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Nordic Network in Qumran Studies

The Network is lead by a steering group, consisting of the leaders of national units. For further details on each member, click on his or her name in the lists below.

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Steering Group

Coordinator: Associate professor Torleif Elgvin (Høgskolen i Staffeldtsgate, Oslo, Norway)
Associate Professor Håkan Ulfgard (University of Linköping, Sweden)
Professor (emerita) Raija Sollamo (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Associate professor Bodil Ejrnæs (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Dr. Håkan Bengtsson (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
Secretary: Dr. Hanne von Weissenberg (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Members of the national units

Denmark

Assoc. Prof. Bodil Ejrnæs
Dr. Martin Ehrenswärd
Prof. Jesper Høgenhaven
Dr. Søren Holst
Dr. Ellen Juhl Christiansen
Assoc. Prof. Anders Klostergaard Petersen
Assist. Prof. Kasper Bro Larsen
Karen Martens
Doctoral students:
Trine Bjørnung Hasselbalch
Hanne Kirchheiner

Finland

Prof. Raija Sollamo
Dr. Jutta Jokiranta
Dr. Magnus Riska
Dr. Juhana Saukkonen
Dr. Hanne von Weissenberg
Doctoral students:
Ruut Jokiranta
Olli Nuosmaa
Mika Pajunen
Pentti Tepsa
Hanna Tervanotko

Norway

Assoc. Prof. Torleif Elgvin
Prof. Magnar Kartveit
Prof. Hans Kvalbein
Anders Aschim
Dr. Gunnar Haaland
Dr. Årstein Justnes
Dr. Liv Ingeborg Lied

Sweden

Uppsala (website)
Dr. Håkan Bengtsson
Prof. Bo Isaksson
Dr. Mats Eskhult
Prof. Stig Norin
Doctoral students:
Hermanni Pihlajamaa
Pedro Gonçalves

Linköping
Assoc. Prof. Håkan Ulfgard
Eva Strömberg Krantz

Umeå
Assoc. Prof. Mikael Winninge
Dr. Cecilia Wassen
Doctoral student:
Kamilla Skarström

 

Torleif Elgvin
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Torleif Elgvin

Coordinator of the network

Høgskolen i Staffeldtsgate
Staffeldts gate 4
0166 Oslo
Norway
te@staffeldtsgate.no

Pastor in Alta, Norway 1980-85. Director Caspari Center of Biblical and Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1986-93. Research associate Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology, Oslo 1993-96. Lecturer (from 1999 Associate Professor) in Biblical and Jewish Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Oslo, 1997-2004. Associate Professor, Høgskolen i Staffeldtsgate, Oslo, from 1 Aug 2004.

Ph.D. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1998, on 'An Analysis of 4QInstruction.' Since 1992 member of publication team, Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project. Numerous studies on the scrolls and related subjects (Old Testament, pseudepigrapha) since 1994, specializes in wisdom literature from Qumran.

 
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Håkan Ulfgard

Institutionen för religion och kultur
Linköpings universitet
581 83 Linköping
Sverige
hakul@irk.liu.se

Associate Professor

Born 1953, academic studies in Semitic Languages, Classical Greek and Theology at the University of Lund (graduate 1978, ThD 1989).
Doctoral dissertation in New Testament Exegesis:
Feast and Future. Revelation 7:9-17 and the Feast of Tabernacles (Coniectanea biblica: New Testament Series 22; Lund: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1989), followed by several articles on apocalyptic literature, on the Qumran texts, and on the Jewish and biblical background of various New Testament concepts and ideas.
Post-doc scholarship on the Feast of Tabernacles in biblical and post-biblical times until the Talmudic era resulting in the monograph The Story of Sukkot. The Setting, Shaping, and Sequel of the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles (Beiträge zur Geschichte der biblischen Exegese 34; Tübingen: Mohr/Siebeck, 1998).
Between 1980 and 1999 various teaching and research appointments in the Section of Biblical Studies at the Faculty of Theology, University of Lund ('Docent' title 1997); also from 1990 until 1993 as Lecturer and External Lecturer in New Testament Exegesis at the University of Copenhagen. Since 1999 Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Department of Religion and Culture at the University of Linköping; from 1 July 2000 Head of Department. Member of the Societas Novi Testamenti Studiorum (SNTS) since 1998.

 

Raija Sollamo
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Raija Sollamo

Department of Biblical Studies
P.O.Box 33
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
raija.sollamo@helsinki.fi

Professor of Biblical Languages (emerita)

In my research and teaching I have concentrated on three fields. My main area of expertise is the Septuagint and particularly its translation technique. During the last decade the Qumran studies have become more and more important to me, alongside with the Septuagint. I am the head of a research team working on both of these fields. The team belongs to the Research Unit on the Formation of Early Jewish and Christian Ideology, a Centre of Excellence funded by the Academy of Finland. My third field of interest is theological women's studies.

 

Bodil Ejrnæs
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Bodil Ejrnæs

Department of Biblical Studies
University of Copenhagen
Købmagergade 44-46
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Denmark
be@teol.ku.dk

Assoc. Professor of the Old Testament.

Co-editor of the new authorized Danish translation of the Bible 1979-1992, and of a new authorized translation of the Apocrypha 1993-1997. Ph.D. in theology 1994, title of thesis, Understanding of Scripture in the History of the Danish Bible. Editor of a new Danish translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Dødehavsskrifterne og de antikke kilder om essæerne i ny oversættelse [= The Dead Sea Scrolls and the ancient sources about the Essenes. A new translation]. Frederiksberg: Anis 1998.
Fields of research: The history of use and interpretation of the Old Testament. Qumran studies: exegetical literature, poetical literature.

 

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Håkan Bengtsson

Uppsala University
Department of Theology
P.O.Box 511
SE-751 20 Uppsala
Sweden
hakan.bengtsson@teol.uu.se

Research fellow and temporary lecturer in Religious Studies
I wrote my doctoral thesis about the so-called code names in the Pesharim, arguing that these names should not be viewed as a historical cipher, but rather that these should be regarded as a part of the ideological discourse of the Qumram community.

 
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Kasper Bro Larsen

Department of Biblical Studies
The Faculty of Theology
University of Aarhus
Building 443, Taasingegade 3
DK-8000 Aarhus
Denmark
kbl@teo.au.dk

PhD, Assistant Professor of the New Testament

Title of PhD dissertation: Recognizing the Stranger: Anagnorisis in the Gospel of John
Unpublished prize dissertation:
Visdom og apokalyptik i Qumran-skrifterne [Wisdom and Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls]. 2000, 264 p. A presentation of wisdom literature and ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls with main emphasis on the latest published sapiential texts and their relation to apocalyptic ideology.
Publication:
"Visdom og apokalyptik i Musar leMevin (1Q/4QInstruction)." [Wisdom and Apocalypticism in Musar leMevin (1Q/4QInstruction).] Dansk Teologisk Tidsskrift 65 (2002), 1-14.

Martin Ehrenswärd

Department of the Study of Religion
University of Aarhus, Building 443
Taasingegade 3
DK-8000 Aarhus
Denmark
meh@teo.au.dk

Part-time lecturer, PhD
PhD dissertation: Studies in the Syntax and the Dating of Biblical Hebrew

Research:
1. The linguistic dating of biblical Hebrew.
2. Linguistic, esp. syntactic, diversity in Qumran Hebrew; is the diversity connected to theology, chronology, style, provenance, or other factors?

Jesper Høgenhaven

Department of Biblical Studies
University of Copenhagen
Købmagergade 44-46
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Denmark
jh@teol.ku.dk

Dr. theol., Professor of the Old Testament
Has worked extensively on the DSS and published articles (in Danish and English) on the great Isaiah Scroll and 4QMMT. Contributed to the reedition of John Allegro's volume in the DJD series, and to the Danish DSS translation project.

Søren Holst

Department of Biblical Studies
University of Copenhagen
Købmagergade 44-46
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Denmark
sh@teol.ku.dk

Ph.D., assistant professor in Old Testament Studies.
PhD dissertation: Verbs and War Scroll: Studies in the Hebrew Verbal System and the Qumran War Scroll (2004).
Worked as research assistant on publication of several Qumran texts. Contributed to the Danish DSS translation project.

Ellen Juhl Christiansen

ellen.finn.chr@worldonline.dk

Ph.D., free lance researcher.
Title of thesis: Covenant in Judaism and Paul. A Study of Ritual Boundaries as Identity Markers. Leiden: Brill 1995.
Current research: A study in progress on 1. Peter, including an examination of terms and images common to 1. Peter and the Qumran literature in order to see whether or not there is a possible Qumran influence on 1. Peter.

Anders Klostergaard Petersen

Department of Biblical Studies
The Faculty of Theology
University of Aarhus
Building 443, Taasingegade 3
DK-8000 Aarhus
Denmark
klosterg@teologi.au.dk

Assoc. professor of the New Testament
1) Together with archeologist David Warburton, University of Aarhus, I am presently involved in a minor project pertaining to the relationship between some of the newer archeological problematisations of the traditional understanding of the ruin complex and some recent criticism with regard to traditional interpretations of the cave texts.
2) I am currently interested in scrutinising different tendencies witnessed by the Qumran texts with regard to the type of religion they are representing (religion of blessing vs. religion of salvation; locative vs. utopian forms of religion).

Karen Martens

Department of Biblical Studies
University of Copenhagen
Købmagergade 46, 2. sal
Postbox 2164
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Denmark
km@teol.ku.dk

Assistant lecturer

Trine Bjørnung Hasselbalch

Department of Biblical Studies
University of Copenhagen
Købmagergade 44-46
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Denmark
tbh@teol.ku.dk

PhD project:
The Teacher of Righteousness as literary construct. An investigation of rhetorical strategies in the identity building of the Dead Sea Community

Hanne Kirchheiner

Gentoftegade 56C, 2th
DK-2820 Gentofte
Denmark
hanne@gentoftehus.dk

PhD student, University of Birmingham
Working title of PhD dissertation:
The Remnant of Israel: Qumran Social Identity in the Light of Exegesis and Anthropology

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Magnus Riska

Kylväjä
P.O.Box 188
FI-01301 Vantaa
Finland

magnus.riska@flom.fi

Education Manager, Finnish Lutheran Overseas Mission
External docent in Old Testament Studies, University of Helsinki
The House of the Lord: A Study of the Temple Scroll Columns 29:3b-47:18.

PhD dissertation:
The Temple Scroll and the Biblical Text Traditions (2001)

Jutta Jokiranta

Department of Biblical Studies
P.O. Box 33
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
jutta.jokiranta@helsinki.fi

Title of PhD dissertation:
Identity on A Continuum: Constructing and Expressing Sectarian Social Identity in Qumran Serakhim and Pesharim (public defense on 17 Dec 2005).

Olli Nuosmaa

Chaplain, the Parish of Leppävaara, Church of Finland
Alberganesplanadi 1
FI-02600 Espoo
Finland
olli.nuosmaa@evl.fi

Working title of PhD dissertation:
Relations of the early Essenes to Samaria in 200-100 BCE
What were the possible relations between the Essenes (the Teacher of Righteousness) and the Temple of Samaria before the Community of Qumran was established.

Mika Pajunen

Department of Biblical Studies
P.O.Box 33
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
mika.pajunen@kolumbus.fi

Working title of PhD dissertation:
Collections of Apocryphal Psalms from Qumran

Juhana Saukkonen

Institute of Archaeology
University College London
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY
United Kingdom
j.saukkonen@ucl.ac.uk

Topic of current post-doctoral research project:
Religion at Qumran: Archaeological and Textual Perspectives
Title of PhD dissertation:
The Story Behind the Text: Scriptural Interpretation in 4Q252 (public defense in May 2005).

Pentti Tepsa

Näätäpolku 1
FI-96900 Saarenkylä
Finland
pentti.tepsa@evl.fi

Hanna Tervanotko

Department of Biblical Studies
P.O.Box 33
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
hannakaarina@gmail.com

Working title of PhD dissertation:
Denying Her Voice: The Figure of Miriam in the Ancient Jewish Literature

Hanne von Weissenberg

Department of Biblical Studies
P.O. Box 33
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
hannevw@sci.fi

Title of PhD dissertation:
4QMMT - The Problem of the Epilogue.

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Magnar Kartveit

The School of Missions and Theology, Stavanger
magnar.kartveit@lyse.net

Th.D., Professor of Old Testament
Publications:
Motive und Schichten der Landtheologie in I Chronik 1-9. Coniectanea biblica: Old Testament Series 28. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1989.
Det gamle testamentet: Analyse av tekstar i utval (editor). 2d ed. Oslo: Samlaget, 2000. 3d ed. Oslo: Samlaget, 2003.
Presently working on biblical scrolls from Qumran and the early Samaritan tradition.

Hans Kvalbein

The Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology
Pob 5144 Majorstua
0302 Oslo
Norway
hans.kvalbein@mf.no

Professor of the New Testament
Fields of research: The Gospel of Matthew; Synoptic theology; The Sermon on the Mount; Theology of Baptism. Missiology. Bible Translation. Poverty and the Poor in The Hebrew Bible, in Early Judaism and The New Testament.
Qumran Studies: The terminology of poverty; eschatological expectations. Has given introductions to Qumran as courses and in a book. Has published a contribution to 4Q521 in ZNW 88 (1997): 111-125 and in JSP 18 (1998): 87-110.

Anders Aschim

Ødegårdsliveien 7
1914 Ytre Enebakk
Norway
anders@qumran.no
a.aschim@online.no

Pastor
Has published articles on biblical exegesis in Qumran and the Melchizedeq tradition.

Gunnar Haaland

Oslo University College
gunnar@nashoba.no

Dr. theol., Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Dr. theol. dissertation: Beyond Philosophy: Studies in Josephus and his 'Contra Apionem'.
Fields of interest: Second Temple Judaism, Jewish roots of Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations.

Årstein Justnes

Agder University
Department of Theology and Philosophy
Serviceboks 422
4604 Kristiansand
Norway
arstein.justnes@hia.no

Associate Professor, Head of department

Working title of PhD dissertation:
The Time of Salvation. An Analysis of 4Q215a, 4Q246 and 4Q521
Fields of interest: Biblical languages, Second Temple Judaism, New Testament

Liv Ingeborg Lied

liv.lied@ahkr.uib.no

Title of PhD dissertation:
The Other Lands of Israel: A Study of the Land Theme in 2 Baruch,
submitted to the University of Bergen, Norway, in December 2006; defended on 7 Dec 2007.

Research interests: Land traditions within the Pseudepigrapha and the DSS; "Damascus" of the Damascus Document; "Space", "place" and narrartive geography in Jewish (late) antiquity.

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Mikael Winninge

Umeå University
Dept. of Religious Studies
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sweden
mikael.winninge@religion.umu.se
Tel. +46 90 786 76 71
Fax. + 46 90 786 95 55

Th.D., B.A., Associate Professor
Biblical Studies, especially New Testament Studies
Publication in the Qumran-field:
"The New Testament Reception of Judaism in the Second Temple Period." Pages 15-31 in The New Testament as Reception. Edited by Mogens Müller and Henrik Tronier. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 230. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.
Ongoing work within the Qumran-field:
"Amos 9, the Essene Interpretation, and the Apostolic Decree"

Kamilla Skarström

Umeå University
Dept. of Religious Studies
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sweden
kamilla.skarstrom@religion.umu.se
Tel. +46 90 786 50 00
Fax. + 46 90 786 95 55

PhD student
Working title of PhD dissertation:
Ruah in 1QS 3:13-4:26"
Can an analysis of the word/concept ruah in the Hebrew Bible and in relevant Qumran texts lead to a deeper understanding of the passage of the Two Spirits in 1QS?

Cecilia Wassen

Umeå University
Dept. of Religious Studies
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sweden
ceciliawassen@yahoo.ca

MDiv. (Uppsala University), M.A. (McMaster University), Ph.D. (McMaster University)
Lecturer
Published Ph.D. thesis:
Women in the Damascus Document. Society of Biblical Literature Academia Biblica Series 21. Leiden: Brill, 2005 (hardback), and Atlanta: SBL, 2005 (paperback).
Co-author (with Eileen Schuller) of the article "Women" (4000 words), in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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