Prof. Gideon Rudolph KotzéResearch Professor

    Research Profile

    Hebrew Bible textual criticism
    Dead Sea scrolls
    Ancient Near Eastern cultures
    Early Judaism

    Teaching Profile

    Classical Hebrew
    Textual Criticism
    Ancient Near Eastern cultures

    Selected Publications

    Kotzé, Gideon R. Images and Ideas of Debated Readings in the Book of Lamentations (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 38). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.

    Kotzé, Gideon R. “Reconsidering the Debated Reading in LXX Lamentations 3:45.” in Die Septuaginta – Themen, Manuskripte, Wirkungen: 7. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 19.–22. Juli 2018 (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament I/444), edited by Eberhard Bons et al,, 620-29. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Theology and Septuagint Corpora: A Proposal and Some Questions.” In Toward a Theology of the Septuagint (SBL Septuagint and Cognate Studies 74), edited by Johann Cook, and Martin Rösel, 47–69. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2020.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Human and Divine Persecution in MT and LXX Lamentations 3:52–66.” In Passion, Persecution, and Epiphany in Early Jewish Literature, edited by Nicholas P. L. Allen, Pierre J. Jordaan, Joszef Zsengellér, 99–125. London: Routledge, 2020.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Reproduction and the Responsibility of Royal Representation: A Reading of Genesis 1:26–28.” In Reconceiving Reproductive Health: Theological and Christian Ethical Reflections (Reformed Theology in Africa Series Volume 1), edited by Manitza Kotzé, Nadia Marais, and Nina Müller van Velden, 97–124. Cape Town: AOSIS, 2019.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“4QLXXNum and a Text-Critical Examination of a Debated Hebrew Term in Numbers 4.” In Scribal Practice, Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essays in Memory of Peter W. Flint (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 130, edited by John J. Collins, and Ananda Geyser-Fouché, 56–74. Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2019.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Just Like Puericide: The Greek Translation and Interpretation of a Debated Hebrew Phrase in Lamentations 1:20.” In XVI Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint and Cognate Studies 71), edited by Gideon R. Kotzé, Wolfgang Kraus, and Michaël N. van der Meer, 103–17. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Interpreting and Translating ‘Hanging’ in Lamentations 5:12 as an Image of Impalement.” In Ancient Texts and Modern Readers: Studies in Ancient Hebrew Linguistics and Bible Translation (Studia Semitica Neerlandica 71), edited by Gideon R. Kotzé, Christian S. Locatell, and Jack A. Messarra, 319–41. Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2019.

    Kotzé, Gideon R.“Comments on the Uses and Meanings of אין in the Masoretic Text of the Hebrew Bible: Revisiting Vriezen.” Hebrew Studies 57 (2016): 201–21.

    Kotzé, Gideon R. The Qumran Manuscripts of Lamentations: A Text-Critical Study (Studia Semitica Neerlandica 61). Leiden / Boston: Brill, 2013.


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