Ludwig Beethoven J. Noya is an Instructor in Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. Candidate in Religion majoring in Hebrew Bible & Ancient Near East. Noya is interested in interrogating texts with specific attention to their social, economic, and political contexts. His dissertation project entitled “Rest as a Site of Struggle: Reconsidering Sabbath Transgressions in the Hebrew Bible Narratives” explores Sabbath narratives in the Hebrew Bible in conversation with the Sabbath experiences of the enslaved in Antebellum North America and the colonized in the British Colonial Global South. Noya’s writings were recently published in Biblical Interpretation and the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. His other articles are forthcoming in the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, Biblical Theology Bulletin, Expository Times, Multiracial Biblical Studies collected volume in SBL Press, and the Oxford Handbook of Wealth and Poverty in the Bible. In addition, he is working on two co-edited volumes: (1) on Class, Hebrew Bible, and Intersectionality, and (2) on the Notion of “Rest” in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Contexts, as well as a bibliographic essay for Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies. 

Noya’s research project with the CCCW is concerned with the development of Sabbatarianism in the British Imperial contexts in the metropolis and colonies such as North America, South Africa, Australia, and the southern part of Asia. In a conversation with both the Sabbatarian movements and the British Imperial rhetoric, especially as they perceived and utilized the Sabbath motif in the Hebrew Bible, Noya aspires to bring a different perspective to read the socio-economic dynamics in the Sabbath transgression narratives.