Dr Anja Klein (MTheol[special] DipTheol PhD DHabil SFHEA)
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
since 2017 Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
2013-2017 Chancellor's Fellow in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible)
2014 Habilitation at the University of Göttingen (Second Book: 'Geschichte und Gebet')
2008-2013 Academic Assistant in Old Testament Studies, University of Göttingen (chair Prof. R.G. Kratz)
2003-2008 Doctoral Studies of Theology, University of Göttingen
2008 Doctorate of Theology (Thesis: 'Schriftauslegung im Ezechielbuch')
2004-2007 Graduate Fellow "Ev. Studienwerk Villigst"
1996-2003 Studies of Theology in Bethel, St Andrews and Göttingen
2003 First Theological Degree/Diploma (Hanover Church/Göttingen)
2000 Master of Theology (special; St Andrews)
1999-2003 Fellow "Ev. Studienwerk Villigst"
MTheol(special) DipTheol PhD DHabil SFHEA
Dr Klein is a Senior Fellow of HEA and holds the Göttingen Certificate for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Responsibilities & affiliations
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Local Contact for the Edinburgh OTSEM group
Prophets and Their Oracles (BIST08019)
Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (BIS 08017/BIST10040)
The Dark Lord: Sex, Crime and Violence in the Hebrew Bible (BIST10052)
Biblical Hebrew Texts A (BIST0001)
Old Testament Theology (BIST10043)
Hebrew Prophecy (BIST10021)
Hebrew Prophecy (BIST11004)
Advanced Hebrew Texts A (BIST11011)
Hebrew Bible in Historical-Critical Perspective (BIST11021)
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
"Being a historical-critical scholar, I am passionate about the literary and theology history of the Hebrew Bible, and I do welcome any postgraduate research enquiries and applications in this field, in particular those with an interest in prophetic and poetic literature, or in the area of innerbiblical exegesis and the interpretation of 'scripture' in the Dead Sea Scrolls. More recently, I have discovered the question of violence in the Hebrew Bible and would love to discuss any enquiry related to this!"
For current PG students, Dr Klein offers a regular "Academic German Helpdesk" on Fridays, 10-11am. Appointments can be made by email.
Current PhD students supervised
I currently supervise five students that work on different topics in Ecclesiastes, the major prophets, the book of Isaiah, and Proverbs.
Dr Klein’s research focuses on the history of literature and theology of the Hebrew Bible, including the exegesis of the biblical scriptures in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Her fascination with Hebrew prophecy is reflected in her study on inner-biblical exegesis in the book of Ezekiel, while her most recent monograph deals with the exegesis of biblical history in the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible. The current research focuses on violence in the Hebrew Bible.
Having spent the first part of her career in Germany, she is a historical-critical scholar by training, which she makes fruitful for any literary and theological study of the Hebrew Bible.
Nordic-German Network for Research and Doctoral Education (OTSEM), local contact at Edinburgh School of Divinity www.otsem.uni-hamburg.de
Research Network in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Steering Group http://jewishstudies.div.ed.ac.uk/
Aberdeen Prophecy Network
Commentary on Ezek 1-39 in the series ATD (Altes Testament Deutsch)
Violence in the Hebrew Bible
Clothing, nudity, and shame in the Book of Ezekiel and Prophetic Oracles of Judgement
"Biblicist additions" or the emergence of scripture in the growth of the prophets
Fathers and sons
Salvation for Sheep and Bones
"Wie hast du's mit dem glauben, Israel?"
Praying Biblical History
The Historical Psalms
'Zieht heraus aus Babel'
Geschichte und Gebet
Schriftauslegung im Ezechielbuch
- Nov 30th: Ezechiel unter den Propheten - die Theologie des Ezechielbuches im Kontext alttestamentlicher Prophetie, Symposium Göttinger Beiträge zum Alten Testament“, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
- SBL Annual Meeting 2017 Boston: “Which Exodus? Biblical History in the Prayer of the Servants Isa 63:7-64:11”
- SBL Annual Meeting 2017 Boston: “Exodus: Transmission of a Tradition in Psalms and Liturgies of the Second Temple Period,”