David Cohen

David CohenHead of Department of Biblical Studies; Lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew Bible

DipT, BEd, BDiv(Hons), GradDipTheol, MA(Theol), PhD (Murdoch University), Cert IV TAE

I have been teaching Hebrew bible and language for a number of years here at Vose and am the Head of Department of Biblical Studies and a Lecturer in Old Testament and Old Testament Hebrew. I have an ongoing interest in the Psalms used for prayer and worship. Other areas which I have taught in and continue to research include worship, liturgy, spiritual direction and prayer.

Education

1984, Diploma of Teaching – Western Australian College of Advanced Education

1985, Bachelor of Education – Western Australian College of Advanced Educationa

1990, Bachelor of Divinity (Honours) – Murdoch University

1991, Graduate Diploma of Theology – Baptist Theological College of Western Australia

2000, Master of Arts (Theology) – Murdoch University

2008, Doctor of Philosophy – Murdoch University

2013, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment

 

Research Interests

Old Testament biblical studies, Old Testament and pastoral theology, theology of music and liturgy

Courses
  • OT428-628 (English); OT438-638 (Hebrews) – Jeremiah
  • OT301-501 – Old Testament Foundations
  • OT302-502 – Old Testament Prophets and Writings
Publications

Books

“Why oh Lord”, Paternosta, 2013

(with Mike Parsons, eds.) Beyond 400: An Exploration of Baptist Futures. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2011.

(with Mike Parsons, eds.) In Praise of Worship: An Exploration of Text and Practice. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

(with M. Parsons, eds.) On Eagles’ Wings: An Exploration of Strength in the Midst of Weakness. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008.

Chapters and articles

Co-written a chapter in the Vose 50th Anniversary book (no bibliographical details at this stage)

“Possession is Nine-Tenths of the Law: Psalm 24, the Environment and Human Responsibility,”, in Trinity Torch Journal, 2011.

‘Journey to the Centre of the Heart: Psalm 19 as Transformance’ in D. J. Cohen & M. Parsons (eds.), In Praise of Worship: An Exploration of Text and Practice. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2010.

‘Out of the Depths: Engaging with Distress through Praying Lament Psalms’ in J. Harold Ellens (ed), The Healing Power of Spirituality. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010.

‘A prophet in motion: the counterpoint of speaking, acting and reflecting’ in D. J. Cohen & M. Parsons (eds), On Eagles’ Wings: An Exploration of Strength in the Midst of Weakness. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2008).

‘Getting to the Heart of the Matter – A Lamentable Situation’ in M. Parsons (ed.), Text and Task: Scripture and Mission. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2005. 50–63.

Book reviews

R. A. Hughes, Lament, Death, and Destiny (New York: Peter Lang, 2004) in Colloquium volume 8, number 2, 2006, 228–232.

M. J. Mulder and H. Sysling (eds), Mikra: Text and Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson, 2004) in Colloquium volume 38, number 1, 2006, 92–94.

J. L. Crenshaw, Psalms: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001) in Colloquium volume 34, number 2, 2002, 150–152.

S. B. Reid, Listening In – A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms (Nashville, Abingdon, 1997) in Colloquium volume 30, number 1, 1998, 94–95.