Prof. Dr. Dominik MarklProfessor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

    Research Profile

    My research has focussed on the Pentateuch, especially the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy. I enjoy investigating the Hebrew Bible as a cultural prism in the wider cultural context of the ancient Near East and its long history of reception.

    Teaching Profile

    Pentateuch; Exodus; Deuteronomy; Exegetical Methods; Bible and Politics.

    Selected Publications

    “The Decalogue: An Icon of Ethical Discourse”, in: Carly Crouch (ed.), Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible and Ethics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2020, 9-22.

    “The Ambivalence of Authority in Deuteronomy: Reaction, Revision, Rewriting, Reception”, Cristianesimo nella storia 41 (2020) 427–461.

    “Reception History of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament”, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion.. Oxford University Press 2020. doi:

    “The Babylonian Exile as the Birth Trauma of Monotheism”, in: Biblica 101 (2020) 1–25.

    “Deuteronomy’s ‘Anti King’: Historicized Etiology or Political Project?”, in: Gianto, Agustinus / Dubovský, Peter (eds.), Changing Faces of Kingship in Syria-Palestine 1500-500 BCE. AOAT 459. Münster: Ugarit Verlag, 2018, 165–186.

    Dubovský, Peter / Markl, Dominik / Sonnet, Jean-Pierre (eds.), The Fall of Jerusalem and the Rise of the Torah. FAT 107. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016

    Markl, Dominik (ed.), The Decalogue and its Cultural Influence. Hebrew Bible Monographs 58. Sheffield: Phoenix, 2013.

    “No Future without Moses: The Disastrous End of 2 Kings 22–25 and the Chance of the Moab Covenant (Deut 29–30)”, Journal of Biblical Literature 133 (2014) 711–728.

    Gottes Volk im Deuteronomium. BZAR 18. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2012.

    Der Dekalog als Verfassung des Gottesvolkes. Die Brennpunkte einer Rechtshermeneutik des Pentateuch in Exodus 19-24 und Deuteronomium 5. HBS 49. Freiburg i.Br.: Herder, 2007.


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