Prof dr Jörg Jeremias

Prof dr Jörg Jeremias
Protestant Faculty of Theology, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Jörg Jeremias is Emeritus Professor in Old Testament Studies of the Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. He is a prominent theologian who studied inter alia Evangelical Theology and Ancient Languages in Göttingen, Z?rich, Heidelberg and Yale universities. He obtained a MA degree in Yale. In 1964 he finished his dissertation on Theophany texts in the Old Testament with Professor Martin Noth as supervisor. Jeremias was the Assistant of Professor Hans Walter Wolff in Mainz, Germany, where he finished his Habilitation in 1969 with the theme “Kultprophetie und Gerichtsverkündigung in der späten Königszeit“. From 1972-1994 he was Professor for Old Testament Studies at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. From 1994-2005, when he retired, he was Professor for Old Testament Studies at the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. Jeremias also lectures outside Germany at the Dormitio Abbey in Jerusalem and at the Lutheran Theological Institute in Hermannstadt in Siebenbürgern, Romania. Since his retirement in 2005 he lived in Munich.
Jeremias has different research interests, namely, the Religionsgeschichte of Israel and its Umwelt; the Israelite prophecy and prophets; and the characteristics of how the Old Testament speaks about God. How the History of Religions in the Israelite Umwelt has an influence on Old Testament texts, is seen in his book Das Königtum Gottes in den Psalmen. His leading work on the redactional composition of the TwelveProphetsBook (Dodekapropheton) and commentaries on single prophetical books, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, etc. illustrate his contributions. In Die Reue Gottes. Aspekte alttestamentlicher Gottesvorstellung, 1997, Jeremias has shown how human characteristics are used, but changed to describe God. His books and articles include: Kultprophetie und Gerichtsverkündigung in der späten Königszeit, 1970; Die Vollmacht des Propheten im Alten Testament, 1971; Theophanie. Die Geschichte einer altisraelitischen Gattung, 1977; Der Prophet Hosea, 1983; Der Prophet Amos, 1995; Hosea und Amos. Studien zu den Anfängen des Dodekapropheton, 1996; Die Anfänge der Schriftprophetie, 1996; Neuere Tendenzen in der Forschung an den Kleinen Propheten, 1998; Gelehrte Prophetie. Beobachtungen zu Joel und Deuterosacharja, in: Vergegenwärtigung des Alten Testaments. Beiträge zur biblischen Hermeneutik, 2005; Vier Jahrzehnte Forschung am Alten Testament - Ein Rückblick, 2005; Genesis 20-22 als theologisches Programm, 2006; Das Wesen der alttestamentlichen Prophetie, 2006; Die Propheten Joel, Obadja, Jona, Micha, 2007.
Jeremias was member of the Editorial Board of Theologische Literaturzeitung, the theological commission of the VELKD and the commission for dialogue between the EKD and the Romenian Orthodox Church.