Honorary Member: Professor Martti Nissinen

Professor Martti Nissinen

Professor of Old Testament Studies, University of Helsinki


 Professor Nissinen worked first as Assistant Professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Helsinki from 1985-94, when he also served as translator of the Finnish Bible Translation Commission.  Between 1994-2002 he was a Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland,  and from 2002-07, Professor of Bible and the Ancient Near East, University of Helsinki. From 2007 he has been Professor of Old Testament Studies at Helsinki. From 2014-19 he was leader of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence “Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions” (www.cstt.fi) and has served as the President of the Foundation for the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (2010–21). He is member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Email:  martti.nissinen@helsinki.fi

Website: https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/martti-nissinen

Select Publications

Nissinen, M., References to Prophecy in Neo-Assyrian Sources (SAAS 7; Helsinki: Neo-Assyrian Corpus Project/University of Helsinki, 1998)

Nissinen, M., Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical, and Greek Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

Nissinen, M.,  Prophetic Divination: Essays in Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy (BZAW 494;  Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019)

Nissinen, M.,  Seow, C.-L., Ritner, R.K., and Melchert, H.C. (eds.), Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East (SBLWAW 41;  Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019)