Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Langer

Head - Department of Jewish Studies


Consultation hours

  • by prior arrangement

Curriculum vitae:

Born 1960 in Schwarzach i. Pongau/Salzburg

1978-1983 Studies of Catholic Theology, ancient Semitic Philology and Jewish studies in Salzburg and Vienna, 1983 Mag. theol.

From 1984 Assistant Professor at the Institute for Old Testament Biblical Studies, later Department of Biblical Studies and Church History

1988 Dr. theol.,  1990 Mag. phil. (Jewish Studies, Old Semitic Philology)

From 1993-2001 President of the Coordination Committee for Christian-Jewish Cooperation in Austria

From 1993 Head of the Department of Jewish Studies in Salzburg

1996 Habilitation ("Live by your blood!" Ez 16 in the rabbinic reception")

1999-2000 Lecturer at Portland University (Oregon) (with a branch in Salzburg)

2000-2001 Deputy professor at the Institute for Jewish-Christian Research at the University of Lucerne

2001-2002 Deputy professor at the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Freiburg i. Br.

2004-2010 Head of the interdisciplinary and interfaculty "Center for Jewish Cultural History" at the University of Salzburg

Since 2010 Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies


Academic focus:

Jewish cultural history in antiquity; rabbinic literature; studies on the reception history of biblical texts; processing of Jewish tradition in German-language literature; Jewish-Christian "encounter" (cultural transfer etc.)



Writing fictional crime novels


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