Prof. Jan Christian GertzProfessor of Old Testament Studies

    Research Profile

    Research interests: History of Old Testament Literature/Hebrew Bible, especially the Pentateuch and the Book of Deuteronomy; Biblical and Cuneiform Law

    Research Projects: Commentaries on the Books of Genesis (ATD) and Deuteronomy (HAT); History of the Literature of the Old Testament in the Neo-Assyrian and the Neo-Babylonian Periods. Supervising dissertation and habilitation projects in a wide variety of research areas.

    Teaching Profile

    Prof. Gertz’s teaching includes all aspects of OT literary history and Ancient Israel including introductory lectures, and basic and advanced seminars on specific topics of current research. This allows advanced students, doctoral candidates and postdocs to enter into lively debate. Seminars are always multilingual. Prof. Gertz also provides regular opportunities for students to participate in class excursions and trips abroad.

    Selected Publications

    Interaction of Early Christianity and Contemporary Christian Thought(ed. with A. Berlejung, K. Schmid and M. Witte) Grundinformation Altes Testament. UTB 2745. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 6. rev. ed. 2019

    (ed. with B.M. Levinson, D. Rom-Shiloni and K. Schmid) The Formation of the Pentateuch. Bridging the Academic Cultures of Europe, Israel, and North America. FAT 111. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2016

    Das erste Buch Mose (Genesis). Die Urgeschichte Gen 1-11, ATD 1, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2018

    Tradition und Redaktion in der Exoduserzählung: Untersuchungen zur Endredaktion des Pentateuch. FRLANT 186. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000.

    (ed. with K. Schmid and M. Witte) Abschied vom Jahwisten: Die Komposition des Hexateuch in der jüngsten Diskussion. BZAW 315.  Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2002.

    (ed. with D. Prechel/K. Schmid/M. Witte) Die deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerke in den Büchern Genesis bis 2. Könige: Neue religions- und redaktionsgeschichtliche Perspektiven zur jüngsten “Deuteronomismus”-Diskussion. BZAW 365. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, 2006.

    (ed. with A. Berlejung, K. Schmid and M. Witte) Handbook of the Old Testament, T&T Clark, London 2012.

    “The Formation of the Primeval History”, in: The Book of Genesis. Composition, Reception, and Interpretation (ed. by. C.A. Evans/J. Lohr/D.L. Petersen; VT.S 152, Leiden/Boston: Brill 2012) 107-136.

    “Schriftauslegung in alttestamentlicher Perspektive,” in: Schriftauslegung (Ed. by F. Nüssel, Themen der Theologie Bd. 8, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2014), 9-41.

    “The Miracle at the Sea: Remarks on the Recent Discussion about Origin and Composition of the Ecodus Narrative,”, in: The Book of Exodus. Composition, Reception, and Interpretation (ed. by. C.A. Evans/J. Lohr/D.L. Petersen; VT.S 152, Leiden/Boston: Brill 2012) 91-120.



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