Karl William Weyde, dr. theol.

Professor Em.

Old Testament

Resource person for the following topics:

Office: 206


Currently, I am working on a monograph "Law and Prophecy in post-exilic times" (FAT, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen). Moreover, I regularly submit articles to Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (de Gruyter, Berlin), to New Oxford Bible Commentary (Oxford) and to Studiebibelen (The Norwegian Bible Society, Oslo). I am planning a monograph on Messiah in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. During the last 14 years I participated in the Northern European network co-operation OTSEM, training phd- and post doc students.

Latest academic publications

  • Weyde, K. W. (2018). Once again the Term maśśā’ in Zechariah 9:1; 12:1 and in Malachi 1:1: What is its Significance?. Acta Theologica, s. 251 - 267. ISSN: 1015-8758
  • Weyde, K. W. (2017). Is God a Violent God? : Conceptions of God in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. Teologisk Tidsskrift, 6(4), s. 280 - 300. ISSN: 1893-0263
  • Weyde, K. W. (2017). Marginalisierung und Transformationen des Seelenbegriffs in der alttestamentlichen Exegese seit dem 20. Jahrhundert. Berliner Theologische Zeitschrift, 34(2), s. 214 - 233. ISSN: 0724-6137
  • Weyde, K. W. (2016). Does Mal 2:15a Refer to Adam and Eve in the Creation Account in Gen 2:4-25?. Adam and Eve Story in the Hebrew Bible and in Ancient Jewish Writings including the New Testament, s. 73 - 90. ISBN: 978-952-12-3414-9
  • Weyde, K. W. (2015). The Priests and the Descendants of Levi in the Book of Malachi. Acta Theologica, 35(1), s. 238 - 253. ISSN: 1015-8758
  • Weyde, K. W. (2014). 'For I am about to Create New Heavens and a New Earth': Prophecy and Torah in Isaiah 65:17-25. New studies in the Book of Isaiah: Essays in honor of Hallvard Hagelia, s. 209 - 229. Gorgias Press. ISBN: 978-1-4632-0356-6
  • Weyde, K. W. (2013). Hellig krig i Det gamle testamentet og Tysklands krig i de to verdenskrigene : et sentralt tema hos fremtredende gammeltestamentlere på 1900-tallet. Teologisk Tidsskrift, 2(2), s. 136 - 153. ISSN: 1893-0263
  • Weyde, K. W. (2013). Studies on the Historical Books - including their relationship to the Pentateuch. Hebrew Bible / Old Testament : the history of its interpretation. Vol III. From modernism to post-modernism. Pt. 1: The nineteenth century : a century of modernism and historicism, s. 521 - 555. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. ISBN: 978-3-525-54021-3
  • Weyde, K. W. (2013). Holy War, Divine War, YHWH War - and Ethics: On a Central Issue in Recent Research on the Hebrew Bible. Encountering violence in the Bible, s. 235 - 252. Sheffield Phoenix Press. ISBN: 978-1-909697-01-0
  • Weyde, K. W. (2012). Prophecy as massa' : why are some prophetic oracles introduced by this term?. Mótun menningar = Shaping culture, s. 355 - 371. Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag / Hid islenska bokmenntafelag. ISBN: 978-9979-66-300-3

Education and professional practice

1972Cand. theol. MF
1973 - 1974Prestevikar Tel Aviv/Haifa, Den norske Israelsmisjon
1974Praktisk teol. eksamen MF
1974Ordinert til prest i Den norske kirke, Oslo Domkirke
1975Feltprest Heistadmoen
1976 - presentVitenskapelig assistent MF Det gamle testamente.
1977 - presentFakultetslektor MF Det gamle testamente
1985 - 1988Stipendiat NAVF(NFR)
1985 - 1986Visiting scholar ved Det hebraiske Universitet i Jerusalem
1998 - presentFørsteamanuensis MF Det gamle testamente
1999Dr. theol. MF
2003 - presentProfessor MF Det gamle testamente


1973 - 1981Har hatt en rekke verv innen Den Norske Israelsmisjon
1978Medlem av landsstyret og teologisk nemnd, Den Norske Israelsmisjon
1998 - 2000Prodekanus MF
2003 - 2010Teol. konsulent bibelovers. GT, Bibelselskapet