Prof. Christoph UehlingerProfessor of History of Religions

    Research Profile

    Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Social History
    Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East
    Archaeological and iconographical approaches to the history of religion
    Visible Religion / Material Religion
    Comparative religion (esp. ANE – Judaism – Christianity – Islam)

    Teaching Profile

    Theoretical issues in the study of religions
    Comparative religion
    Visible and Material Religion
    ANE religions – Judaism – Christianity – Islam

    Selected Publications

    (with Othmar Keel) Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God in Ancient Israel. Minneapolis & Edinburgh: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1998.

    (ed. with Benjamin Sass) Studies in the Iconography of Northwest Semitic Inscribed Seals. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 125; Fribourg & Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1993.

    “Anthropomorphic Cult Statuary in Iron Age Palestine and the Search for Yahweh’s Cult Images”, in: K. van der Toorn (ed.), The Image and the Book: Iconic Cults, Aniconism, and the Veneration of the Holy Book in Israel and the Ancient Near East. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 21. Leuven: Peeters, 1997: 97-156.

    (ed.) Images as media. Sources for the cultural history of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean (first millennium BCE). Orbis Bibilicus et Orientalis 175; Fribourg & Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2000.

    (ed. with Claudia E. Suter) Crafts and Images in Contact. Studies on Eastern Mediterranean art of the first millennium BCE. Orbis Bibilicus et Orientalis 210; Fribourg & Göttingen:Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2005.

    “Was There A Cult Reform under King Josiah? The Case for a Well-Grounded Minimum”, in L. L. Grabbe, ed. Good Kings/Bad Kings: The Kingdom of Judah in the Seventh Century. European Seminar in Historical Methodology 5. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 393. London/New York: T&T Clark, 2005 (ppb 2007): 279-316.

    “Arad, Qitmit – Judahite Aniconism vs. Edomite Iconic Cult? Questioning the Evidence” in G. Beckman & T. J. Lewis, eds. Texts, Artifacts and Images. Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion. Brown Judaic Studies 346.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2006: 80-112.

    “Interested companionship: a review article” [review of Hinnells, The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, 2005; and Segal, The Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion, 2006] in Numen 54 (2006): 359-384.

    (ed. with Thomas Krüger, Manfred Oeming and Konrad Schmid) Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen. Beiträge zum Hiob-Symposium auf dem Monte Verità vom 14.-19. August 2005. Abhandlungen zur Theologie des Alten und Neuen Testaments 88. Zürich: Theologischer Verlag, 2007.

    (ed. with Susanne Bickel, Silvia Schroer and René Schurte) Images as Sources. Studies on ancient Near Eastern artefacts and biblical texts inspired by the work of Othmar Keel. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis, special volume. Fribourg & Göttingen:Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2007.



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