Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

Associate Professor - Fagseksjonen
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Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

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


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).



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


“Invitation to Murder: Hospitality and Violence in the Hebrew Bible”, Studia Theologica – Nordic Journal of Theology (2019)

“A Pleasing Odor for Yahweh: The Smell of Sacrifices on Mount Gerizim and in the Hebrew Bible”, Body and Religion 2: 7-24 (2018).

“Mortuary Rituals” (Chapter 20) in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual. Edited by Risto Uro et al., Oxford University Press, 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.

Published Aug. 5, 2019 9:46 PM - Last modified Aug. 7, 2019 1:00 PM