Honorary Member: Professor Dr. Reinhard Kratz

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Professor Dr. Reinhard Kratz

Professor für Altes Testament  at Georg-August-University, Göttingen

Professor Kratz was Principal ‘Investigator’ in the German-Israeli project Scripta Qumranica Electronica and is Director of Editio critica maior of the Greek Psalter (funded by the Union of the German Academies): some materials are now available on open access at https://septuaginta.uni-goettingen.de/.   Qumran Digital: Text and Lexicon (funded by the DFG), at the Göttingen Academy for Sciences and Humanities, is now fully available online at qumran-digital.org.   So too is his project ‘The Arabic and Syriac manuscripts of Ahiqar’,  which has received a second phase of  funding from 2022–2025: see https://ahiqar.uni-goettingen.de/website/.  Professor Kratz’s research interests include the textual and compositional history of the Hebrew Bible, especially the narrative books; prophecy in the ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible; and the formation of Judaism in Persian and Hellenistic times, with a special focus on Elephantine and Qumran.

Professor Dr. Kratz was Visiting Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Department of Bible and Orion Center), and Fellow of the Israeli Fund for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences, supported by The Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities (March to May 2023).

Email: reinhard.kratz@theologie.uni-goettingen.de

Website: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/prof.+dr.+reinhard+gregor+kratz/56085.html).

Select Publications

Kratz, R.G., Die Komposition der erzählenden Bücher des Alten Testaments: Grundwissen der Bibelkritik (UTB 2157;  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2000);  E.Tr. J. Bowden, The Composition of the Narrative Books of the Old Testament (London/New York: T&T Clark International, 2005)

Kratz, R.G., Die Propheten Israels (Beck’sche Reihe Wissen; München: Beck, 2003, revd. edn. 2022); I.Tr. E. Gatti, I profeti di Israele (Editrice Queriniana, Bescia 2006); E.Tr A. Hagedorn and N. McDonald, The Prophets of Israel (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2015)

Kratz, R.G., Historisches und biblisches Israel: Drei Überblicke zum Alten Testament (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013; revd. edn. 2017); E.Tr. P.M. Kurtz, English Translation: Historical & Biblical Israel: The History, Tradition, and Archives of Israel and Judah (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015); I.Tr. Israele storico e biblico: Storia, tradizione, archive (a cura di P. Mollo, tradiziona dal tedesco di F. Iodice (Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, Gregorian & Biblical Press 2020)

Kratz, R.G. (ed.) Interpreting and Living God’s Law: Miqsat Ma’ase Ha-Torah.  Some of the Works of the Torah (4QMMT), Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative (SAPERE 37; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

Kratz, R.G.,  QUMRAN. Die Schriftrollen vom Toten Meer und die Entstehung des biblischen Judentums (München: C.H. Beck 2022).

Kratz, R.G. Die Propheten der Bibel. Geschichte und Wirkung (München: C.H. Beck 2022).