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Areas of competence

Hebrew Bible
Ancient near Eastern (including Biblical) historiography
Ancient near Eastern (including Biblical) creation theology
Ancient Israel’s history
The Primeval history in Genesis 1-11
The Book of Kings
The book of Isaiah
The book of Psalms
Cultural memory
Learning technology

Presentation

Apart from keeping up with new research necessary for teaching introductory and exegetic courses, my research specializes on Cultural Memory and ancient Near Eastern historiography and creation texts, including ancient Israel’s history and Old Testament creation theology. The results of my research have been presented at the Annual Meetings of Evangelical Theological Society and Society of Biblical Literature, and in scientific journals, anthologies, and monographs. A particular focus in my current research is the image of God and its importance for our understanding of human dignity and values in church and society. Since the fall of 2016, I have been part of the Carl F. Henry Center’s Creation Project at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago.

Reported production

All production reported to the Current Research Information System (CRISTIN) in Norway

Selected Publications

Cultural Memory

  •  “ʽTell Your Children and Grandchildren!’ The Exodus as Cultural Memory.” In James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg (red.), “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016) 177-196.
  •  “The Old Testament as Cultural Memory.” In James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary (eds.), Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith? (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012) 303-326.

Historiography

  • “The Divided Monarchy. Israel” in Jonathan Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton, Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament. Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018) 216-222.
  • “Mytebegrebet som et nødvendigt onde” [The Concept of Myth as a Necessary Evil] DTTK 1 (2016) 5-27
  • “Fortæller, hvad vil du? – om struktur of genre i Genesis 1-11” [Narrator, Which Is It? On Structure and Genre in Genesis 1-11] DTTK 1 (2016) 29-54.
  •  “Factualising the Evasion.” In Lester L. Grabbe (ed.), Enquire of the Former Age. Ancient Historiography and Writing the History of Israel (LHBOTS 554. London: T&T Clark, 2011) 164-178.
  • “The Role of Faith in Historical Research – a Rejoinder.” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 21/2 (2007) 275-298.

Creation Theology

  • Til syvende og sidst – Skabelse, tempel og hvile i Biblen og den gamle Orient [At the End of the Day. Creation, Temple and Rest in the Bible and the Ancient Near East]. København: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2015.

Learning Technology

  • “Corpus-Driven Visualization of Textual Worlds.” Hiphil (2017) 2-12
  • “The Perfect e-Storm: Repurposing Generative Learning Objects.” Hiphil Novum 1.2 (2014) 54-77.

Dissertation

  • Text and History. Historiography and the Study of the Biblical Text. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004.

Recent Publications

  • Michael Agerbo Mørch & Jens Bruun Kofoed, Hør Herrens Ord. Indledning til gammeltestamentlig profeti [Hear the Word of the Lord. Introduction to Old Testament Prophecy]. Fredericia: Kolon, 2018.
  • Før Darwin. Et forord til debatten om skabelse og udvikling [Before Darwin. An Introduction to the Discussion on Creation and Evolution]. Fredericia: Kolon, 2018.
  • “Individual Rights and Societal Responsibilities.” Theofilos 1 (2017) 58-82.
  •  “ʽTell Your Children and Grandchildren!’ The Exodus as Cultural Memory.” In James K. Hoffmeier, Alan R. Millard, and Gary A. Rendsburg (red.), “Did I Not Bring Israel Out of Egypt?” Biblical, Archaeological and Egyptological Perspectives on the Exodus Narratives (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2016) 177-196.
  • Konge, præst og gartner. Menneske i Guds verden [King, Priest, and Gardener. Man in God’s World] Fredericia: Kolon, 2016. “The Divided Monarchy. Israel” in Jonathan Greer, John W. Hilber, and John H. Walton, Behind the Scenes of the Old Testament. Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018) 216-222.“Mytebegrebet som et nødvendigt onde” [The Concept of Myth as a Necessary Evil] DTTK 1 (2016) 5-27.
  • “Fortæller, hvad vil du? – om struktur of genre i Genesis 1-11” [Narrator, Which Is It? On Structure and Genre in Genesis 1-11] DTTK 1 (2016) 29-54.
  • “Skaberværket som Guds kosmiske tempel” [Creation as God’s Cosmic Temple]. In Arne Helge Teigen, Bente Afset and Birger Løvlie (eds.), Misjon – Tro – Skole. Festskrift til Arne Redse. Kristiansand: Portal Forlag, 2015.

Education

  • 1992: Candidate degree of Theology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1992: Pastoral Seminary, Copenhagen (practical-theological education for postgraduate theology students)
  • 1999-2000: Research student at University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2001: Ph.D., University of Aarhus

Employment

  • 1992-1995: Part time teaching assistent, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology
  • 1995-2004: Teaching assistant, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology
  • 2004-2007: Part time teaching assistent in multimedia homiletics, Institute for Communication, University of Aalborg.
  • 2005-2014: Associate Professor of Old Testament, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology
  • 2008-2014: Associate Professor of Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College, Oslo
  • 2011, 2013: Visiting Professor at Lutheran Graduate School of Theology, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
  • 2012-2014: Associate Professor of Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College Denmark
  • 2013- : Professor II in Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College, Oslo
  • 2014 – : Professor in Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College Denmark
  • 2014 – : Professor in Old Testament, Copenhagen Lutheran School of Theology
  • 2017-2019: Affiliated researcher at Carl F. Henry Center for Theological Understanding’s Creation Project, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago
  • 2018 – : Theological Director of Center for Theology in Praxis

Conferences

Papers at conferences and research seminars

  • 10.12.2018: “The Narrative Embedding of Mesopotamian and Biblical Law Collections,” Forum for the Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College, Copenhagen.
  • 17.11.2018: “I Made Every Man Like His Fellow,” Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting, Denver.
  • 15.11.2018: “Encoding and Decoding Culture,” Evangelical Theological Society’s Annual Meeting, Denver.
  • 10.08.2018: “Theological Anthropology, Economic Personalism and the Metaphysics of Money,” Norwegian Summer Academy for Biblical Studies, Ansgar Teologiske Høgskole, Kristianssand.
  • 19.10.2018: “Approaching Genesis and Science. Hermeneutical Principles and a Case Study,” Veritas Research Forum, NLA Kristianssand.
  • 11.12.2017: “Før Darwin – et forord til debatten om skabelse og evolution” [Before Darwin. An Introduction to the Discussion on Creation and Evolution], Forum for the Old Testament, Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus
  • 11.12.2017: “En egyptisk baggrund for Genesis 1?” [An Egyptian Background for Genesis 1?], Forum for the Old Testament, Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus.
  • 11.2016: “Corpus-Driven Visualization of Textual Worlds.” Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting, San Antonio.
  • 09.12.2016: “Sandheden om den historiske Adam eller den historiske sandhed om Adam?” [The Truth About Historical Adam or the Historical Truth on Adam?], Forum for the Old Testament, Fjellhaug International University College Denmark.
  • 06.2015: “Mytebegrebet og urhistorien” [The Concept of Myth and the Primeval History], Biannual conference in the Helsjö-network.
  • 23.04.2014: “Fattige vil det alltid være i landet – Diakoni i Gammel Testamente.” [The Poor Will Always Be Among You], Research seminar at Fjellhaug International University College.
  • 08.11.2014: The Role of Biblical Languages in Theological Education. Invited speaker for 120th year anniversary of theological education in the Malagassy Lutheran Church (FLM) og 25th year jubilee for Lutheran Graduate School of Theology, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
  • 03.03.2014: “Gamla Testamenti er fiksjón, ikki so? Er tað vísindaliga møguligt at viðgera Gamla Testamenti sum eina søguliga álítandi keldu?” [The Old Testament is Fiction, Right?], Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.
  • 16.01.2014: “ʻTell Your Children and Grandchildren’ – The Exodus as Cultural Memory.” Consultation on the Exodus at Lanier Library in Houston.
  • 11.2013: “The Perfect e-Storm: Repurposing Generative Learning Objects.” Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting, Baltimore.
  • 11.2013: “Send in the Clones. The Image of God in Genesis 1 and Ancient Near Eastern Temple Imagery” Evangelical Theological Society’s Annual Meeting, Baltimore.

Conference organizer

  • 27.-28.03.2017: “The Gospel According to Moses” with Seth Postell, Yohanan Stanfield, and Todd Patterson.

Research Groups

  • 2006 – : Member of the steering committee for the Old Testament Narrative Book’s section at the Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.
  • 2011-2014: Member of Data and Transmission Project at Vrieje Universiteit, Amsterdam.
  • 2017-2019: Member of Creation Project at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School’s Carl F. Henry Center for Theological Understanding.

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