Kristin De Troyer: Hebrew Bible 

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Email: kdetroyer at cst dot edu



Professor of Religion

STB (Philosophy), STB (Theology)

M.A., STL, Catholic University (Louvain, Belgium)

Ph.D., Leiden University (The Netherlands) 



Dr. De Troyer focuses her research and teaching on the Second Temple Period and has developed a special interest in the history of the biblical text, its translations and their hermeneutical aspects.

De Troyer is the author of Joshua (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen I , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, XXXV/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, V), Firenze: Gonnelli, 2005; Leviticus (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen II , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, ?/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, ?), Firenze: Gonnelli, is forthcoming; Rewriting the Sacred Text: What the Old Greek Texts Tell Us about the Literary Development of the Bible (Atlanta: SBL, 2003), which was translated and revised in a German edition, Die Septuaginta und die Endgestalt des Alten Testaments: Untersuchungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte alttestamentlicher Texte. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005); and The End of the Alpha Text of Esther: Translation and Narrative Technique in MT 8:1-17, LXX 8:1-17, and AT 7:14-41 (Atlanta: SBL, 2000-English; Louvain: Peeters, 1997-Dutch). She has co-authored Minor Prophets (Biblia Qumranica, 3B), Leiden: Brill: 2004.

She also co-edited several volumes including: Pre-Maccabean Literature from the Qumran Library and Its Importance for the Study of the Hebrew Bible (DSD 13/3), Leiden: Brill, 2006; Reading the Present in the Qumran Library: The Perception of the Contemporary by Means of Scriptural Interpretation (Symposium Series, 30), Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2005; Truth: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in a Pluralist Age (Studies in Philosophical Theology), Louvain: Peeters, 2003; Wholly Woman, Holy Blood: A Feminist Critique of Purity and Impurity (TPI-2003). She is also preparing the publication of Kristin De Troyer, Armin Lange, with the assistance of Luke L. Schulte, Prophecy and the Dead Sea Scrolls (CBET), Louvain: Peeters.

Kristin De Troyer is a member of the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature and co-director of the Biblia Qumranica Project, which envisions to publishing the Biblical texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a synopsis. She is the chair of the program committee of the International SBL meeting, the editor of the series Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Louvain: Peeters), a board member of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and a project director for CGU's Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. She is also member of the executive committee of the International Organization of Septuagint and Cognate Studies.

Currently she is working on a commentary on the Septuagint of Esther. She is also preparing a commentary on the books of Ezra-Nehemiah and working on 1 Esdras.

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