Rory Balfour
Lecturer in Old Testament


BA (Durham), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Durham)

Rory is Lecturer in Old Testament at LST. He teaches modules in Hebrew and Old Testament interpretation. Rory completed his PhD at Durham University. His academic interests lie primarily in the theological interpretation of the Old Testament. That is, he is interested in how the Old Testament can be read in ways which are nourishing for Christian faith, life and theology.

Rory is an ordained priest in the Church of England and in the years prior to his arrival at LST he served his curacy in Gateshead in the Diocese of Durham.

“Towards a Theology of the Psalm Titles: The Davidic Voice and the totus Christus,” Scottish Journal of Theology [online] (2023): 1-11

“Rejection Realized: Saul, the Evil Spirit and the Loss of Kingship,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 47 (2022): 206-222

“ ‘Heavy is the Head’: Election, Grace, and Humility in the Climax of the Jacob-Esau Cycle (Genesis 32-33),” Journal of Theological Interpretation 16 (2022): 23-39

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