About Me

Saegemuehle 7
D-91275 Auerbach-Michelfeld, Germany
Phone: +49-9643-4347

office address:
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität,
D-55099 Mainz, Germany
Phone: +49 6131 39-20876
Fax: +49 6131 39-20946
Wallstraße 7a, 55122 Mainz, 2. OG, Room 02-312.


Please find a list of my publications here. I am also on academia.edu and Orcid.

Curriculum vitae:

My current research projects are a commentary on the Books of Chronicles (for the series “Zürcher Bibelkommentare”), a study on the texts of the Hebrew Bible about theophanies, and some smaller projects. Besides Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah, my research interests are topics of biblical theology (eschatology, ritual and sacrifice, sexuality, death and resurrection), the reception of the Hebrew Bible/Septuagint/Old Testament in the New Testament, and questions of methodology and hermeneutics.

Together with my assistant, Dr Benedict Schöning, I was able to finish a textbook on exegetical methodology in 2016, published as “Methoden alttestamentlicher Exegese” in 2017 (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft Darmstadt).

In 2014, I published a major commentary on the Book of Leviticus in German language in the series “Herders Theologischer Kommentar zum Alten Testament” (HThKAT).

Since 2007 I teach as full professor for Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Exegesis at the University of Mainz.

From October 2000 to September 2007, I was Assistant Professor at the University of Regensburg, Biblical Theology: Exegesis and Hermeneutics of the Old Testament. Prof. Dr. Christoph Dohmen was Chair of the department for Old Testament Exegesis. I wrote my Habilitationsschrift about the genealogies in the Book of Genesis. The book is published as Die Genealogien der Genesis, Herders Biblische Studien 39 (fall 2003). From October 2006 to September 2007, I was a substitute professor at the University of Mainz.

From 1992 to 2000 I was member of the International Q Project. From 1996 to 2000 I worked in a New Testament research project on the Synoptic Gospels (director: Prof. Dr. Paul Hoffmann).

From 1992 to 1996 I wrote my dissertation about Psalm 80 and the communal laments (Hebrew Bible). I did my doctorate under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hubert Irsigler in Bamberg (now Freiburg/Br., emeritus).

I studied Catholic Theology at the universities of Bamberg and Innsbruck (Austria) and earned my first degree (Diplom) in 1992.

Professor Dr. theol. Thomas Hieke