Mr Hans Decker

DPhil Candidate in Theology: Hebrew Bible
BA, MDiv, ThM

Hans completed a BA in English Literature from the University of Dallas in 2009, and then went on to study for his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, which he completed in 2013 before gaining a Master of Theology from Harvard University in 2015.

Hans' Master's thesis was entitled, Meaning Everything Under the Sun: Metaphor as an Expression of Paradox in Koheleth. He is now studying for a DPhil in Theology at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Hindy Najman.

Research interests

Hans’ dissertation focuses on the application of literary and cultural criticism addressing the practice of collecting to ancient Near Eastern anthologies of wisdom, looking in particular at the way that this literary form shapes the reader’s interpretive processes.