Reverend Doctor Vicky Balabanski

Academic Status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Adelaide College of Divinity , Brooklyn Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski is senior lecturer in New Testament at Flinders University Department of Theology and Co-Director of Biblical Studies at the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology. She has lived and worked in various parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including a year in Jerusalem as a post-doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University. She is a team member and editor of the international Earth Bible Project, which has produced a series of books that seek to read the Bible in the shadow of the ecological crisis facing the Earth community. She has written for various feminist collections. Vicky was ordained in the Uniting Church is 2011.

PhD University of Melbourne 1993 Department of Classics and Near Eastern Studies.
Bachelor of Divinity, Melbourne College of Divinity, 1986
Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Melbourne, 1982
Honours, awards and grants
2012, March, Visiting scholar, Diocese of Madras, Church of South India
2011, January, Visiting scholar, McGilvary College of Divinity, Chiang Mai, Thailand
1996 Post-doctoral fellow, Orion Centre,Hebrew University, Jerusalem
1988-1989 Swiss Government scholarship, Berne, Switzerland
1987-1988 Robert Maddox scholarship, Jerusalem, Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise.
1981 DAAD German Government Scholarship, Berlin.
Research expertise
Religious and religious studies
Research interests
Matthew's Gospel, John's Gospel, Ecological hermeneutics, Letter to the Colossians, Stoic cosmology
Teaching interests
Interpretation of New Testament texts, particularly Gospels.
Biblical (Koine) Greek
Topic coordinator
THEO7205 New Testament Theology
THEO1201 Interpreting the New Testament
THEO2704 Biblical Greek 1
THEO3002 Biblical Hermeneutics: Making Sense of the Bible
THEO3218 John's Gospel and the Johannine Epistles
THEO3705 Biblical Greek 2
THEO3706 Biblical Greek 3
THEO8103 Ecology and the Bible
THEO3215 Voices of Jewish Christianity
Topic lecturer
THEO1204 Synoptic Studies. Engaging the Gospel of Matthew, Mark or Luke
Supervisory interests
Religious studies
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: κύριος in John’s Gospel, utilizing narrative & textual criticism and semantic theory (1), Analyzing irony in the Gospel of John’s passion narrative (1), Pagan, Jewish and Christian monotheism in western Asia Minor using assimilation theory (1)
Associate supervisor: New Testament (5)
Principal supervisor: Mark's Gospel, feminist hermeneutics, Paul and Stoic thought, Ephesian household code and postcolonial hermeneutics (3)
Associate supervisor: Syrophoenician woman in Mark's Gospel, Colossians and material culture (2)
Expert for media contact
Feminist Interpretation of The New Testament
Jewish Queen Alexandra
New Testament Greek
New Testament Studies
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