Julianne Burnett, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Department: Christian Studies & Philosophy

Office: Hughes 143

Phone Extension: 2205

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Biographical Information

Dr. Julianne Burnett joined the faculty of Asbury University as the assistant professor of Old Testament in 2020. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manchester and her dissertation is titled: “Was Moses Perceived as a Magician?” which delves into evidence of ancient Egyptian magico-religious practices as well as examining the Moses narratives in the Pentateuch.

Dr. Burnett has lived in England, Mexico, and the States and has been involved in theological education in a variety of contexts. She is member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Institute for Biblical Research, and is a junior fellow of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre.


  • Ph.D., University of Manchester
  • M.A., Wesley Biblical Seminary
  • M.A., University of Exeter
  • B.A., University of Exeter

Selected Academic Presentations

  • “Aspects of Magic in Exodus 31:18 and 32:15-20,” (annual SBL/AAR meeting, San Diego), November 2019.
  • “The Writing and Destroying of the Tablets in Exodus 32 in Light of Ancient Egyptian Magic,” (fully funded through the Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (conference) and held in Trondheim, Norway), October 2018.
  • “Signs and Wonders in Exodus 4:1-17 and 7:1-13,” (invited speaker at the annual One Day Theology Conference, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England), June 2018.
  • “Reflections of Magic in the Moses Narratives: Serpents, Staves, and Ancient Egyptian Magic,” (fully funded through the Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (conference) and held in Bergen, Norway), October 2017.
  • “Ancient Egyptian Concepts of Divine Manifestations and the Incident of the Golden Calf in Exodus 32,” (Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion), March 2016.

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