Dr Nina Collins


1989-1999 Lecturer in Judaism in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Leeds.

1995-2010 Lecturer in Modern Hebrew in the Language Centre in the University of Leeds



The Library in Alexandria and the Bible in Greek (Brill, Netherlands, 2000)

 Jesus, the Sabbath and the Jewish Debate (T &T Clark, Bloomsbury: London/New York, 2014)


“The Post Biblical Traditions of the Names of the Father-in-Law of Moses”, Transactions of the British Association of Jewish Studies (1989).

“The Pre-Exilic Calendar Day of David and the Amalekites; A Note on I Sam 30:17”, Vetus Testamentum, 41, 2 (1991), pp. 203-210.

“Ezekiel, the Author of the Exagoge: His Calendar and Home”, Journal for the Study of Judaism, 22, 2 (1991), pp. 201-211.

“282 BCE: The Date of the Translation of the Pentateuch into Greek under Ptolemy II”, in The Septuagint and its Relations to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Writings, ed. G. Brooke & B. Lindars (SBLSCS, Atlanta, 1992), pp. 403-503.

“Antisemitism in the 1930’s: Austrian Patent No. 142246”, History Workshop Journal, 35 (1993), pp.199-205.

“Notes on the Text of Exodus XXI 22”, Vetus Testamentum, 43, 3 (1993), pp. 289-301.

“Did Esther Fast on the 15th Nisan? An Extended Comment on Esther 3:12”, Revue Biblique  (1993), pp. 533-561

“The Jewish Hellenistic Fragmentary Writers”, in Dictionary of Biblical Judaism (Macmillan 1994)

“Evidence in the Septuagint of a Tradition in which the Israelites Left Egypt Without Pharaoh’s Consent”, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 56, 3 (1994), pp. 442-448.

“The Various Fathers of Ptolemy I”, Mnemosyne, 50, 4 (1997), pp. 436-476

“Observations on the Jewish Background of 2 Corinthians 3:9, 3:7, 3:8 and 3:11” in Trevor J. Burke and J. Keith Elliott (eds.) Paul and the Corinthians: Studies on a Community in Conflict (Leiden: Brill, 2003), pp.75-92

“The Jewish Source of Rom 5:17, 16, 10 and 9: The Verses of Paul in Relation to a Comment in the Mishnah at m. Macc 3.15”, Review Biblique, 112-1, 2005, pp. 27-45.

 “Healing and Saving Life from Starvation, Mark 2:23-26, Luke 6:1-5, and Matthew 12:1‑8”, Biblical Theology Bulletin, 45/4, pp. 195‑201


“Did the Israelites Leave Egypt with Unleavened Bread? The Historical Significance of the Israelite’s Food”, Biblical Theology Bulletin, 46/1, pp. 3–11