Scriptura (formerly Cambridge Digital Bible Research) is a non-profit organisation that brings scholarly excellence to resources for Bible translation. In bridging the gap between scholars and translators, we focus on visual materials that communicate effectively and efficiently. Our materials will be used by Bible translators across the globe, so the quality of both exegetical content and visual communication is paramount.
About the Role
Application deadline is November 15 with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2024.
The Visual Exegete will join our Core Team producing a fine-grained exegesis of each psalm presented visually, following our Creator Guidelines (such as these). The method includes background research using standard exegetical tools, as well as extensive interaction with our entire Core Team as we review each other’s work. All Core Team members will collaborate to ensure consistency of both quality and formatting of each visualisation. The responsibilities listed below are not exhaustive and may change as need arises.
The Visual Exegete will be a full-time employee. Compensation will be based on the combination of academic qualifications, skill level and experience. All work is done remotely, with travel to retreats and/or conferences on a quarterly to annual basis for the entire organisation. Meetings are by Zoom. The employee provides a workspace and CDBR provides all equipment. Travel may be required for workshops, conferences and other occasions.
Perform careful, methodical exegetical analyses of the psalms according to our Creator Guidelines
Create visual diagrams presenting the results of this analysis, following the Creator Guidelines
(As skill allows) Reviewing others’ visual diagrams, based on the Creator Guidelines
Regularly evaluate the Creator Guidelines, recommending changes as needed
Cooperate with the full Core team to review and revise materials
Engage in team meetings for project planning and community building
Participate in ongoing professional development (currently, reviewing one scholarly work per quarter)
Masters-level or better Hebrew skills, with a PhD very helpful but not required
Demonstrated strong interest in linguistics and exegesis, and prepared to read and research to develop skills
Interdisciplinary in interests
Facility with or willingness to learn Miro (for materials development), our forum (community discussion) and ClickUp (project management)