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​​​​​Prof. Louis JonkerJonker CV without publication list - Version March 2020.pdf

Received​ doctoral degree from: Stellenbosch University / Universiteit Stellenbosch (1993)

Research interests:

  • ​​​​​​Persian period biblical literature / Persiese periode bybelse literatuur​​​
  • Chronicles / Kroniekboek
  • ​​​​Biblical history writing / Bybelse geskiedskrywing
  • ​​​​Pentateuch / Pentateug
  • ​​​Intercultural Biblical hermeneutics / Interkulturele Bybelse hermeneutiek

​​​Publications:


Academic monographs (* accredited publications in the South African subsidy system) 
1) Exclusivity and Variety. Perspectives on Multidimensional Exegesis. CBET 19. Kampen: Kok Pharos. [Published version of dissertation.] 1996 
2)* Josiah in the Chronicler’s mirror. Late stages of the Josiah reception in II Chr 34f. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlag. 2003 
3)* 1 & 2 Chronicles (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series). Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 2013 
4) From Adequate Biblical Interpretation to Transformative Intercultural Hermeneutics. Chronicling a Personal Journey. Elkhart ID: Institute for Mennonite Studies. 2015 
5)* Defining All-Israel in Chronicles. Multi-levelled Identity Negotiation in Late Persian-Period Yehud. FAT 106. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. [This publication won the Andrew Murray – Desmond Tutu prize for best theological publication in South Africa during 2016-2017.] 2016 
 
Popular monographs 
1) (with Botha J, Conradie EM.) Die Bybel in fokus. Leesgids vir ‘n nuwe tyd. Cape Town: Lux Verbi. 
1997 
2) Hierdie God …. telkens weer nuut. Cape Town: Lux Verbi. 2000 
3) Herinnering en Verlange: Gesprekke oor Mag, Geskiedenis en die Bybel. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. 2019 
4) (with Botha J, Conradie EM.) Die Bybel in Fokus: Om die Bybel gelowig én krities te lees. Tweede druk. Cape Town: Lux Verbi. 2020 
 
Joint academic publications and editorships (* accredited publications in the South African subsidy system) 
1) Conradie EM, Jonker LC, Lawrie D, Arendse R. Op soek na Jona. Verskillende benaderings tot die interpretasie van die Bybel. Bellville: UWC Publications. 1995 
2) Conradie EM & Jonker LC. Angling for interpretation. Belllville: UWC Publications. 2001 
3)* De Wit, JH, Jonker, LC, Kool, M, Schipani, D (edd.) Through the Eyes of Another. Intercultural Reading of the Bible. Elkhart, Indiana: Institute of Mennonite Studies. 2004 
4) Jonker LC & Lawrie, D. Fishing for Jonah (anew). Various approaches to Biblical interpretation. Stellenbosch: SunMedia. 2005 
5)* Jonker LC, Lubs S, Ruwe A, Weise U (edd.) Behutsamens Lesen. Alttestamentliche Exegese im inderdisziplinären Methodendiskurs. (FS Hardmeier). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt. 2007 
6)* Jonker LC & Cornelius, I (edd.) From Ebla to Stellenbosch: Syro-Palistinian Religions and the Hebrew Bible. ADPV 37. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz. 2008 
7)* Jonker LC (ed.) Historiography and Identity (Re)formation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature. LHBOTS 534. London: T&T Clark. 2010
​​8)* Jonker LC & Holter, K (edd.) Global Hermeneutics? Reflections and Consequences. IVBS Proceedings 1. Atlanta: SBL. (electronic publication: http://ivbs.sbl-site.org/uploads/JONKER~1.PDF) 
2010 
9)* Jonker LC (ed.) Texts, Contexts and Readings in Postexilic Literature: Explorations into Historiography and Identity Negotiation in Hebrew Bible and Related Texts. FAT II/53. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 
2011 
10)* Jonker LC, Kotzé GR & Maier C (eds.) Congress Volume Stellenbosch 2016. VTS 177. Leiden: Brill. 
2017 
 
Academic articles/essays (* accredited publications in the South African subsidy system) 
1)* “ היה מ ושל An exegetical note on the use of the participle active in 1 Kings 5:1”, Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 14, 135-41. 1988 
2)* “Eksegese sonder grense? Gedagtes rondom meerdimensionele Skrifuitleg”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 32/4, 552-60. 1991 
3)* “Samson in Double Vision. Judges 13-16 from historical-critical and narrative perspectives”, Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 18, 49-66. 1992 
4)* “‘Text’ in a multidimensional approach”, Scriptura 46, 100-15. 1993 
5)* “On plotting the exegetical-hermeneutical landscape”, Scriptura 59/4, 397411. 1996 
6)* “Bridging the gap between ‘professional’ exegetes and Bible readers”, Old Testament Essays 10/1, 69-83. 1997 
7)* “Reading Jonah multidimensionally. A multidimensional reading strategy for Biblical interpretation”, Scriptura 64/1, 1-16. 1998 
8)* “Hope beyond the pre-exilic period. The Interrelationship of the Creation and Temple/Zion traditions during the monarchical and exilic periods”, Scriptura 66/3, 199-215. 1998 
9)* “‘Interpretasierigting’ as eksegetiese hulp. Rut in wyer kontekste”, Acta Theologica 19/1, 37-57. 1999 
10)* “Communities of faith as texts in the process of Biblical interpretation”, Skrif en Kerk 20/1, 79-92. 1999 
11)* “Om mét die verlede te leef. Die (her)interpretasie van ‘n teologiese tradisie in Hosea 11 en Jesaja 43 en die verlede van die NG Kerk”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 40/1&2, 42-59. 1999 
12)* “The influence of social transformation on the interpretation of the Bible: A methodological perspective”, Scriptura 72, 1-14. 2000 
13)* “Towards a communal approach for reading the Bible in Africa” in Getui M, Holter K, Zinkuratire V (edd.) Interpreting the Old Testament in Africa. New York: Peter Lang, 77-88. 2000 
14)* “The biblical legitimization of ethnic diversity in Apartheid Theology”, Scriptura 77, 165-183. 2001 
15)* “Social transformation and Biblical interpretation: A comparative study”, Scriptura 77, 259-270. 2001 
16)* (together with EM Conradie) “Bible Study within established Bible study groups”, Scriptura 78, 381-398. 2002 
17)* “Mapping the various factors playing a role in Biblical interpretation”, Scriptura 78, 418-428. 2002 
18)* (together with EM Conradie) “Determining relative adequacy in Biblical interpretation”, Scriptura 78, 448-455. 2002 
19)* “Completing the temple with Josiah’s Passover?”, Old Testament Essays 15/2, 381-397. (appeared in adapted form in Dutch – see next entry) 2002 
20) “Wordt de tempel van Salomo met de Paasfees van Josia voltooid?”, Schrift 206, 58-62.  2003
​21)* “The rhetorics of finding a new identity in a multi-cultural and multi-religious society”, Verbum et Ecclesia 24(2), 396-416. 2003 
22)* “Revisiting the Psalm headings: Second Temple Levitical propaganda?” in Human, DJ & Vos, CJA (edd.) Psalms and Liturgy. London: T&T Clark International, 102-122. 2004 
23)* “Another look at the Psalm headings: Observations on the Musical Terminology”, Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 30/1, 65-85. 2004 
24)* “Jesus among the ancestors: Continuity and discontinuity”, in De Wit, J.H. et al (edd.) Through the Eyes of Another. Intercultural Reading of the Bible. Elkhart, Indiana: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 315-333. (appeared in adapted form in Dutch – see next entry) 2004 
25) “Jezus en de voorouders. Continuiteit en discontinuiteit”, in De Wit, J.H. et al (edd.) Putten uit de bron. Een bijbelverhaal intercultureel gelezen. Zoetermeer: Uitgeverij Meinema, 202-217. 2004 
26)* “Religious Polemics in Exile: The Creator God of Genesis 1”, in: Hettema, TL and A. van der Kooij (eds.), Religious Polemics in Context. Papers presented to the second international conference of the Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions (LISOR) held at Leiden, 27-28 April 2000 (STAR 11). Assen: Van Gorcum, 235-254. 2004 
27)* “Winds of change? Recent developments in exegetical methodology in Germany”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 45/3, 599-608. 2004 
28)* (with CHJ van der Merwe) “Kan ons God manipuleer in gebed? ‘n Eksegetiese studie van Psalm 13”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 46/1, 140-148. 2005 
29)* “‘Contextuality’ in (South) African exegesis: Reflections on the communality of our exegetical methodologies”, Old Testament Essays 18/3, 637-650. 2005 
30)* “Falling in love with the barrel, or critically investigating it? In conversation with Klaus Nürnberger”, Scriptura 90, 915-921. 2005 
31)* “Reading with one eye closed? Or: What you miss when you do not read biblical texts multidimensionally”, Old Testament Essays 19/1, 58-76. (also appeared in essay volume Le Roux & Otto 2007 – see below) 2006 
32)* “The Cushites in the Chronicler’s version of Asa’s Reign: A Secondary Audience in Chronicles?”, Old Testament Essays 19/3, 863-881. 2006 
33)* “From Multiculturality to Interculturality: Can Intercultural Biblical Hermeneutics be of any assistance?”, Scriptura 91, 19-28. 2006 
34)* “Ou-Testamentiese tekste in die gesprek oor homoseksualiteit”, Scriptura 93, 401-410. 2006 
35)* “Reforming history: The hermeneutical significance of the books of Chronicles”, Vetus Testamentum 57/1, 21-44. 
2007 
36) “Reading the Pentateuch with both eyes open: On reading biblical texts multidimensionally”, in: Le Roux, JH & Otto, E (edd.) South African Perspectives on the Pentateuch between Synchrony and Diachrony. London: T&T Clark, 90-107. (adapted from previously published article in Old Testament Essays 19/1, 58-76 – see above) 2007 
37)* “The Exile as Sabbath Rest: The Chronicler’s Interpretation of the Exile”, Old Testament Essays 20/3, 703-719. (also appeared in essay volume Becking & Human 2009 – see below) 2007 
38)* “On becoming a family: Multiculturality and interculturality in South Africa”, Expository Times 118/10, 480-487. 
2007 
39)* “Refocusing the battle accounts of the kings: Identity formation in the Books of Chronicles”, in: Jonker, LC et al (edd.) Behutsames Lesen. Alttestamentliche Exegese im inderdisziplinären Methodendiskurs. (FS Hardmeier). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 245-274. 2007 
40)* “The Chronicler and the Prophets: Who were his Authoritative Sources?”, Scandinavian Journal of Old Testament 22/2, 275-295. (Also appeared in: “The Chronicler and the Prophets: Who were his authoritative sources?” In: What was authoritative for Chronicles? Edited by E. Ben Zvi and D. Edelman. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2011, 145-164.) 
2008 
41)* “Living in different worlds simultaneously. Or: A plea for contextual integrity”, in: West, G & De Wit, JH (edd.) African and European Readers of the Bible in Dialogue. Leiden: Brill, 107-119. 2008 
42)* “Who constitutes society? Yehud’s self-understanding in the Late Persian Era as reflected in the Books of Chronicles”, Journal of Biblical Literature 127/4, 707-728. 2008 
43)* “The disappearing Nehushtan: The Chronicler’s reinterpretation of Hezekiah’s reformation measures”, Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina Vereins (Abhandlungen) 37, 116-140. 2008 
44)* “The Chronicler’s Portrayal of Solomon as the King of Peace within the Context of the International Peace Discourses of the Persian Era”, Old Testament Essays 21/3, 653-669. 2008 
45)* “Textual identities in the Books of Chronicles: The case of Jehoram’s history”, in: Knoppers, GN & Ristau, K (edd.) Community Identity in Judean Historiography: Biblical and Comparative Perspectives. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 197-217. 2009 
46) “The Exile as Sabbath Rest: The Chronicler’s Interpretation of the Exile”, in: Becking, B & Human, DJ (edd.) Exile and Suffering: A Selection of Papers Read at the 50ty Anniversary Meeting of the Old Testament Society of South Africa OTWSA/OTSSA, Pretoria August 2007. Leiden: Brill, 213-229. (adapted from a previously published article in Old Testament Essays 20/3). 2009 
47)* “The Global Context and its Consequences for Old Testament Interpretation”, in: Jonker LC & Holter, K (edd.) Global Hermeneutics? Reflections and Consequences. IVBS Proceedings 1. Atlanta: SBL. (electronic publication: http://ivbs.sbl-site.org/uploads/JONKER~1.PDF), 47-56. 2010 
48)* “David’s Officials According to the Chronicler (1 Chronicles 23-27): A Reflection of Second Temple Self-Categorization?”, in: Jonker LC (ed.) Historiography and Identity (Re)formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature. LHBOTS 534. London: T&T Clark, 65-91. 2010 
49)* “Revisiting the Saul Narrative in Chronicles: Interacting with the Persian Imperial Context?”, Old Testament Essays 23/2, 283-305. 2010 
50)* “Human Dignity and the Construction of Identity in the Old Testament”, Scriptura 105, 594-607. 2010 
51)* “‘Lewend en kragtig’? Die hermeneutiese dinamika en implikasies van (her)interpretasie in die Ou Testament”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 52/1&2, 128-147. 2011 
52) “Kronistens etter-eksilske lesning av Pentateukens genealogier”, in Holter, K & Ådna, J (eds.) Jerusalem, Samaria og jordens ender: Bibletolkninger tilegnet Magnar Kartveit, 65 år, 7. oktober 2011. Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, 33-46. 2011 
53)* “Guarding the mystery and majesty of God: Reflections on the hermeneutical implications of the Second Commandment “, Scriptura 106, 61-70. 2011 
54)* “The Chronicler Singing Psalms: Revisiting the Chronicler’s Psalm in 1 Chronicles 16.” In: “My Spirit at Rest in the North Country” (Zechariah 6.8). Collected Communications to the XXth Congress of the IOSOT, Helsinki 2010. Edited by H-M. Niemann and M. Augustin. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 115-130. 2011 
55)* “Tradition through Reading – Reading the Tradition: Reflections on Eep Talstra’s Exegetical Methodology.” In: Tradition and Innovation in Biblical Interpretation: Studies Presented to Professor Eep Talstra on the Occasion of  
his Sixty-Fifth Birthday (Studia Semitica Neerlandica 57). Edited by W.Th. van Peursen and J.W. Dyk. Leiden: Brill, 133-151. 
56)* “Engaging with Different Contexts: A Survey of the Various Levels of Identity Negotiation in Chronicles.” In: Texts, Contexts and Readings in Postexilic Literature: Explorations into Historiography and Identity Negotiation in Hebrew Bible and Related Texts. FAT II/53. Edited by L.C. Jonker. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 63-94. 2011 
57)* “Reading the Pentateuch’s Genealogies after the Exile: The Chronicler’s Usage of Genesis 1-11 in Negotiating an All-Israelite Identity,” Old Testament Essays 25/2, 316-333. 2012 
58)* “Huldah’s oracle: The origin of the Chronicler’s typical style?”, Verbum et Ecclesia 33/1, Art. #714, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ ve.v33i1.714 2012 
59)* “What do the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ kings have in common? Genre and terminological patterns in the Chronicler’s royal narratives,” Journal of Semitics 21/2, 332-365. 2012 
60)* “The Jeremianic Connection: Chronicles and the Reception of Lamentations as Two Modes of Interacting with the Jeremianic Tradition?” Scriptura 110, 176189. 2012 
61)* “Why history matters: The place of historical consciousness in a multidimensional approach towards biblical interpretation”, Verbum et Ecclesia 34(2), Art. #775, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v34i2.775  2013 
62)* “Was the Chronicler more Deuteronomic than the Deuteronomist? Explorations into the Chronicler’s Relationship with Deuteronomic Legal Traditions”, Scandinavian Journal of Old Testament 27/2, 185-197. Also available on: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09018328.2013.839107 2013 
63)* “Of Jebus, Jerusalem, and Benjamin: The Chronicler’s Sondergut in 1 Chronicles 21 against the Background of the Late Persian Era in Yehud.” In: Chronicling the Chronicler: The Book of Chronicles and Early Second Temple Historiography. Edited by P. Evans and T. Williams. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 81-102. 2013 
64)* “Within hearing distance? Recent developments in Pentateuch and Chronicles Research”, Old Testament Essays 27/1, 123-146. 2014 
65)* “Om as familie in Suid-Afrika te leef: Interkulturele Bybelstudie as transformatiewe krag in die samelewing”, Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 55/1, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5952/55-1-2-519 2014 
66)* “Manasseh in Paradise? The Influence of ANE Palace Garden Imagery in LXX 2 Chronicles 33:20.” In: Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period. Edited by E. Ben Zvi and C. Levin. Wiesbaden: De Gruyter, 339-358. 2014 
67)* “From Paraleipomenon to Early Reader. The Implications of Recent Chronicles Studies for Pentateuchal Criticism.” In: Congress Volume Munich 2013. Edited by Christl Maier. Leiden: Brill, 217-254. 2014 
68)* “From Pentateuch to Chronicles. What does the End (Chronicles) of the Hebrew Bible Canon Imply for the Understanding of its Beginning (Pentateuch)?”, Biblische Zeitschrift 59/1, 39-53. 2015 
69)* “Of Writers and Readers. Facilitating the Intercultural Encounter between (Ancient) Texts and (Contemporary) Readers.” In: New Perspectives on Intercultural Reading of the Bible. Edited by D.S. Schipani, M. Brinkman and H. Snoek. Elkhart: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 239-255. 2015 
70)* “Who’s Speaking? On Whose Behalf? The Book of Haggai from the Perspective of Identity Formation in the Persian Period.” In: History, Memory, Hebrew Scriptures. A Festschrift for Ehud Ben Zvi. Edited by I. Wilson and D.V. Edelman. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 197-214. 2015 
​71)* “Agrarian Economy through City-Elites’ Eyes: Reflections of Late Persian Period Yehud Economy in the Genealogies of Chronicles.” In: The Economy of Ancient Judah in Its Historical Context. Edited by Marvin Miller, Ehud Ben Zvi, and Gary Knoppers. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 75-99. 2015 
72)* “‘The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord’ The Place of Covenant in the Chronicler’s Theology.” In: Covenant in the Persian Period: from Genesis to Chronicles. Edited by Richard Bautch and Gary Knoppers. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 393-414. 2015 
73)* “On Becoming a Family in South Africa: Intercultural Bible Reading as Transformative Power in Society.” In: Bible and Transformation: The Promise of Intercultural Bible Reading, Semeia Studies 81. Edited by Janet Dyk and Hans de Wit. Atlanta: SBL Press, 387-413. 2015 
74)* “‘My Wife Must Not Live in King David’s Palace’ (2 Chr 8:11): A Contribution to the Diachronic Study of Intermarriage Traditions in the Hebrew Bible”, Journal of Biblical Literature 135/1, 35-47. 2016 
75)* “Being both on the Periphery and in the Centre: The Jerusalem Temple in Late Persian Period Yehud from Postcolonial Perspective.” In: Centres and Peripheries in the Early Second Temple Period, FAT. Edited by Ehud Ben Zvi and Christoph Levin. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 243-267. 2016 
76)* “Satan Made Me Do It!” The Development of a Satan Figure as SocialTheological Diagnostic Strategy from the late Persian Imperial Era to Early Christianity”, Old Testament Essays 30/2, 348-366. 2017 
77)* “What was Considered to be Apostasy by the Chronicler, and How Does it Relate to Deuteronomic Law?” Journal of Semitics 26/1, 382-411. 2017 
78)* “Chronicles in an (Un)changing World: The ‘Persian Context’ in Biblical Studies,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 42/3, 267-283. 2018 
79)* “Anything new under the sun?! Exploring further avenues for writing another commentary on Chronicles”, Acta Theologica Supplement 26, 327-350. 2018 
80)* “Further Interrogation of the Comparative Paradigm in African Biblical Scholarship: Towards an Analogical Hermeneutics for Interpreting the Old Testament in Africa.” In: Reading Writing Right. Essays Presented in Honour of Prof Elna Mouton. Edited by Jeremy Punt and Marius J. Nel. Stellenbosch: Sun Press, 73–97. 2018 
81)* “Achaemenid understanding of law and justice in Darius I’s tomb inscriptions: Any connections with Hebrew Bible Pentateuchal conceptions?”, Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 33/1, 23–40. 2019 
82) “Nuwe ontwikkelings in die Ou-Testamentiese vakgebied.” In: Anderkant die Breuklyn? Nuwe Ontwikkelings in Teologie. Edited by Marius J. Nel and Pieter van der Walt. Wellington: Bybel-Media, 55–70. 2019 
83)* “Chronicles and Judges: Any Relationship?” In: Jeremia, Deuteronomismus und Priesterschrift. Beiträge zur Literatur- und Theologiegeschichte des Alten Testaments. Festschrift für Hermann-Josef Stipp zum 65. Geburtstag, ATSAT 105. Edited by Andreas Michel and Nicole K. Rüttgers. Sankt Ottilien: EOS Verlag, 179–200. 2019 
84)* “Establishing a Centre for the Interpretation of Authoritative Scriptures (CIAS),” Religion and Theology 26/1-2, 41-51.  2019 
85) “Numbers and Chronicles: False Friends or Close Relatives?” Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 8/2, 332-377. 2019 
86)* “Family Genealogies and Religious Ideology: The Case of the Chronicler’s Introduction,” Theology Today 76/3, 200-208. 2019 
87)* “Op soek na diepgang in prediking: Die bydrae van die literêre geskiedenis van die Bybel”, Stellenbosch Theological Journal 5/2, 213-234. 2019 
​88*) “Melting pots and rejoinders? The interplay among literature formation processes during the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods,” Vetus Testamentum 70/1, 42–54. 2020 
89*) “Holiness and the Levites: Some reflections on the Relationship between Chronicles and Pentateuchal Traditions.” In: Eigensinn und Entstehung der Hebräischen Bibel. Erhard Blum zum siebzigsten Geburtstag. Edited by Joachim J. Krause, Wolfgang Oswald and Kristin Weingart. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 457-474. 2020 
 
Contributions in theological reference works 
1) Fifteen entries published in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (NIDOTTE) 1996-7 
2) Thirty-five entries published in Christelike Kernensiklopedie (CKE) – also served as editor of OT entries in this work 
2008 
3) Eight entries published in Encyclopaedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) 2009 
 
 
PAPERS DELIVERED AT SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES: 
1) SBL International Meeting in Rome, Italy 1991  Topic: ‘Text’ in a multidimensional exegetical approach  2) Conference of SASNES in Bloemfontein 1992  Topic: Samson in double vision: Judges 13-16 from historical-critical and narrative perspectives 
 3) Conference of SASNES in Stellenbosch 1993  Topic: The reading of the Old Testament and Relevance Theory  4) XVth conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Cambridge, England 1995  Topic: Reading Jonah multidimensionally  5) Conference of the OTSSA in Stellenbosch 1996  Topic: Bridging the gap between professional exegetes and Bible readers  6) Interdisciplinary colloquium on “Hope for the Earth” at UWC  1997  Topic: Hope beyond the pre-exilic period. The Interrelationship of the Creation and Temple/Zion traditions during the monarchical and exilic periods 
 7) XVIth conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Oslo, Norway 1998  Topic: Communities of faith as texts in the process of Biblical interpretation. 
 8) Interdisciplinary colloquium on “Social Transformation and Biblical Interpretation” in Stellenbosch. 1999  Topic: The impact of social transformation on the interpretation of the Bible: A methodological reflection. 
 9) “The International Symposium on Africa and the Old Testament” in Nairobi, Kenya 1999 
 Topic: Towards a communal approach for reading the Bible in Africa  
10) Colloquium on “Social Transformation and Biblical Interpretation” in Leiden, Netherlands 2000  Topic: The biblical legitimization of ethnic diversity in Apartheid Theology
 11) Conference of the “Leiden Institute for the Study of Religion” (LISOR) on the theme “Religious polemics in context” 2000  Topic: Religious polemics in exile: The Creator-God of Genesis 1  
12) SBL International Meeting in Berlin, Germany 2002  Topic: Completing the temple with the celebration of Josiah’s Passover?  
13) Conference of the OTSSA in Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch 2002  Topic: The rhetorics of finding a new identity in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society.  
14) SBL International Meeting in Cambridge, UK 2003  Topic: The pragmatic-rhetorical function of temporal organization in Old Testament narratives: The case of the Chronicler’s portrayal of King Josiah 
 15) ProPsalm, Pretoria 2003  Topic: Revisiting the Psalm headings: Second Temple Levitical propaganda? 
 16) Closing conference on the project “Through the eyes of another: Intercultural reading of the Bible” in San Salvador, El Salvador 2004  Topic: Jesus among the ancestors: Continuity and Discontinuity.  
17) XVIIIth conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Leiden, Netherlands 2004  Topic: Winds of change? Recent developments in exegetical methodology in Europe. 
 18) Conference of the OTSSA in Johannesburg 2004  Topic: Another look at the Psalm headings: Observations on the musical terminology. 
 19) SBL International Meeting in Singapore 2005  Topic: Reforming history: The hermeneutical significance of the Books of Chronicles 
 20) ProPent in Pretoria 2005  Topic: Reading with one eye closed? Or: What you miss when you do not read biblical texts multidimensionally 
 21) Conference of the OTSSA in Pietermaritzburg 2005  Topic: ‘Contextuality’ in (South) African exegesis: Reflections on the communality of our exegetical methodologies 
 22) Alexander von Humboldt Kolleg in Stellenbosch 2005  Topic: The disappearing Nehushtan: The Chronicler’s reinterpretation of Hezekiah’s reformation measures 
 23) International conference on “Exegesis and Actualization” in Stellenbosch 2006  Topic: Living in different worlds simultaneously. Or: A plea for contextual integrity” 
 24) SBL International Meeting in Edinburgh, UK 2006  Topic: The Chronicler’s Reinterpretation of Asa’s Reign: A Secondary Audience in Chronicles? 
 25) SBL Annual Meeting in Washington, USA 2006  Topic: Refocusing the stories of the kings: Identity formation in the Books of Chronicles 
 26) Annual conference of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Saskatoon, Canada 2007  Topic: Textual identities in the Books of Chronicles: The case of Jehoram’s history 
 27) XIXth conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Ljubljana, Slovenia 2007  Topic: The global context and its consequences for Old Testament interpretation 
 28) SBL International Meeting in Vienna, Austria 2007  Topic: Who constitutes society? Yehud’s self-understanding in the Late Persian Era as reflected in the Books of Chronicles 
 29) Conference of the OTSSA in Pretoria 2007  Topic: The Exile as Sabbath rest: The Chronicler’s interpretation of the Exile  
30) SBL International Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand 2008  Topic: David’s officials according to the Chronicler (1 Chr 23-27): A reflection of Second Temple self-categorization? 
 31) Annual conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) in Lisbon, Portugal 2008  Topic: The Chronicler and the Prophets: Who were his Authoritative Sources?  
32) Conference of the OTSSA in Windhoek, Namibia 2008   Topic: Solomon in an international arena: The significance of the King of Peace for Yehud in the Persian era 
 33) SBL International Meeting in Rome, Italy 2009  Topic: Revisiting Saul in Chronicles  
34) ProPent in Pretoria 2009  Topic: Reading the Pentateuch’s genealogies after the Exile: The Chronicler’s usage of Genesis 1-11 in negotiating an All-Israelite identity 
 35) Conference on “Biblical Studies Perspectives on Human Dignity” in Stellenbosch 2009  Topic: Human Dignity and the Construction of Identity in the Old Testament  
36) Humboldt Kolleg on “Specialized Regional Networks to Enhance Research Development in Cameroon” in Yaounde, Cameroon 2009  Topic: Historiography and Identity: Doing Biblical Studies on the African Continent 
 37) Annual conference of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Montreal, Canada 2010 
 Topic: Of Jebus, Jerusalem and Benjamin: The Chronicler’s Sondergut in 1 Chronicles 21 against the Background of the Late Persian Era in Yehud 
 38) SBL International Meeting in Tartu, Estonia 2010  Topic: Of Jebus, Jerusalem and Benjamin: The Chronicler’s Sondergut in 1 Chronicles 21 against the Background of the Late Persian Era in Yehud 
 39) XXth conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Helsinki, Finland 2010  Topic: The Chronicler Singing Psalms: Revisiting the Chronicler’s Ark Narrative in 1 Chronicles 15-16 
 40) Interdisciplinary and International Conference on “Historiography and Identity” in Stellenbosch 2010  Topic: Engaging with Different Contexts: A Survey of the Various Levels of Identity Negotiation in Chronicles 
 41) Conference of the OTSSA in Vanderbijlpark 2010  Topic: Engaging with Different Contexts: A Survey of the Various Levels of Identity Negotiation in Chronicles 
 42) Conference on “The Decalogue and Human Dignity in Africa” held in Stellenbosch 2010  Topic: Guarding the mystery and majesty of God: Reflections on the second commandment 
 43) SBL International Meeting in London, UK 2011  Topic: What do the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ kings have in common? Genre and Terminological Patterns in the Chronicler’s Royal Narratives 
 44) ProPent in Pretoria 2011  Topic: Was the Chronicler more deuteronomic than the Deuteronomist? Explorations into the Chronicler’s relationship with Deuteronomic legal traditions 
 45) Conference of the OTSSA at UWC 2011  Topic: Huldah’s oracle: The origin of the Chronicler’s typical style? 
46) SBL Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA 2011  Topic: “The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord”: The Place of Covenant in the Chronicler’s Theology 
 47) Project Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada 2012  Topic: Manasseh in paradise, or not? The influence of Persian palace garden imagery in LXX 2 Chronicles 33:20 
 48) Conference of the OTSSA at UKZN 2012  Topic: Why history matters: The place of historical consciousness in a multidimensional approach towards biblical interpretation 
 49) SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago, USA 2012  Topic 1: The Jeremianic connection: Chronicles and the reception of Lamentations as two modes of interacting with the Jeremianic tradition? 
  Topic 2: Manasseh in paradise, or not? The influence of Persian palace garden imagery in LXX 2 Chronicles 33:20 
 50) Project conference on Intercultural Bible Reading, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2013 
 Topic: On Becoming a Family in South Africa: Intercultural Bible Reading as Transformative Power in Society 
 51) Annual conference of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies in Victoria, Canada 
2013 
 Topic: Agrarian Economy through City Elite Eyes. Reflections of Late Persian Period Yehud Economy in the Genealogies of Chronicles 
 52) XXIst conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Munich, Germany (as invited main speaker) 2013 
 Topic: From Paraleipomenon to Early Reader: The implications of recent Chronicles studies for Pentateuchal criticism 
 53) ProPent in Pretoria 2013  Topic: From Pentateuch to Chronicles: What does the end (Chronicles) of the Hebrew Bible canon imply for the understanding of its beginning (Pentateuch)? 
 54) Conference of the OTSSA at UFS 2013  Topic: Agrarian Land Possession through City Elite Eyes: Reflections of Late Persian Period Yehud Economy in the Genealogies of Chronicles 
 55) SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, USA 2013  Topic: “My wife must not live in King David’s palace” (2 Chron 8:11): Intermarriage in the Davidic house? 
 56) SBL International Meeting in Vienna, Austria 2014  Topic: Authorization of Torah in the Persian period and Chronicles: Are there any connections? 
 57) Project Conference, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany 2015  Topic: Being both on the Periphery and in the Centre: The Jerusalem Temple in Late Persian period Yehud from Postcolonial Perspective 
 58) Annual conference of the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) in Cordoba, Spain 2015  Topic: What was considered to be apostasy by the Chronicler, and how does it relate to Deuteronomic law? 
 59) ProPent in Pretoria 2015  Topic: What was considered to be apostasy by the Chronicler, and how does it relate to Deuteronomic law? 
 60) Conference of SASNES at UNISA (Kwalata Lodge) 2015  Topic: Achaemenid Royal Inscriptions and their Influence on the Hebrew Bible: The Case of the Bisitun Inscription 
 61) Colloquium on “Social Diagnostics in the biblical texts”, STIAS Stellenbosch 2015  Topic: “Satan made him do it!” 1 Chronicles 21 as Social-Theological Diagnostic within the Persian imperial context 
 62) SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta, USA 2015  Topic: Chronicles in an (Un)changing World: The “Persian Context” in Biblical Studies 
 63) SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, USA 2016 
 Topic: Is the book of Chronicles Yehud's equivalent of Bisitun? Interaction between biblical writings and royal Persian inscriptions from the late Achaemenid period 
 64) SBL International Meeting in Berlin, Germany 2017  Topic: Achaemenid understanding of law and justice in Darius I’s tomb inscriptions: Any connections with Hebrew Bible Pentateuchal conceptions? 
 65) SBL Annual Meeting in Boston, USA 2017  Topic: Anything new under the sun?! Exploring the value of Achaemenid royal inscriptions and written records for another commentary on Chronicles 
 66) SBL International Meeting in Helsinki, Finland 2018  Topic: Holiness and the Levites: Some reflections on the Relationship between Chronicles and Pentateuchal Traditions 
 67) International Workshop on “Teaching the Bible in (Post-)Secular Contexts” in Klaipėda, Lithuania 2018  Topic: Crossing Boundaries: The Transformative Potential of Intercultural Bible Reading in Secular / Post-Secular Contexts 
 68) International LXX conference in Stellenbosch, South Afrca 2018  Topic: Holiness and the Levites in MT and LXX Chronicles: An avenue for exploring the theology of LXX Chronicles? 
 69) Alexander von Humbold Kolleg in Stellenbosch, South Africa 2018  Topic: Negotiating priestly identity conflicts in the late Persian and early Hellenstic periods: Chronicles in manipulative discourse with the late theocratic revisions of Numbers 
 70) Conference of the OTSSA at NWU, Potchefstroom, South Africa 2018  Topic: Chronicles and Judges: Any Relationship? 
71) Colloquium on the Arameans at SU, Stellenbosch, South Africa Topic: Aramaic: En Route to Multilingualism and a Lingua Franca in Achaemenid Persia. Initial Explorations 2019 
72) Conference of the Global Network of Research Centers for Theology, Religious, and Christian Studies at the School of Divinity, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Topic: Family Genealogies and Religious Ideology: The Case of the Chronicler’s Introduction 2019
 73) SBL International Meeting in Rome, Italy  Topic: Family Genealogies and Religious Ideology: The Case of the Chronicler’s Introduction 2019
 74) XXIIIrd conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) in Aberdeen, Scotland 2019  Topic: Achaemenid Language Politics and Ezra-Nehemiah 
75) Alexander von Humbold Kolleg in Stellenbosch, South Africa 2019  Topic: Multilingualism in Achaemenid Persia 
76) Swiss National Fund Project conference in Lausanne, Switzerland Topic: Pushing back against Levitical aspirations: Late Persian period literature in discourse with Chronicles 2019