Mark Scarlata
Revd Dr Mark Scarlata
Tutor and Lecturer in Old Testament Studies


Revd Dr Mark Scarlata is Tutor and Lecturer in Old Testament Studies. Mark grew up in the USA and did his theological studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School. He received his PhD from Cambridge University, which has been published as 'Outside of Eden: Cain in the Ancient Versions of Gen. 4.1-16' (T & T Clark, 2012). His latest book 'Am I my Brother's Keeper?: Christian Citizenship in a Globalized Society',  (Wipf and Stock/Cascade) deals with issues related to Christian life and the response of faith within a global community. Mark has contributed articles to the T & T Clark Companion to the Septuagint and other volumes on Bible translation. His current research interests are in Exodus and more broadly in the Pentateuch. He returns to the college after a sabbatical period where he was the Distinguished Academic Visitor at Queens College, Cambridge. His forthcoming work will be The Abiding Presence: A Theological Commentary on Exodus. London: SCM Press. Mark is also the Vicar-Chaplain at St. Edward, King and Martyr, Cambridge where he serves as priest in one of the oldest churches in Cambridge that was also integral in the English Reformation. Mark is married to Bettina and they have three children.

Research Projects

Mark has recently been speaking across the London diocese to clergy on finding sabbath rest within the life of the priest. This book will explore a biblical theology of sabbath rest and how that applies to the Christian today especially in a consumer and digital society.