Education and Academic Work

1982-87Studies of Protestant Theology and German Linguistics and Literature, University of Göttingen
1991/2006Ph.D. (New Testament) / Habilitation (Old Testament), University of Göttingen
since 1987Research associate at the Department of Qumran Studies in Göttingen
since 1991Member of the international team of Dead Sea scrolls editors (“DJD”, Discoveries in the Judaean Desert)
since 2000Co-editor of the „Revue de Qumran“
since 2002Leader of the research unit "Qumran-Lexicon” (Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Dead Sea Scrolls, project of the Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Göttingen)

Main Research Interests

  • Second Temple Judaism: History of literature and theology
  • Lexicography, manuscript studies and palaeography
  • Edition, translation and interpretation of Qumran scrolls
  • “God and the Power of Evil”
    (Old Testament – Second Temple Judaism – New Testament)