Honorary Member: Professor Dr. Reinhard Kratz


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.

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).