Organisation and staff

Cecilia Wassen

senior lecturer at Department of Theology, Old and New Testament Exegesis; New Testament exegesis

Email:
Cecilia.Wassen[AT-sign]teol.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 2201
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsv. 3 B
Postal address:
Box 511
751 20 UPPSALA

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Lektor och docent i Nya testamentets exegetik. Mitt forskningsområde handlar om den tidiga judendomen (ca 200 f.v.t.- 100 v.t.) och den tidiga Jesus-rörelsen i den judiska kontexten. Min forskning har bl.a. varit inriktad på kvinnor i Dödahavsrullarna, uppfattningar om änglar och demoner och tempelmetaforik i Paulus brev och Dödahavsrullarna. Min nya bok som jag skrivit med Tobias Hägerland heter "Den okände Jesus: berättelsen om en profet som misslyckades" (Bokförlaget Langenskiöld, 2016).

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Biography

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En debatt om den historiske Jesus på kulturhuset i Stockholm, 19 dec 2017. Medverkande Tobias Hägerland (Göteborgs universitet) James Starr (Johannelund), Stefan Gustavsson (Apologia) och Eskil Franck som moderator:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZGwtoEG9tI&list=PLDFcoxPqjPXlHpoCshuOxf-zIfhqCSuOD

Books Authored

Cecilia Wassén och Tobias Hägerland. Den okände Jesus: Berättelsen om en profet som misslyckades (The Unknown Jesus: The Story about a Prophet who Failed) Stockholm: Bokförlaget Langenskiöld, 2016.

Women in the Damascus Document. Society of Biblical Literature Academia

Biblica Series 21. Atlanta: SBL/ Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Books Edited

Sidnie White Crawford and Cecilia Wassen ed. Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism: Engaging with John Collins’ The Apocalyptic Imagination.

Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 182. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

Dödahavsrullarna Svensk översättning (The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Swedish Translation). Edited by Mikael Winninge, Stig Norin, Cecilia Wassén et al. Uppsala: Bibelakademiförlaget, 2017.

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 116. Edited by Sidnie White Crawford and Cecilia Wassen. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature: Essays in Honor of Eileen Schuller on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 98. Edited by Jeremy Penner, Ken M. Penner, and Cecilia Wassen. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

Dödahavsrullarna: innehåll, bakgrund och betydelse (The Dead Sea Scrolls: Content, Background, and Mening). Edited by Cecilia Wassén. Stockholm: Atlantis, 2011.

Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls: Proceedings of the Nordic Qumran Network 2003-2006. Edited by Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Torleif Elgvin, Cecilia Wassen et.al. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 80. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

Articles

“End Time Temples in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Expectations and Conflict.” Pages 55-87 in Apocalyptic Thinking in Early Judaism: Engaging with John Collins' The Apocalyptic Imagination. Edited by Sidnie White Crawford and Cecilia Wassen.

Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 182. Leiden: Brill, 2018.

“Good and Bad Angels in the Construction of Identity in the Qumran Movement.” Pages 71-97 in Gottesdienst und Engel Im Antiken Judentum Und Fruhen Christentum. Edited by Jörg Frey and Michael Jost. WUNT/II 446. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.

“Common Meals in the Qumran Movement with Special Attention to Purity Regulations.” Pages 77-100 in vol. 1 of The Eucharist – Its Origins and Contexts. Sacred Meal, Communal Meal, Table Fellowship in Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity. Volume I-III Ed. by David Hellholm and Dieter Sänger. WUNT 376. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.

“Matregler bland judar och kristustroende kring vår tideräknings början” (“Food Laws among Jews and Christ-believers around the Turn of the Common Era”), Religion och Bibel. Religion och Bibel Årsbok 2012-2013: Gudomligt gott, om religion och mat (2017): 49-72.

Tobias Hägerland och C. Wassén, “Mirakler och historievetenskaplig metod: En replik till Mats Wahlberg.” Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift 93 3-4 (2017): 209-221.

“Women, Worship, Wilderness, and War: Celibacy and the Constructions of Identity in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 1361-1385 in Sibyls, Scriptures, and Scrolls: John Collins at 70. Edited by Joel Baden, Hindy Najman, and Eibert Tigchelaar. JSJSup. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

“Jesus’ Table Fellowship with “Toll Collectors and Sinners”: Questioning the Alleged Purity Implications.” Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 14 (2016): 137-157.

“The Use of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Interpreting Jesus’s Action in the Temple.” Dead Sea Discoveries 23 (2016): 280-303.

“The (Im)purity Levels of Communal Meals within the Qumran Movement”. Journal of Ancient Judaism 7 (2016): 102-122.

“The Jewishness of Jesus and Ritual Purity,” Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis 27 (2016), 11-36

“Jesus’ Work as a Healer in Light of Jewish Purity Laws.” Pages 87-104 in Bridging between Sister Religions: Studies of Jewish and Christian Scriptures in Honor of John Townsend. Edited by Isaac Kalimi. Brill Reference Library of Judaism; Leiden: Brill, 2016.

“The Importance of Marriage in the Construction of Sectarian Identity in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 127-50 in Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity. Edited by Samuel Byrskog, Raimo Hakola and Jutta Jokiranta. Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus/Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments (NTOA/StUNT) 116. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: 2016.

“Do You Have to Be Pure in a Metaphorical Temple? Sanctuary Metaphors and Construction of Sacred Space in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Paul’s Letters.” Pages 55-86 in Holiness, and Identity in Judaism:Essays in Memory of Susan Haber. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Edited by Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen Schuller. WUNT 305. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

”Församlingen som helgedom i Dödahavsrullarna och i Paulus brev” (The Community as a Sanctuary in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Pauline Letters) i 2000 år med Paulus (2000 Years with Paul), ed. Anders Ekenberg, Jonas Holmstrand och Mikael Winninge. Uppsala: Bibelakademiförlaget, 2013

“On the Education of Children in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 41/3 (2012): 350-363.

“Angels and Humans: Boundaries and Synergies” Pages 523-39 in Celebrating the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Canadian Collection, ed. Jean Duhaime, Peter Flint and Kyung Baek. Early Judaism and Its Literature 30. Atlanta: SBL, 2011.

“Marriage Laws in the Dead Sea Scrolls in Relation to the Broader Jewish Society.” Pages 427-48 in The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Edited by Armin Lange. Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments (FRLANT) 239. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012

“‘Because of the Angels:’ Reading 1 Cor 11:2-16 in Light of Angelology in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 735-54 in vol. 2 of The Dead Sea Scrolls in Context: Integrating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Study of Ancient Texts, Languages, and Cultures. Edited by Armin Lange, Emanuel Tov and Matthias Weigold. Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, 140/II. Leiden: Brill, 2011.

“Visions of the Temple: Conflicting Images of the Eschaton.” Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok 76 (2011): 41-59.

Jutta Jokiranta and C. Wassen. “A Brotherhood at Qumran? Metaphorical Familial Language in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 173-204 in Northern Lights on the Judean Desert: Proceedings of the Nordic Qumran Network 2003-2006. Edited by Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Torleif Elgvin, Cecilia Wassen et.al. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 80. Ed. Florentino García Martínez. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

“What do Angels Have against the Blind and the Deaf? Rules of Exclusion in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 115-29 in Common Judaism: Explorations in Second-Temple Judaism. Edited by Wayne O. McCready and Adele Reinhartz. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.

“Jesus and the Hemorrhaging Woman in Mark 5:24-34: Insights from Purity
Laws from Qumran.” Pages 641-60 in Scripture in Transition: Essays on
Septuagint, Hebrew Bible, and Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of Raija Sollamo.
Edited by Anssi Voitila and Jutta Jokiranta. Supplements to the Journal for
the Study of Judaism 126. Leiden: Brill, 2008.

“Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Pages 499-523 in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook 2007. Angels: The Concept of Celelstial Beings-Origins, Development and Reception. Edited by Friedrich Reiterer, Tobias Nicklas, and Karin Schöpflin. International Society for the Study of Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature/ISDCL. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2007.

C. Wassen and Jutta Jokiranta. “Groups in Tension: Sectarianism in the Rule of the Community and the Damascus Document.” Pages 206-45 in Sectarianism in Early Judaism: Sociological Advances. Edited by David Chalcraft. London: Equinox, 2007.

“The Story of Judah and Tamar in the Eyes of the Earliest Interpreters.” Literature and Theology Vol.8, No. 4 (1994): 354-66.

“The Sadducees and Their Halakah.” Pages 127-46 in Law in Religious Communities in the Roman Period: The Debate over Torah and Nomos in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity. Edited by Peter Richardson and Stephen Westerholm. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1991.

Textbook, Dictionary and Encyclopedia contributions

“The Damascus Document” in Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology Edited by Brad Embry, Ronald Herms and Archie T. Wright. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2017.

“Holiness and Purity” (500 words) Society of Biblical Literature: Bible Odyssey Website (2014) http://www.bibleodyssey.com/places/related-articles/purity-and-holiness

Family. IV. Judaism. Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism (6000 characters) Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013.

Divorce . IV. Judaism A. Second Temple and Hellenistic Judaism (6000 characters) Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013: 995-998.

מלאך mal’āk Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten II (ThWQ), ed. H.-J. Fabry / U. Dahmen;,Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2013, col. 676-681, approx. 13.500 characters incl. blanks.

זקןzāqen in Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten I (ThWQ), ed. H.-J. Fabry / U. Dahmen;,Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2011, col. 865-869, approx. 13.500 characters incl. blanks.

Five chapters ranging from 6 to 8 pages: “Religion,” “Family,” “Different Theories about the Qumran Community,” “Angels, Demons (Belial),” and “Apocalypticism” in Dödahavsrullarna: innehåll, bakgrund och betydelse (The Dead Sea Scrolls: Content, Background, and Mening). Edited by Cecilia Wassén. Stockholm: Atlantis, 2011.

“Från Perser till Romare” (From the Persians to the Romans). Pages 59-83 in Jesus och de första kristna: inledning till Nya Testamentet (Jesus and the First Christians: Introduction to the New Testament), a Swedish university textbook in New Testament studies. Edited by Dieter Mitternacht and Anders Runesson. Stockholm: Verbum Förlag, 2006.

Eight articles ranging from 100 to 350 words (“Hands, Laying on,” “Hide, to,” “Interpreter,” “Jeremiah, Additions to,” “Mark, Goal, Sign,” Meraioth,” “Testimonia Text,” “Testament”) for the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Abingdon Press, 2007.

“From Canaan to Israel” (1500 words); “Palestine Invaded” (1000 words); “Roman and Byzantine Palestine” (1500 words). Israel, Jordan and Lebanon. Vol.7 of The World and its Peoples Encyclopedia. London: The Brown Reference Group, 2005.

Eileen Schuller and C. Wassen. “Women” (4000 words). Pages 981-84 in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, vol. 2. Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam,. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

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