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Zimmerli, Walter
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(Jan 20, 1907, Schiers, Grisons – Dec 4, 1983, Oberdiessbach, Bern), Old Testament scholar. Zimmerli studied from 1925 to 1929 in Zürich, Berlin, and Göttingen, where he received his doctorate in 1931 under Johannes Hempel. After a pastorate in Aarburg (Aargau), he was appointed to a chair at Zürich in 1935, then at Göttingen in 1950. Within the framework of the history developed by A. Alt and his students, Zimmerli sketched a theology of the OT that – in contrast to that of G. v.…

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Smend, Rudolf, “Zimmerli, Walter”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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