Rachelle Gilmour is Bromby Senior Lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity College. She completed her studies in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the University of Sydney (PhD), before undertaking postdoctoral research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Edinburgh. She has also held positions as Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at BBI: The Australian Institute of Theological Education, and research fellow at the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology, Charles Sturt University.
She currently serves on the editorial boards for Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Review of Biblical Literature; and is co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting programme unit, Book of Samuel: Narrative, Theology and Interpretation.
She has published two monographs, Representing the Past: A Literary Study of Narrative Historiography in the Book of Samuel (Brill, 2011) and Juxtaposition and the Elisha Cycle (T&T Clark, 2014); and over 20 peer-reviewed articles on different aspects of narrative art, memory and history in the narrative books and prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Her current book project is for OUP on ‘Divine Violence in the Book of Samuel’.
Rachelle teaches a range of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew language units at Trinity College, including Introduction to the Old Testament, Psalms, Genesis, and Women and the Bible; and supervises HDR students on aspects of theology, literature, history and language of the Hebrew Bible.