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Arie van der Kooij

Professor emeritus of Biblical Studies

Prof.dr. A. van der Kooij
+31 71 527 2171

Prof. dr. A. (Arie) van der Kooij (Emeritus) is retired associated member of LUCSoR. He doesn't have a desk at the university anymore. Please send an email if you want to contact him. The above mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.

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Fields of interest

Bible-study, Old Testament, Biblical interpretations, textual criticism and the Septuagint.

My inspiration

The topic of my research and education is the Old Testament: the bible of Judaism and part of the Christian bible. I find it fascinating to study this literary and religious inheritance in the context of contemporaneous cultures: Mesopotamia and Egypt. It is most interesting to find out, from extant literature and its translations, how a politically and economically insignificant tribe (Israel) kept its spiritual independence in times of oppression and misery. This is even more intruiging, if you take into account that to this day, the literature of Judaism and Christianity, still inspires myriads.

Professor emeritus of Biblical Studies

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR


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