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prof. dr. E. Noort

Professor em. of Ancient Hebrew Literature and the History of Religion of Ancient Israel

Born in Haarlem (The Netherlands ), Ed Noort was educated at the universities of Amsterdam , Kampen and Göttingen.
After professorships at the Reformed Theological Seminary of  Kampen (1979) and the
University of Hamburg (1989), he held –since 1993- the chair of  Old Testament at the University of Groningen . In 2009 he retired as a chair of Old Testament Studies. The University Board awarded him a Honorary Professorship. In the same year the Queen of the Netherlands appointed him Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion.    

 

Education

1963-1969
Free University of Amsterdam and Reformed Theological Seminary Ka­mpen  (Theology)

1969-1973
University of Göttingen (Semitic languages, Archaeology of the Near East , Old Testament)

1971
Academic examinations in the Netherlands (Kampen); examinations for the function of minister in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands

1975
PhD University of Göttingen (Dissertation: Gotteswort in der Krise. Untersuchungen zum Gottesbescheid in Mari und Israel). (Supervisor Walther Zimmerli – magna cum laude) 

 

Functions and academic appointments

1971-1973
Minister of the Reformed Church- Göttingen , Germany .

1973-1975
Academic Tutor of the Faculty of Theology, University of Göttingen.

1974-1977
Secretary of the Congress of the Internati­onal Organiza­tion for the Study of the Old Testament, Göttingen 1977

1975-1979
Assistant and Instructor for Old Testament and Archaeology of Palestine , Faculty of Theology, University of Göttingen; ‘Stiftsinspektor’ of the Theologisches Stift Göttingen.

1978-1979
Visiting Professor of Archaeology of
Palestine , University of Hamburg .

1979-1989
Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary,
Kampen , Netherlands .

1989-1993
Professor of Old Testament and Archaeology of
Palestine , Faculty of Theology, University of Hamburg .

1990-1991
Teaching the archaeological courses (“Lehrkurs) of the Deutsches Evangelisches Institut für Altertumswissen­schaft in
Jerusalem .

1995-1996
Visiting Professor United Theological College –Bangalore- India

1998
Visiting Professor Princeton Theological Seminary

Since 1993
Professor of Ancient Hebrew Literature and the History of Religion of Ancient
Israel , Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen.

2005-2008

Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (Groningen)

2006-2011 Professor Extraordinaire  University of Stellenbosch - South Africa.

2009 

Honorary Professor of Ancient Hebrew Literature  and the History of Ancient Israel, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen   

 

Boards and Memberships

1983-1989
Voor-Aziatisch Egyptisch Genootschap ‘Ex Oriente Lux’ –Leiden (B)

1983-2015
Biblischer Kommentar Altes Testament – Neukirchen-Vluyn (M)

1993-2006
Chair Centre for Religious Studies –
Groningen

1996-1999
President of the ‘Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in Nederland en België (Old Testament Society )

1996-2006
Chair of the Committee Dutch and
Eastern Europe Theological Faculties and Institutes

1998-2014 
Member of Teylers Godgeleerd Genootschap, Haarlem, Netherlands;

2012-2014 
Chair of Teylers Godgeleerd Genootschap, Haarlem, Netherlands 

2014-
extra ordinary member of Teylers Godgeleerd Genootschap, Haarlem, Netherlands;

1998-
Member of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences).

1999-  
Th.C.Vriezen Stichting ter bevordering van de oudtestamentische wetenschap –Utrecht (Board).

1999-2006 
Society of Psychiatry and Religion- Utrecht (Board).

1999-
Honorary Member of the Old Testament Society of
South Africa .

2001- 2004 
President of the European Association for Biblical Studies

2003-
Research Fellow Center of Theological Inquiry –
Princeton (M)

2002-2008 
Board of the
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and  Vice-Chair Board of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the KNAW

2008-2011
Foreign Secretary; Executive Board 
of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

2009-
Member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Haarlem)

2008-2011
Chair of the CO-REACH Board (Co-ordination of Research between Europe and China)

2008-2010  
President van het Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense 2010

2008-2011 
Chair of the China Committee of the KNAW

2008-2011 
Member of the Committee for International Policy (KNAW)

2006-2011 
Professor Extraordinaire of the University of Stellenbosch

1994-2008  

Member of the Committee of Dutch and Eastern European Theological Faculties and Institutes

2002-        
Member of the Board of the Th.C.Vriezen Foundation fostering Old Testament Research (Utrecht)

2009-2015 
Chair of the Committee of Scientific Integrity University  of Groningen

2012-2018
Co-chair of the section Joshua /Judges SBL. 

 

Editorial (EB) and Advisory Boards (AB)

1979-
Commentaar op het Oude Testament (Kampen) -EB

1981 -
Palaestina Antiqua (Kampen/Leuven)-EB

1981-1989
Gereformeerd Theologisch Tijdschrift (Kampen/Amsterdam)-EB

1983-1989
Woord in Beweging: Exegetisch-Homiletische commentaren (Kampen)-EB.

1991-
Historical Commentary on the Old Testament (Kampen)- AB

1996-
Ontwerpen (Kampen)- EB

1996-
Themes in Biblical Narrative ( Leiden)- AB

1999-
Kerk en Theologie (Zoetermeer)- AB

1999-2001

Internationaal Commentaar op de Bijbel (Kampen)

2001-
Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (
Leuven )- EB

2005- International Exegetical Commentary  on the Old Testament // Internationaler Exegetischer Kommentar  zum Alten Testament (Stuttgart)- ED

2005- Board of Reviews of Biblical Literature (SBL)

2006-  Sacra Scriptura (Cluj)-AB

Last modified:22 July 2016 2.04 p.m.

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