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


Undergraduate teaching

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)

Postgraduate teaching

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.

Project activity

Commentary on Ezek 1-39 in the series ATD (Altes Testament Deutsch)

Violence in the Hebrew Bible

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Conference details

  • 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,”