Faculty of Theology

Curriculum vitae

Born in 1950

1975 Diploma in Theology, Georg-August-University of Göttingen
1982 Dr. theol., Georg-August-University of Göttingen
1987Habilitation (Old Testament), Georg-August-University of Göttingen
1989-92 Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Old Testament, University of Zürich
1992-99 Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Religions and Old Testament at the University of Hamburg
1999 Guest professorship at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome
since 1999 Professor of Old Testament at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen


Honours and Awards

Since 2000: Honorary doctorate of the University of Lund


Editorial Service

Editorial Board Memberships: Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), Vetus Testamentum (VT), Forschungen zum Alten Testament (FAT), Altes Testament Deutsch (ATD) et al.


Other Scholarly Activities

since 2004 Member of the board of the "International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)"
since 2005 Member of the Graduate School of Humanities in Göttingen


The chair of Hermann Spieckermann mainly concentrates on the theology of the Old Testament, the Psalms and wisdom literature. Special attention is also paid to the history of Ancient Near Eastern religion