Erasmus Gass

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Erasmus Gaß (* 1971 in Oberelsbach ) is a German Roman Catholic theologian .


From 1981 to 1990 he attended the Rhön-Gymnasium Bad Neustadt . He studied Catholic theology at the Pontifical University Maynooth (1994–1995) and at the University of Würzburg (1992–1997), where he was a student assistant at the Chair of the Old Testament from 1996 to 1997. During his doctorate (1997–2001) in the subject of the Old Testament in Würzburg , he worked there from 1997 to 1999 as a research assistant at the Chair of Old Testament. From 1999 to 2002 he was a research assistant at the Chair for Old Testament at the University of Würzburg. From 2002 to 2008 he was a research assistant at the Department of Old Testament at the University of Tübingen ( DFG project). After his habilitation (2005–2008) in the subject of the Old Testament in Tübingen , he represented the chair of Hermann-Josef Stipps at the University of Munich from 2009 to 2010 . In the winter semester 2010/2011 was a visiting scholar at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago with Klaus-Peter Adam . In the summer semester 2011 he had a teaching position at the Goethe University with Thomas Schmeller . In the 2011/2012 winter semester he taught as a visiting professor at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt with Burkard Zapff . In the summer semester of 2012, he taught as a Hebrew lecturer at the preparatory course at the Bamberg seminary . In the 2012/2013 winter semester, he represented Irmtraud Fischer's chair at the University of Graz and was a research assistant to Hermann-Josef Stipp in Munich . In the 2013 summer semester he continued to represent the Irmtraud Fischers chair in Graz . In the 2013/2014 winter semester, he represented Maria Häusl's chair at the TU Dresden . Since the summer semester of 2014 he has been teaching as a full professor for Biblical Introduction and Biblical auxiliary sciences at the Trier Theological Faculty. Since June 1, 2018, he has been director of the Emil Frank Institute in Wittlich .

His main research interests are biblical archeology; historical topography; Northwest Semitic epigraphy and the Book of Joshua and Judges.

Fonts (selection)

  • “A star rises from Jacob”. Linguistic and literary analysis of Baleampoesie (= work on text and language in the Old Testament. Volume 69). EOS-Verlag, Sankt Ottilien 2001, ISBN 3-8306-7076-1 (also dissertation, Würzburg 2001).
  • The place names in the book of judges from a historical and editorial perspective (= treatises of the German Palestine Association. Volume 35). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-447-05108-6 .
  • The Moabites. History and culture of an East Jordanian people in the 1st millennium BC Chr. (= Treatises of the German Palestine Association. Volume 38). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-447-05908-4 (also habilitation thesis, Tübingen 2007).
  • as editor with Hermann-Josef Stipp: "I will never break my covenant with you!" (Judg 2,1). Festschrift for Walter Groß on his 70th birthday (= Herder's biblical studies. Volume 62). Herder, Freiburg / Basel / Vienna / Barcelona / Rome / New York 2011, ISBN 3-451-34115-8 .
  • as editor with Walter Groß: work on the book of judges and his national names (= Stuttgart biblical essays. Old Testament. Volume 54). Catholic Biblical Works , Stuttgart 2012, ISBN 3-451-34115-8 .
  • as editor: Human action and speaking in God's horizon. Essays on biblical theology (= research on the Old Testament. Volume 100). Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2015, ISBN 3-16-153902-8 .
  • In the vortex of the Assyrian crisis (2 Kings 18–19). An example of biblical interpretation of history (= Biblical-Theological Studies. Volume 166). Neukirchener Theologie, Neukirchen-Vluyn 2016, ISBN 3-7887-3072-2 .

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