The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is delighted and greatly honored to welcome Professor Dr. Isaac Kalimi to its Honorary membership.
Isaac Kalimi received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Gutenberg Research Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies and the History of Ancient Israel at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, a Fellow of the Gutenberg Forschungskolleg at the same university, and Senior Research Associate at the University of Chicago. At the present he is Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala.
Kalimi has published many articles on Hebrew and Iranian subjects in a variety of leading professional journals. He has edited/co-edited a number of volumes, such as Sennacherib at the Gate of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography; Scriptural Authority in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity; New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah: History and Historiography, Text, Literature, and Interpretation; Jewish Bible Theology: Perspectives and Case Studies; Biblical Interpretation in Judaism and Christianity. He has also authored numerous books, including Das Chronikbuch und seine Chronik: Zur Entstehung und Rezeption eines biblischen Buchs; The Retelling of Chronicles in Jewish Tradition and Literature: A Historical Journey; An Ancient Israelite Historian; Early Jewish Exegesis and Theological Controversy; and Zur Geschichtsschreibung des Chronisten.
Kalimi’s monograph The Reshaping of Ancient Israelite History in Chronicles (2005, reprinted 2012) was the recipient of the 2006 R. B. Y. Scott Award of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. He has received many awards, including National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Fulbright Distinguished Chair, the 2012 Franz-Delitzsch Prize, and Fellow-in- Residence, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.