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Louis Jonker
Louis Jonker

Author of theological publications
Professor in Old Testamental Studies, Stellenbosch University

Louis Cloete Jonker was born 9 February 1962 at Riversdal and attended school in Mosselbaai. He studied at Stellenbosch University (BA in Hebrew and Greek 1982, MA in Semitic Languages 1986, BTh 1986, Licentiate in Theology 1987, DTh on Old Testament 1993) and at the universities of Tübingen, Germany, and Leiden, Holland, doing research for his DTh thesis on the Old Testament. His thesis was published in Holland.
From 1993 he served as minister at the NG Church Stellenbosch-Welgelegen, and also did further research and lectured at times on the Old Testament.
2003-2006: Senior Lecturer in Old Testamental Studies at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch
2006-2010: Associate professor in Old Testament, Stellenbosch
2010-present: Professor in Old Testament, Stellenbosch
He is married and has two children.


Scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Bonn (2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Rector's Award for Research Excellence (2009)


Op soek na Jona. Verskillende benaderings tot die interpretasie van die Bybel (Co-authors: Conradie EM, Lawrie D, Arendse R.), UWK Publikasies, 1995
1996 Exclusivity and Variety. Perspectives on Multidimensional Exegesis. CBET 19. Kampen: Kok Pharos.
Die Bybel in fokus. Leesgids vir 'n nuwe tyd (Co-authors: Botha J, Conradie EM), Lux Verbi, 1997
Exclusivity and Variety. Perspectives on Multidimensional Exegesis, CBET 19. Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1996
Hierdie God. telkens weer nuut (Popular monography), Lux Verbi, 2000
Angling for interpretation, (Co-author: Conradie EM), Bellville: UWK Publishers, 2001
Josiah in the Chronicler's mirror. Late stages of the Josiah reception in II Chr 34f. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlag, 2003
Fishing for Jonah. Various approaches to Biblical interpretation (Co-editor: Lawrie, D) , UWK Publishers, 2003
(co-editor with S Lubs, A Ruwe & U Weise) Behutsamens Lesen. Alttestamentliche Exegese im inderdisziplinären Methodendiskurs. (FS Hardmeier). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2007
"From Ebla to Stellenbosch" (co-editor with I Cornelius). Syro-Palestinian religions and the Hebrew Bible. ADPV 37. Wiesbaden: Harrosowitz, 2008
Historiography and Identity (Re)Formulation in Second Temple Historiographical Literature (Editor), T & T Clark International, 2011
Herinneringe & Verlange, Sun Media, 2019

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