Granerød’s main interest is the history of Judaean religion in the Persian period, currently with a main focus on the Judaean community in Elephantine in Achaemenid Egypt. Another interest is scriptural hermeneutics/(inner-)biblical exegesis in the late texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and other Jewish texts from the Persian, Hellenistic and in part Roman periods. He has previously worked especially with the Melchizedek traditions of that time.
Granerød’s teaching responsibilities include the HB/OT courses on all levels offered at MF Norwegian School of Theology. He has experience with teaching courses on methods in the study of the Bible, Deuteronomy and the prophetic literature (with an emphasis on the Book of Isaiah). In addition, he has taught introductory courses and intermediate-level interdisciplinary courses on the Old Testament and the Jewish roots of New Testament Christology. Occasionally, he has also taught introductory courses to Rabbinic Judaism.
“The Former and the Future Temple of YHW in Elephantine: A Traditio-Historical Case Study of Ancient Near Eastern Antiquarianism.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 127/1 (2015).
“Ahuramazdas lojale judeiske soldater: Om Elefantine-judeernes selvbilde” [ET: “Ahuramazda’s Loyal Judaean Soldiers. On the Self-Perception of the Elephantine Judaeans.”] Teologisk Tidsskrift 3 (2014): 288–303.
“‘By the Favour of Ahuramazda I Am King’: On the Promulgation of a Persian Propaganda Text Among Babylonians and Judaeans.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 44 (2013): 455–480.
“Om møtet mellom islams Koran-dogme og (vestlig) akademia” [ET: “On the Meeting Between Islam’s Dogma of the Qur’an and (Western) Academia.”] Teologisk Tidsskrift 1 (2012): 268–282.
Abraham and Melchizedek. Scribal activity of Second Temple times in Genesis 14 and Psalm 110. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 406; Berlin: de Gruyter.
“A Forgotten Reference to Divine Procreation? Psalm 2:6 in Light of Egyptian Royal Ideology.” Vetus Testamentum 60 (2010): 323–336.
“Melchizedek in Hebrews 7.” Biblica 90 (2009): 188–202.
“Omnipresent in Narratives, Disputed among Grammarians: Some Contributions to the Understanding of wayyiqtol and Their Underlying Paradigms.” Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 121 (2009): 418–434.