Primary Department
School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
Phone number:
01 700
01 700
All Hallows
Room Number
AHC S102

Academic biography

Miriam De Cock is an Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies (New Testament and Early Christianity). She joined DCU in the fall of 2022. She was formerly a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Theology at Aarhus University in Denmark. Miriam’s PhD in Early Christianity is from McMaster University’s Department of Religious Studies (conferred in 2019), where she also did an MA in Early Christianity (2012). She recently published her PhD thesis as Interpreting the Gospel of John in Antioch and Alexandria (SBL Press, 2020), and recent articles include “Origen’s Mediation of the Logos in his Exegesis of the Old Testament Psalms and Prophets” (Studia Patristica) and “Theodoret of Cyrus and his Exegetical Predecessors: A Study of his Biblical Commentary Prefaces” (Open Theology). She teaches courses in the New Testament and its reception and researches in early Christian exegesis and exegetical culture. Her current projects concern a re-examination of Origen of Alexandria's exegetical genres and a study of ancient articulations of the ideal scriptural exegete.

Research interests

I am interested in early Christian exegesis and exegetical culture, specifically within the Greek tradition. I am also interested in the reception of the New Testament, particularly Paul and the canonical Gospels. I have most recently been working on the Homilies on the Psalms of Origen of Alexandria, though I also work on the writings of Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodore of Mopsuestia, and Theodoret of Cyrus. 

I am happy to take any enquiries of prospective students who wish to work in these areas as well as more traditional New Testament topics.