Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

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In the fall of 2022, UiO and I are hosting another installment of the digital lecture series Ancient Attraction. This time the focus is on dress, clothing and vestimentary codes, and the title of the series is Ancient Attire.

One of my recent publications is an article about the dedicatory inscriptions from the temple of Yahweh on Mount Gerizim. In it, I combine insights from Material Religion and Ritual Studies in order to analyze the inscriptions as a silent invocation of the deity. The article is published in the volume Divine Names on the Spot: Towards a Dynamic Approach of Divine Denominations in Greek and Semitic Contexts (Bonnet og Galoppin, red., 2021), and it can be accessed here.

Academic interests

My main research area is Hebrew Bible religion in its ancient cultural contexts.

I am particularly interested in cult and ritual, such as sacrifices and offerings, and in ritualized social practices, such as gift-giving, hospitality and meal practices. My current projects focus on materiality and sensuality in Hebrew Bible religion and on meals and hospitality in the Hebrew Bible and in the ancient Mediterranean.

Courses taught

Background

From 2011 to 2019 I worked as assistant professor (2011-2013), professor with special responsibilities (2013-2018) and associate professor of Hebrew Bible Studies at the Faulty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

I have a PhD in Hebrew Bible also from the University of Copenhagen.

I have been on longer research stays at the Georg-August Universität in Göttingen (2013-2014 og 2018) and at the University of Helsinki (2016).

Awards

Partners

Tags: Hebrew Bible Studies/Old Testament, History of Religions, Ancient Judaism, Biblical Archaeology, Phenomenology of Religion, Religion and Culture of Antiquity, Ritual Studies, Hebrew

Publications

Monographs

  • Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible: An Anthropological Analysis of the role, function and literary use of hospitality in the Hebrew Bible, The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies Series, London: Bloomsbury, forthcoming (contract signed, expected publication in 2022).
  • Himmelsk føde og forbuden frugt. [Food and Drink in the Bible]. Håndbiblioteket. København: Det Danske Bibelselskabs Forlag, 2018.
  • Before the God in This Place for Good Remembrance: A Comparative Analysis of the Aramaic Dedicatory Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim, BZAW 441, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • “Gelübde”, Handbuch Alttestamentlicher Anthropologie, edited by Jan Dietrich and Alexandra Grund-Wittenberg, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming (expected publication in 2020).
  • “Israel – Cult vs. Popular Religion” (Chapter 1.3.4) in The Oxford Handbook of Religions in the Ancient Near East. Edited by Tawny Holm et al., Oxford University Press, forthcoming (expected publication in 2019).
  • ”Whoever is Kind to the Poor Lends to Yahweh, and Will Be Repaid in Full” (Prov 19:17): Patterns of Indirect Reciprocity in the Book of Proverbs and in the Sermon on the Mount”. Social and Cognitive Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount. Edited by Rikard Roitto, Colleen Shantz and Petri Luomanen, Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture, Equinox, forthcoming (expected publication in 2020).
  • ”En historie om rigtige mænd: Samuelsbøgernes teologi og ideal om hegemonisk maskulinitet” [A Story of Manly Men: Theology in the Books of Samuel and their Ideal Hegemonic Masculinity], Teologiske læsninger i Det Gamle Testamentes bøger: Gammeltestamentlige teologier i det 21. århundrede [An Anthology on Contemporary HB/OT Theologies]. Edited by Jan Dietrich and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme with assistance from Else K. Holt and Søren Holst, Aarhus, DK: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, forthcoming (expected publication in 2020).
  • “Visiting the Dead: Traces of Mortuary Ritual Practices in the Roman Near East”. Approaching the Dead: Studies of Mortuary Ritual, edited by Kirsi Valkama and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme. Helsinki: The Finnish Exegetical Society, forthcoming (expected publication in 2020).
  • “Death at the Hand of a Woman: Hospitality and Gender in the Hebrew Bible”. Gender, Methodology and the Ancient Near East, edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin et al. Monographica Orientalia. Barcelona: Barcino, 23-33, 2019.
  • “Liquid Life: Blood, Life and Conceptual Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East”. Language, Cognition, and Biblical Exegesis: Interpreting Minds. Edited by Ronit Nikolsky, Istvan Czachesz, Frederick Tappenden and Tamas Biro. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 63-70, 2019.
  • “Mortuary Rituals” (Chapter 20) in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual. Edited by Risto Uro et al., Oxford University Press, 353-369, 2018.
  • “A Pleasing Odor for Yahweh: The Smell of Sacrifices on Mount Gerizim and in the Hebrew Bible” in Sensual Religion: religion and the five senses, edited by Graham Harvey and Jessica Hughes. London: Equinox, 2018.
  • ”Den Præstelige Teologi” [Priestly Theology], i Fire indgange til gammeltestamentlige teologi. Edited by Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Søren Holst, Jesper Høgenhaven and Frederik Poulsen. København: Publikationer fra det Teologiske Fakultet, 52-76, 2016.
  • “Vow” and “Votive Offering” in The Routledge Dictionary of Ancient Mediterranean Religions. Edited by Eric Orlin, Michæl Satlow, Lisbeth Fried and Nicola Denzey-Lewis, Routledge, 994-997.
  • “Med Døden til bords: Gæstfrihed og kvinder i Det Gamle Testamente” [Hospitality and Gender in the Hebrew Bible]. Mad og drikke i bibelsk litteratur, Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese 19. Edited by Finn Damgaaard og Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Copenhagen: Forlaget Anis, 26-53, 2015.
  • “Inside – Outside: Domestic Living Space in Biblical Memory”. Memory and the City in Ancient Israel. Edited by Diana V. Edelmann and Ehud Ben Zvi, Eisenbrauns, 61-78, 2014.
  • “Sex, Violence and State Formation in Judges 19-21”. Greek Connections, Copenhagen Seminar Series. Edited by Philippe Wajdenbaum and Thomas L. Thompson, Acumen Publishers, 165-174, 2014.
  • “A Kind of Magic? An Analysis of the ’Law of Jealousy’ in Numbers 5:11-31 as Magical Ritual and as Ritual Text”. Magic and Divination in the Biblical World. Edited by Jacobus, Guillaume and Gudme, Gorgias Press, 149-167, 2013.
  • “The Biblical Vow as Barter Deal or Friend-Making Gift:  A reconsideration of the vow of the sailors in Jonah 1:16”. In The Gift in Antiquity. Edited by Michael Satlow, Blackwell Publishers, 189-201, 2013.
  • “Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Dedicatory Inscriptions as Communication with the Divine”. Mediating Between Heaven and Earth: Communication with the Divine in the Ancient Near East. Edited by Stökl, Zernecke and Crouch, T&T Clark International, 1-15, 2012.
  • “Der er ingen vampyrer i Det Gamle Testamente: Blod, liv og konceptuelle metaforer” [Blood, Life and Conceptual Metaphors in the Hebrew Bible]. Den Store Fortælling: Festskrift til Geert Hallbäck. Edited by Søren Holst and Christina Petterson, Forlaget Anis, 173-184.
  • “Barnemorderen Manasse: Kong Manasse af Juda i Kongebøgerne og i Krønikebøgerne – og i virkeligheden” [Manasseh the Child-Slayer: King Manasseh of Judah in Kings, in Chronicles and in Real Life]. Bibelske genskrivninger. Edited by Mogens Müller and Jesper Høgenhaven, Museum Tusculanum, 78-85, 2012.
  • “Modes of Religion: An alternative to ‘popular/official’ religion”. Anthropology and the Bible: Critical Perspectives. Edited by Emanual Pfoh, Gorgias Press, 77-90, 2010.
  • “Practice behind the Text? The Conditional Vow in the Hebrew Bible Narrative Texts”. Text and Ritual. Edited by Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, University of Copenhagen, 69-79, 2009.

Edited Volumes

  • Teologiske læsninger i Det Gamle Testamentes bøger: Gammeltestamentlige teologier i det 21. århundrede [An Anthology on Contemporary HB/OT Theologies]. Edited by Jan Dietrich and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme with assistance from Else K. Holt and Søren Holst, Aarhus, DK: Aarhus Universitetsforlag (expected publication in 2020)
  • Approaching the Dead: Studies of Mortuary Ritual, edited by Kirsi Valkama and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme. Helsinki: The Finnish Exegetical Society (expected publication in 2020).
  • Psalms and Prayer in Late 2nd Temple Judaism. Scandinavian Journal of the
  • Old Testament: Theme issue, edited by Mika Pajunen and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme (expected publication in 2019/2020).
  • Fire indgange til gammeltestamentlige teologi [Four Hebrew Bible Theologies]. Edited by Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Søren Holst, Jesper Høgenhaven og Frederik Poulsen. København: Publikationer fra det Teologiske Fakultet, 2016.
  • Mad og drikke i bibelsk litteratur [Food and Drink in Biblical Literature], Forum for Bibelsk Eksegese 19. Edited by Finn Damgaard og Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Forlaget Anis, 2015.
  • Myths of Exile. Edited by Ingrid Hjelm and Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, Acumen Publishers, 2015.
  • Studies on Magic and Divination in the Biblical World. Edited by Helen R. Jacobus, Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme & Philippe Guillaume, Gorgias Press, 2013.
  • Text and Ritual. Edited by Anne Katrine de hemmer Gudme, University of Copenhagen, 2009.

Popular Science Articles in Journals and Year Books

  • 2019 ”Reactivating Remembrance: The Dedicatory Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim as ‘Interactive Inscriptions’”, Biblical Archaeology Review
  • 2019 “Samuelsbøgerne og Kongebøgerne: Det Gamle Testamentes svar på Game of Thrones” [The Books of Samuel and Kings: Game of Thrones in the Hebrew Bible], Tidsskriftet Arken
  • 2017 ”Hvad foregik der i Jahves tempel?” [What went on in Yahweh’s temple?], BIBLIANA 2017:1.
  • 2016  ”Til middag hos de døde” [Dining with the dead], Det Unge Akademis årsskrift 2016, side 24-26
  • 2016 ”Helligtekst og kludetæppe - Det Gamle Testamente mellem Grækenland og Mesopotamien” (The Hebrew Bible between Greece and Mesopotamia],Religionslæreren 2016:2.
  • 2016 ”Samtalekatakomber: Graven som kommunikativt rum i tidlig jødedom og kristendom” [The Tomb as Communicative Space in Early Judaism and Early Christianity], TEOL information 54
  • 2015 “Røgelse og renselse: Rituel brug af planter i Bibelen” [The Ritual use of Plants in the Hebrew Bible], Bibliana 2015:2.
  • 2013 “Sex og Vold i Det Gamle Testamente” [Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible], Bibliana 2013:1.
  • 2012 “Hvad skal Moses med en tryllestav?” [Why does Moses have a Magic Wand?], Bibliana 2012:2.
  • 2010 “Til Minde om Amram” [In Memory of Amram], TEOL information 42.
  • 2009 “Retten til første spadestik: Krønikebøgernes genskrivning af grundlæggelsen af templet i Jerusalem” [The Re-Writing of the Foundation of the Jerusalem Temple in the Books of Chronicles], Bibliana 2009:1.
  • 2008 ”Nasiræerne i Det Gamle Testamente” [The Nazirites in the Hebrew Bible], TEOL information 37.
  • 2008 ”’De løfter jeg har givet dig, Gud..’ – Om at aflægge løfter i Det Gamle Testamente” [Conditional Vows in the Hebrew Bible], Bibliana, 2007:1.

Popular Science Articles in the Media and Online Publications

  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2022). The Aroma of Majesty: Gender and the Hebrew Bible’s Olfactory Cultic Theology . In De Graef, Katrien; Garcia-Ventura, Agnes; Goddeeris, Anne & Nakhai, Beth Alpert (Ed.), The Mummy Under the Bed. Essays on Gender and Methodology in the Ancient Near East. Zaphon. ISSN 978-3-96327-088-8. p. 217–231.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2022). Den velduftende helligdom: Næsens teologi og Jahves majestætiske maskulinitet. Religionsvidenskapeligt Tidsskrift. ISSN 0108-1993.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). Permanent and passing words: Addressing the divine in the sanctuary on Mount Gerizim. In bonnet, corinne & galoppin, thomas (Ed.), Divine Names on the Spot Towards a Dynamic Approach of Divine Denominations in Greek and Semitic Contexts. Peeters Publishers. ISSN 9789042947269. p. 44–60. doi: https%3A/www.peeters-leuven.be/pdf/9789042947276.pdf. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to Yahweh, and will be repaid in full” (Prov 19:17): Patterns of Indirect Reciprocity in the Book of Proverbs and in the Sermon on the Mount . In Roitto, Rikard; Shantz, Colleen & Luomanen, Petri (Ed.), Social and Cognitive Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount. Equinox Publishing. ISSN 9781781794227. p. 264–285.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). The Ambiguous Neighbor in the Hebrew Bible: A Survey of the Concept of Neighborship in Hebrew Bible Texts. In Kartzow, Marianne Bjelland (Eds.), The Ambiguous Figure of the Neighbour in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Texts and Perceptions. Routledge. ISSN 9780367637835. p. 25–43.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). Downing One's Destiny: Drinking and Judgement in the Hebrew Bible. In Scheuer, Blazenka & Davage, David (Ed.), Sin, Suffering, and the Problem of Evil. Mohr Siebeck. ISSN 978-3-16-157538-9. p. 53–66.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). Jakobs linser og Saras brød: Reception af Bibelen i bibelkogebøger. In Buch-Hansen, Gitte & Nielsen, Jesper Tang (Ed.), Bibelske konfigurationer i kunst og kultur. Eksistensen Akademisk. ISSN 9788741000251. p. 273–303.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). En historie om rigtige mænd: Samuelsbøgernes teologi og ideal om hegemonisk maskulinitet. In Dietrich, Jan & Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (Ed.), Gud og os : teologiske læsninger af Det Gamle Testamente i det 21. århundrede . Bibelselskabets forlag. ISSN 9788772321714. p. 185–207.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2020). Visiting the Dead: Traces of Mortuary Ritual Practices in Roman Palestine. In Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer & Valkama, Kirsi (Ed.), Approaching the Dead: Studies on Mortuary Ritual in the Ancient World. The Finnish Exegetical Society. ISSN 978-951-9217-73-4. p. 122–145.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2020). Was the Temple on Mount Gerizim Modelled after the Jerusalem Temple? Religions. ISSN 2077-1444. doi: 10.3390/rel11020073. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Dietrich, Jan & Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer (2021). Gud og os : teologiske læsninger af Det Gamle Testamente i det 21. århundrede . Bibelselskabets forlag. ISBN 9788772321714. 578 p.
  • Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer & Valkama, Kirsi (2020). Approaching the Dead: Studies on Mortuary Ritual in the Ancient World. The Finnish Exegetical Society. ISBN 978-951-9217-73-4. 118(Not applicable). 179 p.

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