Changing Perspectives in Old Testament Studies.

Past, Present, and Future

The conference focuses on the major changes within the field of Old Testament Studies during the past 50 years. It is the aim of the conference to investigate those changing perspectives within a broader context of Hellenistic studies, theories of composition, theories of history, anthropology, archaeology, Ancient Near Eastern religion and comparative literature, Dead Sea texts and cultural memory studies, and to suggest future prospects for the discipline.

Programme and speakers

See conference programme

See list of abstracts

Keynote speakers are Douglas Knight, Thomas L. Thompson, Philip Davies and Niels Peter Lemche.

The opening lecture will be given by Prof. Jack Sasson, Vanderbilt University.

On Thursday evening at 7pm there is a screening of director Michael Singh’s film “Valentino’s Ghost” followed by discussion.


The conference is hosted by The Faculty of Theology, Koebmagergade 44-46, DK-1150 Copenhagen K., and organized by members of the Dept. of Biblical Studies, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hjelm, Prof. MSO, Dr. Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Prof. Dr. Jesper Høgenhaven and Prof. Emer. Dr. Thomas L. Thompson.

A conference fee of 60 Euro (450 DKK / 80 USD) will be collected in cash on registration in Copenhagen.


If you wish to attend the conference, please fill out a registration form, and send it to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ingrid Hjelm, no later than October 1 2013.

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