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Steck, Odil Hannes
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(Dec 26, 1935, Munich – Mar 30, 2001, Zürich). After studying theology in Neuendettelsau, Wuppertal, and Heidelberg (doctorate in 1965 under G. Bornkamm, influenced by G. v. Rad), he taught from 1968 to 1976 as professor of Old Testament in Hamburg, from 1976 to 1978 in Mainz, and from 1978 to 2001 in Zürich. His dissertation explored the long arc of transmission of the Deuteronomistic understanding of history (Deuteronomistic History) from the OT into early Christianity, signalin…

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Schmid, Konrad, “Steck, Odil Hannes”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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