For all publications by members of the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, please visit their respective research profile on the CSTT project website of the University of Helsinki.


Nissinen, Martti. “Relative Masculinities in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.” Being a Man: Negotiating Ancient Constructs of Masculinity. Ed. Zsolnay, I. Rutledge, 221-247.



Aejmelaeus, Anneli. “When Did the Books of Samuel Become Scripture?” From Author to Copyist: Essays on the Composition, Redaction, and Transmission of the Hebrew Bible in Honor of Zipi Talshir. Ed. Werman, C. Eisenbrauns, 263–281.

Kletter, Raz. “An Iron Age Cemetery and Other Remains at Yavne,” ‘Atiqot  81, 1–33.

Kletter, Raz, Saarelainen, Katri & Weksler-Bdolah, S. “Recently Discovered Iron Age Lion Figurines from Jerusalem,”  Antiguo Oriente 12, 39–70.

Nissinen, Martti. “(How) Does the Book of Ezekiel Reveal Its Babylonian Context?” Welt des Orients 45(1): 85–98.

Pajunen, Mika S. & von Weissenberg, Hanne. “The Book of Malachi, Manuscript 4Q76 (4QXIIa), and the Formation of the ‘Book of the Twelve.’” Journal of Biblical Literature 134(4): 731–51.

Tervanotko, Hanna. “’Obey me like your mother’ (L.A.B. 33:1) Deborah’s Leadership in Light of Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 33”Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 24(4), pp. 301–323. [see also Mothers as Leaders in Early Jewish Texts on]

Tervanotko, Hanna. “Members of Levite Family and Ideal Marriages in Aramaic Levi Document, Visions of Amram and Jubilees”Revue de Qumrân 106 (2015), pp. 155–176. [see also Members of Levite Family and Ideal Marriages on]



de Hulster, Izaak J.  “Ethnicity and ‘the Myth of the Reborn Nation’: Investigations in collective identity, monotheism and the use of figurines in Yehud during the Achaemenid period,” Approaching Religion 4(2): 16–24.

Kletter, Raz. “In the Footsteps of Bagira: Ethnicity, archaeology, and ‘Iron I ethnic Israel’,” Approaching Religion 4(2): 2–15.

Nissinen, Martti. “Sacred Springs and Liminal Rivers: Water and Prophecy in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean,” Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period. Ed. Ben Zvi, E. & Levin, C. Berlin: de Gruyter, 29–48.

Nissinen, Martti. “Biblical Masculinities: Musings on Theory and Agenda,” Biblical Masculinities Foregrounded. Ed. Ovidiu Creangă and Peter-Ben Smit. Hebrew Bible Monographs 62. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 271–285.

Silverman, Jason. “Vetting the Priest in Zechariah 3: The Satan between Divine and Achaemenid Administrations”Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 14. [see also The Origins of Satan in Judaism on]

Silverman, Jason. “Yes We Can (Hyperbolize)! Ideals, Rhetoric, and Tradition Transmission”Journal of the Bible and its Reception 1(2), 263–284. [see also Understanding Rhetoric and Hyperbole in the Hebrew Bible on]



Aejmelaeus, Anneli. “The Septuagint and Oral Translation,” XIV Congress of the IOSCS, Helsinki, 2010. Ed. M. K. H. Peters. Atlanta: SBL,  5–13.

Jutta Jokiranta. “Ritual System in the Qumran Movement: Frequency, Boredom and Balance,” Mind, Morality, and Magic: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies. Ed. Czachesz, I. & Uro, R. Durham: Acumen, 144–163.

Pakkala, Juha. “The Methodological Hazards in Reconstructing the So–called Kingdom of Geshur,” Scandinavian journal of the Old Testament 2(2): 226–246.

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