Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

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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

Since 2018: Coordinator of the OTSEM network, a network formed by Hebrew Bible scholars from 16 North European universities. The aim of OTSEM is to improve Hebrew Bible research by facilitating contact, cooperation and exchange.

Since 2018: Member of the research network Measuring Value and Accomodating the Gods: Abstracting from the Material in Ancient Cultures, funded by the Independent Research Council Denmark, Directed by Professor Jan Dietrich, Aarhus University.

Since 2017: External Collaborator, Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires, funded by the Academy of Finland, Directed by Dr. Saana Svärd, Helsinki University.

2013-2017: Project Member, Ritual and Early Christian Religion, A collaborative research project on the role of ritual in early Christianity funded by the Finnish Academy, directed by Dr. Risto Uro.

Since 2018: Steering Committee Member of the program unit Senses and Culture in the

Biblical World, Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).

Siden 2016: Chair of the research unit, Anthropology and the Bible, European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).

Siden 2015: Steering Committee Member of the program unit Mind, Society & Religion, (SBL).

2011-2015: Chair of the research unit, Exile and Identity in the Hebrew Bible, EABS.

2009-2012: Chair of the research unit, Magic and Divination in the Biblical World, EABS.

Tags: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, Religious Studies/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 2020/2021).
  • 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

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