Geoffrey Farrar


Personal profile

Research interests

Maccabean Revolt

Inter-Testamental Literature



I am a theologian and historian specialising in the Second Temple period. As a Methodist minister in an active church role, I have a particular interest in exploring the importance of the history and literature of the inter-testamental period for understanding the New Testament. My current research is focussed on my PhD, which is examining the effect of popular memories of the Maccabean Revolt in 1st century Judea on contemporary responses to Jesus.

Education/Academic qualification

Ancient History, MA, Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education: CAADOC/SWWCTE Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant / University of Wales Trinity St David

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Theology for Ministry, BA (Hons), University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

History, BA (Hons), Cardiff University

Award Date: 1 Jul 1996


  • BL Religion
  • BM Judaism
  • BR Christianity
  • BS The Bible