Graduate Theological Union

Annette Schellenberg

San Francisco Theological SeminarySchellenberg
Associate Professor of Old Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2007

Ph.D., university of Zuerich, 2002

Phone: 415/451-2896

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Old Testament anthropology (reflections on man and humanity)
  • Wisdom literature
  • Priestly liturature
  • Interrelations between the Old Testament world and the cultures and religions of its broader Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian context
  • Reception History of Old Testament texts (especially in music, for example Schütz, Händel) 
  • Old Testament theology and theologies

Selected Publications

  • Hilfe für Witwen und Waisen: Ein gemein-altorientalisches Motiv in wechselnden alttestamentlichen Diskussionszusammenhängen, ZAW 124, 2012.
  • Der Mensch, das Bild Gottes? Zum Gedanken einer Sonderstellung des Menschen im Alten Testament und in weiteren altorientalischen Quellen (AThANT 101), Zürich: TVZ 2011.
  • "From Wise King to Royal Wise: The „Royalization“ of the Sage in Old Testament Wisdom Literature", South African Baptist Journal of Theology 20, 2011.
  • A “lying pen of the scribes” (Jer 8:8)? Orality and Writing in the Formation of Prophetic books, in The Interface of Orality and Writing: Speaking, Seeing, Writing in the Shaping of New Genres, Mohr Siebeck 2010.
  • Humankind as the „Image of God: On the Priestly predication (Gen 1:26–27; 5:1; 9:6) and its relationship to the ancient Near Eastern understanding of images, ThZ 65, 2009.
  • Erkenntnis als Problem. Qohelet und die alttestamentliche Diskussion um das menschliche Erkennen (OBO 188), Freiburg/Göttingen: Universitätsverlag/Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2002 (dissertation)