Dr O. Glanz

Oliver Glanz foto
researcher at the Werkgroep Informatica (WIVU)

Research

Oliver Glanz is part of the WIVU research team and working for the "Bridging Data and Tradition: The Hebrew Bible as a Linguistic Corpus and as a Literary Composition" project. The project is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and executed as a joint project of the Leiden Institute for Religious Studies and the Amsterdam WIVU group. The main focus of this project lays on computer driven valence analysis and participant tracking. The research results are brought into a critical dialogue with traditional interpretations of the Hebrew Bible.
Formerly (2005-2009), Glanz worked for the "Linguistic System and Literary Design: Computer-assisted analysis of non-narrative Texts of the Hebrew Bible" research project, which was also funded by NWO. It focused on computer assisted text-syntactical analysis of the Hebrew Old Testament. Glanz concentrated on delivering a text-syntactical analysis of the book of Jeremiah. His analysis was made part of the WIVU data that was implemented in the third version of the Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible (SESB).

Curriculum Vitae

Oliver Glanz studied both theology (Bogenhofen, Erlangen, Amsterdam) and philosophy (Amsterdam). His MTh studies focused on Bible translation. The MTh thesis "Genus-, Numerus- und Personawechsel in Jeremiah 1-25: Der Versuch einer Untersuchung der Effekte von Redeausrichtungswechseln im Kommunikationsverlauf" was defended successfully in 2004 and awarded with the distinction cum laude. In 2006 Glanz graduated with an MA in Christian Studies on Science and Society from the VU faculty of philosophy. In his philosophical studies he concentrated on the hermeneutical dimensions of Herman Dooyweerd's philosophy and Fernando Canale's theological method. The title of his MA thesis is "Time, Reason and Religious Belief: A limited Comparison, critical Assessment, and further Development of Herman Dooyeweerd’s structural analysis of Theoretical Thought and Fernando Canale’s phenomenological analysis of the Structure of Reason and its Biblical Interpretation." Glanz' interest in hermeneutics and the Hebrew Bible resulted in a critical investigation of exegetical methodology and its consequences for a proper analysis of participant reference shifts in the book of Jeremiah (PhD research). In December 2010 his PhD thesis "Who is speaking? Who is addressed?: A critical study into the conditions of exegetical method and its consequences for the interpretation of participant reference-shifts in the book of Jeremiah" was defended with success and awarded with the distinction cum laude.

Publications (selected)

Glanz, O., and C. Hardmeier. “Nachwort : Bibelstudium mit SESB - Grundlagen und Besonderheiten.” In Stuttgarter Elektronische Studienbibel : Handbuch, 91-97. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap, 2009.
Glanz, O. “Durchsuchen von Textausgaben.” In Stuttgarter Elektronische Studienbibel : Handbuch, 39-47. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap, 2009.
———. “Spezielle Hilfsmittel zu den originalsprachigen Bibeltexten.” In Stuttgarter Elektronische Studienbibel : Handbuch, 62-86. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap, 2009.
———. “Electronic text-syntactical analysis of the book of Jeremiah (Biblica Hebraica Stuttgartensia).” In Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible (SESB), edited by E. Talstra and C. F. Hardmeier. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap, 2009.
———. “Investigating the Presuppositional Realm of Biblical-Theological Methodology: Part 1: Dooyeweerd on Reason.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 47, no. 1 (2009): 31.
———. “Investigating the Presuppositional Realm of Biblical-Theological Methodology: Part 2: Canale on Reason.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 47, no. 2 (2009): 24.
———. “Investigating the Presuppositional Realm of Biblical-Theological Methodology: Part 3: Application and Comparison.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 48, no. 1 (2010): 24.
———. “Investigating the Presuppositional Realm of Biblical-Theological Methodology: Part 4: Critique and Transformation.” Andrews University Seminary Studies 48, no. 2 (2010): 24.
———. “Who is Speaking – Who is Listening? How Information Technology can Confirm the Integrity of the Text.” In Tradition and innovation in biblical interpretation: studies presented to Professor Eep Talstra on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday, edited by W. Th van. Peursen and J. W. Dyk, 337-359. Studia Semitica Neerlandica. Leiden: Brill, 2011.