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David Davage

Reader in Old Testament exegetsis. Post-doc in theology. Studies the development and growth of the Isaianic discourse in the Second Temple period.

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Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies Units: Religious Studies and Theology
Location
A, Humanisthuset, HE118 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am interesting in the formation and canonization of the biblical books. My doctoral work focused on the 'Book' of Psalms, where I formulated a critique against the prevalent canonical approach and the reading of the 'Book' of Psalms as a 'book'. I revisited the terms 'book' and 'anthology', as well as the Dead Sea psalms scrolls, and used the notion of paratextuality by Gérard Genette to evaluate the specific functions that scholars have argued to be played by certain psalms in the collection. In 2016, the study was awarded with the price from AB CWK Gleerups Fond by Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund, and in 2018, I received the award for deserving academic work by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities.

I am also Research Fellow at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, associate professor at Høyskolen for Ledelse og Teologi, Oslo, Norway, and associate professor in biblical studies at Akademy of Leadership and Theology, Sweden.

I am editorial secretary of Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, and member of The Oxford Psalms Network, Society of Biblical Literature, and Svenska Exegetiska Sällskapet (Swedish Exegetical Society).

The most updated information about my publications can be found on my academia page:
https://orebromissionsskola.academia.edu/DavidWillgren

 

2020
Forschung zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe, 114
2020
Journal of Biblical Literature, Society of Biblical Literature 2020, Vol. 1, (139) : 67-86
Davage, David
2020
Intertextualität und die Entstehung des Psalters, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2020 : 33-50
Willgren, David
2019
Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, Taylor & Francis Group 2019, Vol. 33, (2) : 223-243
Willgren Davage, David
2019
God and Humans in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond: A Festschrift for Lennart Boström on his 67th Birthday, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press 2019 : 176-207
Willgren, David
2019
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Sage Publications 2019, Vol. 43, (3) : 417-435
Willgren, David
2018
Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, Svenska Exegetiska Sällskapet 2018, Vol. 83 : 43-65
Davage, David
2018
Zeitschrift für die Alttertamentliche Wissenschaft, Walter de Gruyter 2018, Vol. 130, (3) : 384-397
Davage, David
2018
Ordet är dig mycket nära: Tolkningar av Gamla testamentet, Stockholm: Artos & Norma 2018 : 95-108
Davage, David
2018
Library of Hebrew Bible / Old Testament studies, 654
2017
Functions of Psalms and Prayers in Late Second Temple Period, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2017 : 212-228
Davage, David
2017
Det kyrkliga språket i teori och praxis, Umeå: Umeå Universitet 2017 : 83-99
Davage, David
2017
Scandinavian Journal for Leadership & Theology, Vol. 4
Willgren, David
2016
Journal of Biblical Literature, SBL Press 2016, Vol. 135, (1) : 49-60
Willgren, David