I just got an email about this. The biblical studies work is a great opportunity–I’ve interacted with George van Kooten on a number of occasions, and he’s an excellent scholar and a nice guy. I would imagine this would be open to English speakers since George, along with many other Dutch people, speaks English. He did his MA here at Durham with Jimmy Dunn.

Your attention is drawn to two PhD positions at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

One position is concerned with the Jewish Revolt against Rome The other position may be filled with biblical studies (Jewish Scripture, Ancient Judaism, New Testament, Early Christianity) For further information, see http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG :

PhD position Theology and Religious Studies; enquiries: g.h.van.kooten@rug.nl

PhD position The Jewish Revolt against Rome; enquiries: m.popovic@rug.nl

Deadline for submission: March 1st, 2010