Prof. Dr. Louis Cloete Jonker


Derzeitige StellungProfessor W-3 und Äquivalente
FachgebietEvangelische Theologie,Katholische Theologie
KeywordsLevites, literature formation processes, Achaemenid period Judah, Chronicles, re-interpretation of earlier traditions

2022: Andrew Murray Prize for best general theological publication in South Africa for the period 202-2021

2021: Appointed as Distinguished Professor of Stellenbosch University

2018: Andrew Murray - Desmond Tutu Prize for best theological publication in South Africa for the period 2016-2017

2018: Received a B-rating from the South African National Research Foundation (The B category refers to researchers who enjoy considerable international recognition by their peers for the high quality and impact of their recent research outputs.)

2013: Once-in-a-career invitation to present a keynote address at the triennial conference of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)

Aktuelle Kontaktadresse

Universität/InstitutionUniversity of Stellenbosch
Institut/AbteilungFaculty of Theology, Department of Old and New Testament

Gastgeber*innen während der Förderung

Prof. Dr. Christof HardmeierLehrstuhl Altes Testament, Universität Greifswald, Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Thomas WilliLehrstuhl Altes Testament, Universität Greifswald, Greifswald
Prof. Dr. Erhard BlumEvangelisch-Theologisches Seminar, Alttestamentliches Institut, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Manfred OemingAbteilung Altes Testament, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Angelika BerlejungInstitut für Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Christian FrevelLehrstuhl für Altes Testament, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum
Beginn der ersten Förderung01.05.2000


2023Georg Forster-Forschungspreis-Programm

Publikationen (Auswahl)

2023Louis C. Jonker: “Holiness Theology in Chronicles and Ezra-Nehemiah: A Comparison of Their Political Implications”. In: Mark Brett, Rachelle Gilmour (eds.), Political Theologies in the Hebrew Bible. Brill, 2023. 180-195
2021Jaeyoung Jeon, Louis C. Jonker (eds.): Chronicles and the Priestly Literature of the Hebrew Bible. De Gruyter, 2021
2021Angelika Berlejung, Louis C. Jonker, Izak Cornelius (edd.): Multilingualism in Ancient Contexts. Perspectives from Ancient Near Eastern and Early Christian Contexts. African SUN Media, 2021
2020Louis C. Jonker: Melting pots and rejoinders? The interplay among literature formation processes during the late Persian and early Hellenistic periods. In: Vetus Testamentum, 70, 2020, 42–54
2016Prof. Dr. Louis Cloete Jonker: Defining All-Israel in Chronicles. Multi-levelled Identity Negotiation in Late Persian-period Yehud. Mohr Siebeck, 2016
2013Louis Cloete Jonker: 1 & 2 Chronicles (Understanding the Bible Commentary Series). Baker Books, 2013
2011Louis Cloete Jonker (ed): Texts, Contexts and Readings in Postexilic Literature: Explorations into Historiography and Identity Negotiation in Hebrew Bible and Related Texts. Mohr Siebeck, 2011
2010Louis Cloete Jonker (ed): Historiography and Identity (Re)formation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature. T&T Clark, 2010
2008Louis Cloete Jonker (ed) Izak Cornelius (ed): From Ebla to Stellenbosch: Syro-Palistinian Religions and the Hebrew Bible. Harrossowitz, 2008
2007Sylke Lubs (ed) Andreas Ruwe (ed) Uwe Weise (ed) Louis Cloete Jonker (ed): Behutsamens Lesen. Alttestamentliche Exegese im inderdisziplinären Methodendiskurs. (FS Hardmeier). Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007
2004Louis Cloete Jonker: Winds of change? Recent developments in Old Testament exegetical methodology in Germany. In: Ned Geref Teologiese Tydskrif, 2004, 599-608
2003Louis Cloete Jonker: Reflections of King Josiah in Chronicles. Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2003