Martti Nissinen
University of Helsinki

Prof. Martti Nissinen is Professor of Old Testament studies at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology. He holds a Th.D. from the University of Helsinki. He is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and an is honorary member of the Society for Old Testament Study. He previously served as president of the Foundation for the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (2010–2021). Nissinen’s research focuses on the prophetic phenomenon and on gender issues (love poetry, homoeroticism, masculinity) in the Bible and the ancient Eastern Mediterranean. His books include Prophetic Divination: Essays in Ancient Near Eastern Prophecy (2019), Ancient Prophecy: Near Eastern, Biblical and Greek Perspectives (2017), Prophets and Prophecy in the Ancient Near East (2nd ed. 2019), and Homoeroticism in the Biblical World: A Historical Perspective (1998). He has edited several volumes and published a significant number of articles on topics related to prophecy, gender, and history of ancient Near Eastern religion.

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May 8, 2024

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