical Literature.
  • Young, I. (2002). Review of Paulson Pulikottil, Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa(a). Review of Biblical Literature, http://www.bookreviews.org.
  • Young, I. (2002). The Languages of Ancient Sam'al. Maarav: a journal for the study of the Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, 9, 93-105.
  • Young, I. (2002). The stabilization of the biblical text in the light of qumran and masada: a challenge for conventional qumran chronology? Dead Sea Discoveries: a journal of current research on the scrolls and related literature, 9(3), 364-390.
  • Young, I. (2001). Edah and Qahal as Collective Nouns in Hebrew Biblical Texts. Zeitschrift fuer Althebraistik, 14, 68-78.
  • Young, I. (2001). Notes on the Language of 4QCant-b. Journal of Jewish Studies, 52(1), 121-131.
  • Young, I. (2001). Observations on the Third Person Masculine Singular Pronominal Suffix -h in Hebrew Biblical Texts. Hebrew Studies: a journal devoted to Hebrew language and literature of all periods, 42, 225-242.
  • Young, I. (2001). The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament Recent Research on the Text of the Hebrew Bible. Anglican Historical Society Journal, 46(1), 12-23.

Live Performances

  • Young, I. (2004). Radio Script: "Aramaic, and Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ'". ABC Radio National, Sydney, Australia: ABC Radio National.

2013

  • Young, I. (2013). "Loose" Language in 1QIsaa. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 89-112). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Tzoref, S., Young, I. (2013). Introduction. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 1-8). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Tzoref, S., Young, I. (2013). Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2013). Patterns of Linguistic Forms in the Masoretic Text: The Preposition M "From". In James K. Aitken, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Christl M. Maier (Eds.), Interested Readers: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J. A. Clines, (pp. 385-400). Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
  • Gilmour, R., Young, I. (2013). Saul's Two Year Reign in 1 Samuel 13:1. Vetus Testamentum, 63(1), 150-154. [More Information]
  • Young, I. (2013). The Contrast Between The Qumran And Masada Biblical Scrolls In The Light Of New Data. A Note In Light Of The Alan Crown Festschrift. In Shani Tzoref, Ian Young (Eds.), Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, (pp. 113-119). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • Young, I. (2013). What Do We Actually Know about Ancient Hebrew. Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 27, 11-31.

2011

  • Young, I. (2011). Diversity in Pre-Exilic Hebrew. Tubingen, Germany: Mohr Seibeck.
  • Young, I., Davey, L. (2011). Pierre Bordreuil and Dennis Pardee. A Manual of Ugaritic. Review of Biblical Literature, (1), no page numbers-no page numbers.

2009

  • Young, I. (2009). "The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures" by Michael D. Coogan, 2006. Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(3), 379-380.
  • Young, I. (2009). Is the prose tale of Job in late Biblical Hebrew? Vetus Testamentum, 59(4), 606-629. [More Information]
  • Young, I. (2009). Review of Michael B. Dick's "Reading the Old Testament: an inductive introduction". Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(1), 124-125.
  • Young, I. (2009). Review of W. Randoph Tate's "Biblical interpretation: an integrated approach". Australian Religion Studies Review, 22(2), 263-264.
  • Young, I. (2009). What is 'Late Biblical Hebrew'? In Ben Zvi, Ehud, Diana Edelman, Frank Polak (Eds.), A palimpset: rhetoric, ideology, stylistics, and language relating to Persian Israel, (pp. 253-268). Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.

2008

  • Young, I. (2008). Late Biblical Hebrew and the Qumran Pesher Habakkuk. Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, 8(Article 25), 25-1-25-38.
  • Young, I., Rezetko, R., Ehrensvard, M. (2008). Linguistic dating of Biblical texts volume 1. London: Equinox Publishing.
  • Young, I., Rezetko, R., Ehrensvard, M. (2008). Linguistic dating of Biblical texts. Volumes 1 and 2. London, UK: Equinox Publishing.

2007

  • Young, I., Athas, G. (2007). Elementary biblical Hebrew: a teaching grammar. Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press.
  • Young, I. (2007). Textual Stability in Gilgamesh and the Dead Sea Scrolls. In Joesph Azize and Noel Weeks (Eds.), Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Supplement 21: Gilgames and the World of Assyria.Proceedings of the Conference held at Mandelbaum House, University of Sydney, 21-23 July 2004, (pp. 173-184). Leuven, Paris, Dudley (MA): Peeters Publishers.
  • Young, I. (2007). The Birth of Monotheism The Rise and Disappearance of Yahwism, by Andre Lemaire. Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 44, 160-162.

2005

  • Young, I. (2005). Biblical Texts Cannot Be Dated Linguistically. Hebrew Studies: a journal devoted to Hebrew language and literature of all periods, 46, 341-351.
  • Young, I. (2005). Israelite Literacy and Inscriptions: A Reply to Richard Hess. Vetus Testamentum, 55(4), 565-568.
  • Young, I. (2005). McDonald, Lee Martin, and James A. Sanders, eds. - The Canon Debate. Review of Biblical Literature, RBL 04/2005(http://www.bookreviews.org).
  • Young, I. (2005). Schenker, Adrian, ed. The Earliest Text of the Hebrew Bible: The Relationship between the Masoretic Text and the Hebrew Base of the Septuagint Reconsidered. Review of Biblical Literature, RBL 02/2005(http://www.bookreviews.org).
  • Young, I. (2005). The Biblical Scrolls from Qumran and the Masoretic Text: A Statistical Approach. In Dacy, M; Dowling J; Faigan S (Eds.), Feasts and Fasts A Festschrift in Honour of Alan David Crown, (pp. 81-139). Sydney: Mandelbaum Publishing.

2004

  • Young, I. (2004). Radio Script: "Aramaic, and Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ'". ABC Radio National, Sydney, Australia: ABC Radio National.
  • Young, I. (2004). Washburn, David L. A Catalog of Biblical Passages in the Dead Sea Scrolls (review). Review of Biblical Literature, 5(2004).

2003

  • Young, I. (2003). Biblical Hebrew: Chronology and Typology. New York: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I. (2003). Concluding reflections. In Young, Ian (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Chronology and Typology, (pp. 312-317). New York: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I. (2003). Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, second edition. Review of Biblical Literature, http://www.bookreviews.org(2003), 1-5.
  • Young, I. (2003). Introduction: the origin of the problem. In Ian Young (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology, (pp. 1-6). London: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I. (2003). Late bibical Hebrew and Hebrew inscriptions. In Ian Young (Eds.), Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology, (pp. 276-311). London: T&T Clark International.
  • Young, I., Athas, G. (2003). Text Book: Highlights of Biblical Hebrew (Second Edition). Sydney: Ancient Vessel Press.

2002

  • Young, I. (2002). Book review of Peter W. Flint (ed), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape and Interpretation. Review of Biblical Literature.
  • Young, I. (2002). Review of Paulson Pulikottil, Transmission of Biblical Texts in Qumran: The Case of the Large Isaiah Scroll 1QIsa(a). Review of Biblical Literature, http://www.bookreviews.org.
  • Young, I. (2002). The Languages of Ancient Sam'al. Maarav: a journal for the study of the Northwest Semitic languages and literatures, 9, 93-105.
  • Young, I. (2002). The stabilization of the biblical text in the light of qumran and masada: a challenge for conventional qumran chronology? Dead Sea Discoveries: a journal of current research on the scrolls and related literature, 9(3), 364-390.

2001

  • Young, I. (2001). Edah and Qahal as Collective Nouns in Hebrew Biblical Texts. Zeitschrift fuer Althebraistik, 14, 68-78.
  • Young, I. (2001). Notes on the Language of 4QCant-b. Journal of Jewish Studies, 52(1), 121-131.
  • Young, I. (2001). Observations on the Third Person Masculine Singular Pronominal Suffix -h in Hebrew Biblical Texts. Hebrew Studies: a journal devoted to Hebrew language and literature of all periods, 42, 225-242.
  • Young, I. (2001). The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament Recent Research on the Text of the Hebrew Bible. Anglican Historical Society Journal, 46(1), 12-23.

1993

  • Young, I. (1993). Diversity in Pre-Exilic Hebrew (1993). Tubingen, Germany: Mohr Siebeck.

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