Revd Knut Heim MDiv, PhD
Vice-Principal Academic Dean Tutor in Old Testament
Revd Dr Knut Heim joined us on 1 September 2010 as Tutor in Old Testament. He is an ordained Methodist minister who was previously Lecturer in Biblical Studies at The Queen's Foundation, Birmingham.
As a member of the Advisory Board of the Society for Biblical Literature's International Collaboration Initiative (ICI), he contributes to an initiative of the society to foster biblical scholars outside North America and Western Europe through the ICI Online Books Project and the ICI Mentoring Program.
His particular interest is the poetry of the Hebrew Bible and his vision is to help students to discover the Old Testament as a resource for ministry and an inspiration for life. He has recently won the Evangelical Press Association's 2012 Award for its Cause of the Year: Making the Bible Accessible. The award went to Comment magazine for its issue on 'How and Why We Should Read the Poetry of the Old Testament for Public Life Today'. Knut Heim's essay in the magazine was on ‘How and Why We Should Read the Old Testament for Public Life'. The essay can be found at:
He writes: ‘The poetry of the Bible has changed my theology and my life. In it I have discovered a God who creates, saves and sustains — today. Here I have found faith, hope and love.’
Variation, Repetition, Metaphor: On the Nature of Biblical Parallelism (Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter) (Forthcoming)
Like Grapes of Gold Set in Silver: An Interpretation of Proverbial Clusters in the Book of Proverbs (Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2001).
Forthcoming: ‘Kings and Kingship'; in H. G. M. Williamson and B. T. Arnold, (eds.), Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (DOTH) (Downer's Grove, Ill.; Leicester: InterVarsity Press).
'Proverbs 26:1-12: A Crash Course on the Hermeneutics of Proverb Reception', Die Welt des Orients 40:1 (2010), 34-53.
‘The Personification of Jerusalem and the Drama of Her Bereavement in Lamentations' in Richard S. Hess and Gordon J. Wenham, Zion, City of Our God: Essays collected from the Tyndale Old Testament Study Group (Grand Rapids/UK: Eerdmans, 1998).
‘The (God-)Forsaken King of Psalm 89: A Historical and Intertextual Inquiry'; in: John Day (ed.), King and Messiah in Ancient Israel: Papers from the Oxford Old Testament Seminar, JSOTSup (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998).