Herr PD Dr. Takayoshi Oshima ist als Privatdozent am Altorientalischen Institut der Universität Leipzig tätig.

Takayoshi Oshima (Dr. Phil. Hebräische Universität von Jerusalem, Israel, 2004) ist PD am Altorientalischen Institut. Schwerpunkte seiner Forschung sind: Keilschriftliche Literatur; Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte [Mesopotamien und das Alte Testament]; Religionen im antiken Mesopotamien; Ethik im Alten Orient; Psychologische Analyse des Konzepts von Sünde und Schuld in der Antike; sowie Mesopotamische Glyptik.


zur Vergrößerungsansicht des Bildes: PD Dr. Takayoshi Oshima
PD Dr. Takayoshi Oshima, Foto: PD Dr. Takayoshi Oshima

Berufliche Tätigkeiten:

  • 2015–2018: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter,  Theologische Fakultät, Universität Leipzig (DFG Projekt)

  • Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (DFG Projekt)



  • 2007–2010: Alexander von Humboldt
  • 2006: British Academy


I. Books

  • I.1    Hebrew-Japanese Conversations. Jerusalem: Sh. Zak veShut, 1994 [in Hebrew].
  • I.2    Hymns and Prayers to Marduk and His Divine Aspects in the Texts, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 2003 (PhD thesis).
  • I.3.1    Cuneiform in Canaan: Cuneiform Sources from the Land of Israel in Ancient Times. Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society, 2006 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • I.3.2     Cuneiform in Canaan: Next Generation. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns / Pennsylvania State University Press, 2018 (together with Wayne Horowitz and Seth Sanders).
  • I.4    Babylonian Prayers to Marduk (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 7). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.
  • I.5    The Babylonian Theodicy (State Archive of Assyria Cuneiform Texts 9). Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2013.
  • I.6    Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers: Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi and the Babylonian Theodicy (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 14). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014.


II. Edited Books

  • II.1    Ancient Mesopotamian Religion and Mythology: Selected Essays by W.G. Lambert (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 15). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016 (together with Andrew George).
  • II.2    Teaching Moralities in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Tradition and Images, (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 29). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
  • II.3    New Perspectives on Aramean Epigraphy in Mesopotamia, Qumran, Egypt, and Idumea,  Proceedings of the Jeselsohn Epigraphic Center of Jewish History Conference (Research on Israel and Aram in Biblical Times II = Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 40). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021 (with Aren Maeir, Angelika Berlejung, and. Esther Eshel).


III. Articles/Chapters in Refereed Journals, Proceedings and Books

  • III.1    Two More Cuneiform Finds from Hazor. Israel Exploration Journal (=IEJ) 52 (2002), pp. 179–186 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • III.2    A Bibliographical List of Cuneiform Inscriptions from Canaan, Palestine/Philistia, and The Land of Israel. Journal of the American Oriental Society (=JAOS) 122 (2002), pp. 753–766 (together with Wayne Horowitz and Seth Sanders)
  • III.3    Marduk the Canal-Digger. The Journal of the Ancient Eastern Society of Columbia University 30 (2005), pp. 77–88.
  • III.4    Hazor 15: Letter Fragment from Hazor. IEJ 57/1 (2007), pp. 34–41 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • III.5    A Cuneiform Tablet from the Ophel in Jerusalem. IEJ 60 (2010), pp. 4–21 (together with Wayne Horowitz, E. Mazar, and Y. Goren).
  • III.6     Hazor 16, Another Administrative Docket from Hazor. IEJ 60 (2010), pp. 129–132 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • III.7    Hazor 17, Another Clay Liver Model. IEJ 60 (2010), pp. 133–145 (together with Wayne Horowitz and Avraham Winitzer).
  • III.8    A Forgotten Royal Hymn to Marduk: And its Historical Background. The Journal of the Ancient Eastern Society of Columbia University 32 (2011), pp. 107–116.
  • III.9    Hazor 18, Hazor Law Code. IEJ 62 (2012), pp. 158–176 (together with Wayne Horowitz and Filip Vukosavović).
  • III.10    BLMJ 2789: A Neo-Assyrian Cylinder Seal with a Healing Scene in a Reed Hut. The Bible Lands E-Review [<http://biblelandsreview.files.wordpress. com/2012/05/takayoshi-oshima.pdf>].
  • III.11    “Let Us Sleep!”: The Motif of Disturbing Resting Deities in the Cuneiform Texts. Studia Mesopotamica 1 (2014), pp. 271–289.
  • III.12    BLMJ 2700: A Neo-Babylonian Cylinder Seal with a Mythological Battle: A Question on the Identity of the Four-Winged God on Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Seals. The Bible Lands E-Review <https://biblelandsreview. files.wordpress.com/2015/05/takayoshi-bler-2015-s1.pdf>
  • III.13    The Babylonian Theodicy: An Ancient Babylonian Discourse on Human Piety and Divine Justice. Religion Compass 9 (2015), pp. 483–492.
  • III.14    Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness (Daniel 4:30): A Reminiscence of an Historical Event or a Legend?, in: S. Ahituv, A. Baruchi-Unna, I. Eph’al, T. Forti, and J. Tigay (eds.), Now It Happened in those days: Studies in Biblical, Assyrian, and other Ancient Near Eastern Historiography Presented to Mordechai Cogan on his 75th Birthday, Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2017, pp. 645–675.
  • III.15    Morality and the Minds of Gods: Divine Knowledge and Human Ignorance in Mesopotamian Prayers and Didactic Literature. Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 6/4 (2018), pp. 386–430.
  • III.16    The King’s Godly Image as the Perfect Physiognomy of the Holder of the Kingship: Royal Ideology in the Neo-Assyrian Period, in: A. Berlejung and J.E. Filitz (eds.), The Physicality of the Others: Masks from the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 27), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018, pp. 231–259.
  • III.17 “When the Godless Thrives and a Wolf Grows Fat”: Notions of the Prosperity of the Impious in Ancient Mesopotamian Wisdom Texts, in: T. Oshima (ed.) with Susanne Kohlhaas, Teaching Morality in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Traditions, and Images (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 29), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018, pp. 189–215.
  • III.18 Legends of Sargon—History to His Story: Forming the Warrior King Archetype, in: R. Da Riva, M. Lang and S. Fink (eds.), Literary Change in Mesopotamia and Beyond and Routes and Travellers between East and West: Proceedings of the 2nd and 3rd Melammu Workshops (Melammu Workshops and Monographs 2), Münster: Zaphon, 2019, pp. 43–56.
  • III.19 Akkadian Lament for the Mother-Goddess, to be published in AfO (together with Nathan Wasserman, in press).
  • III.20 She Walks in Beauty: An Iconographical Study of the Goddess in a Nimbus, to be published in Renate van Dijk-Coombes, Gideon Kotzé and Liani Swanepoel (eds.), Festschrift Izak (Sakkie) Cornelius (Ägypten und Altes Testament). Münster: Zaphon (together with Alison Acker Gruseke, in press).


IV. Articles in Journals

  • IV.1    A Small Brick Inscription of Amar-Sin from Abu Gosh, Israel. Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves Utilitaires (=NABU) 1999, no. 55, pp. 55–56.
  • IV.2    Two Notes on Expressions with ina pi ...; “in the mouth of ...” in the Prayer to Marduk 1. NABU 2001, no. 15, pp. 15–18.
  • IV.3    Some Comments on Prayer to Marduk no. 1, lines 5/7. NABU 2003, no. 99, pp. 109–111.
  • IV.4    Cuneiform Tablets from Canaan in the Arkeologji Müzesi in Istanbul. Colloquium Anatolicum (Institutum Turcicum Scientiae Antiquitatis) 3 (2005), pp. 31–39 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • IV.5    New Discovery on an Old Finding. Qadmoniyot 38/ 129 (2005), pp. 13–14 (together with Wayne Horowitz) [in Hebrew].
  • IV.6    A Sumerian Proverb Tablet in Geneva with Some Thoughts on the Sumerian Proverb Collections. Orientalia (The Pontifical Biblical Institute) 75 (2006), pp. 31–72 (together with Bendt Alster).
  • IV.7    Sargonic Dinner at Kanesh: The Old Assyrian Sargon Legend. Iraq 69 (2007), pp. 1–20 (together with Bendt Alster).
  • IV.8    Addenda to Oshima, Babylonian Prayers to Marduk. NABU 2011, no. 84, pp. 99–101.
  • IV.9    Another Attempt at two Kassite Royal Inscriptions: The Agum-Kakrime Inscription and the Inscription of Kurigalzu, the Son of Kadashmanharbe. Babel und Bibel 6 (2012), pp. 225–268.
  • IV.10    How Many Tablets Did Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi Consist of?, NABU 2012, no. 22, pp. 28–30.
  • IV.12    A Babylonian Marduk Prayer fount at Ugarit (RS 94.2498). Ugarit Forschungen 47 (2016), pp. 221–250.


V. Chapters in Books and Proceedings

  • V.1    The Lion-Headed Eagle, Anzû, in: Joan Goodnick-Westenholz (ed.), Dragons, Monsters and Fabulous Beasts, Jerusalem: Rubin Mass, 2004, pp. 32–33.
  • V.2    Battling Monstrous Creatures: Mesopotamian Myths of Monster Killing; Gilgamesh Slays Huwawa/Humbaba, Guardian of the Cedar Forest; Ninurta and His Many Explits; Herakles and his Twelve Labours; Dragon-Slayers in Biblical and Western Traditions, ibid., pp. 38, 39–40, 40–42.
  • V.3    The Taanach Cuneiform Tablets, A Retrospective, in: Siegfried Kreuzer (ed.), Taanach / Tell Tacannek: 100 Jahre Forschungen zur Archäologie, zur Geschichte, zu den Fundobjecten und zu den Keilschrifttexten (Wiener Alttestamentliche Studien 5), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2006, pp. 77–84 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • V.4    Die Keilschrifttexte von Taanach / Tell Tacannek, ibid., pp. 85–99 (together with Wayne Horowitz and Siegfried Kreuzer).
  • V.5     The Babylonian God Marduk, in: Gwendolyn Leick (ed.), The Babylonian World, London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 348–360.
  • V.6    New Light on an Old Find from Hazor, in: M. Cogan and D. Kahn (eds.), Treasures on Camels’ Humps: Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient Near East Presented to Israel Eph’al, Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2008, pp. 99–103 (together with Wayne Horowitz).
  • V.7    Damkianna Shall Not Bring Back her Horde in the Future! A New Mythological Text of Marduk, Enlil and Damkianna, in: W. Horowitz, U. Gabbay, and F. Vukosavović (eds.), A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnick-Westenholz (BPOA 8), Madrid: Biblioteca del Próximo Roente Antiguo, 2010, pp. 145–161.
  • V.8    Ein altbabylonischer Omentext aus Leipzig, in: M. P. Streck (ed.), Leipziger Keilschrifttafelsammlung (Leipziger Altorientalische Studien 1), Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2011, pp. 83–85.
  • V.9    Marduk, in B. Bagnall et al. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 (https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah24136).
  • V.10    Nabu, in B. Bagnall et al. (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History:Wiley-Blackwell, 2012 (https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah24152).
  • V.11    When Gods Made Us from Clay, in: A. Berlejung, J. Dietrich and J.F. Quack (eds.), Menschenbilder und Körperkonzepte: Kulturanthropologische Studien zum Alten Testament, Alten Orient und Alten Ägypten (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 9), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012, pp. 407–431.
  • V.12    The Battle of Bel against Omorka, in: H. Neumann et al. (eds.), Krieg und Frieden im Alten Vorderasien: 52e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale Münster 17.–21. Juli, 2006, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2014, pp. 601–607.
  • V.13    Zarpānītu, in Michael P. Streck (ed.), Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie Bd. 15, 3/4, Boston/Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017, pp. 217–218.
  • V.14    How “Mesopotamian” was Ahiqar the Wise?, in: A. Berlejung, A. Maeir, and A. Schüle (eds.), Wandering Aramaeans: Aramaeans Outside Syria: Textual and Archaeological Perspectives, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017, pp. 141–167.
  • V.15    Divine Privilege to the Rich and Powerful? Seeking Healing of Illness by Presenting a Luxurious Gift (VAT 10122=KAL 3, no. 72), in: S.V. Panayotov and L. Vacín (eds.), Mesopotamian Medicine and Magic: Studies in Honor of Markham J. Geller, Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2018, pp. 379–400 (together with G. van Buylaere).
  • V.16 The Bilingual Syncretistic Hymn to Nanāya: “One-God(dess)”-theism in Mesopotamia?, in: U. Gabbay/J.J. Pérennès (eds.), Des polythéismes aux monothéismes: Mélanges d’assyriologie offerts à Marcel Sigrist, (Érudes bibliques NS 82), Leuven: Peeters, 2020, pp. 335–98.
  • V.17    Possible Allusion to Marduk’s Rise to the Supremacy in the Babylonian Prayer found at Ugarit (RS 94.2498), in Festschrift for Manfried Dietrich, Münster: Zaphon, (in press).


VI. Various Contributions to Publications by Others

  • VI.1    Hand-copy of a fragment of the Gilgamesh Epic from Megiddo, in A.R. George, The Babylonian Gilgamesh Epic, Oxford 2003, pl. 30.
  • VI.2     Hand-copy of a fragment of a vase of Darius I, in J. Westenholtz and M. Stolper, A stone jar with inscriptions of Darius I in four languages (web article, ARTA 2002, 005).
  • VI.3    Short explanations of objects, in J. Goodnick-Westenholz (ed.), Dragons, Monsters, and Fabulous Beasts, Jerusalem 2004, pp. 68–69; 70; 71; 93; 101; 102; 105; 134; 135; 166; 176; 177; 153; 190; 191; 192.
  • VI.4    Hand-copies and edition of a tablet, in J Goodnick-Westenholz and A. Westenholz, Cuneiform Inscriptions in the Collection of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: The Old Babylonian Inscriptions, Leiden 2006, pp. 189 and 191.
  • VI.5    Hand-copy, in M. Cogan, A New Cuneiform Text from Megiddo, Israel Exploration Joural 63 (2013), pp. 132–133.


VII. Book Reviews

  • VII.1    Pirjo Lapinkivi: The Neo-Assyrian Myth of Ishtar’s Descent and Resurrection (State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts 6). Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010. xxvi + 135 pp. 17.5 x 25 cm. ISBN 978-952-10-1331-1. Price: $ 35.00. In Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete 102 (2012), pp. 335–339.
  •     Amar Annus and Alan Lenzi: Ludlul bēl nēmeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer (State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts 7). Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010. lvi + 72 pp. 17.5 x 25 cm. ISBN 978-952-10-1334-8. Price: $ 35.00. In Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und verwandte Gebiete 102 (2012), pp. 335–339.
  • VII.2    Christopher G. Frechette: Mesopotamian Ritual-Prayers of “Hand-lifting” (Akkadian Šuillas): An Investigation of Function in Light of the Idiomatic Meaning of the Rubric (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 379.) xxi, 316 pp. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2012. €78. ISBN 978 3 8835 046 3. In Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 76/1 (2013), pp. 111–112.
  • VII.3    Julia M. Asher-Greve and Joan Goodnick Westenholz, Goddesses in Context: On Divine Powers, Roles, Relationships and Gender in Mesopotamian Textual and Visual Sources (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 259). Fribourg: Academic Press / Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013. ISBN: 978 3 7278 1738 0. In Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 105 (2015). pp. 401–403.
  • VII.4    Markham J. Geller, Evil Demons: Canonical Utukkū Lemnūtu Incantations (SAACT 5). Helsinki, 2007. $ 75,00. ISBN 13-978-952-10-1331-7. In Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 111 (2016), pp. 463–465.
  • VII.5    Margaret Jaques (ed.): Klagetraditionen: Form und Funktion der Klage in den Kulten der Antike (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 251). Fribourg: Academic Press / Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011. In Journal of the American Oriental Society 137 (2017), pp. 420–422.
  • VII.6    Stefan Jakob, Ritualbeschreibungen und Gebet III (Keilschrifttexte aus Assur literalischen Inhalts 9 = WVDOG 154). Wiesbaden:Harrasowitz Verlag, 2018. In Bibliotheca Orientalis 77/3–4 (2020), pp. 297–99.
  • VII.7    A.R. George and Junko Taniguchi (eds.), Cuneiform Texts from the Folios of W. G. Lambert, Part One. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2019. In Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 83/3 (2020), pp. 507–509.


VIII. Work in Progress

  • VIII.1    Gods’ Punishing Hands: The Interdependence of the Divine Will and Human Ethics in Cuneiform Literature, to be published in Leipziger Altorientalische Studien, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
  • VIII.2         Aren Maeir, Angelika Berlejung, and Takayoshi Oshima (eds.), Proceedings of the Third Conference of The Minerva Center for the Relations between Israel and Aram in Biblical Times, (Orientalische Religionen in der Antike). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Conferences and Lectures:

  • 1    28.01.2001: Marduk, the God of Mercy. Annual conference of the Israeli Association for Assyriology held at the University of Haifa, Israel.
  • 2     17.12.2003: Babylonian Job and Mesopotamian Religious System. Centre for Hebrew Studies ‘Abraham Goldstein-Goren’ of the University of Bucharest, Romania (invited lecture).
  • 3    19.12.2003: Tehom and Tiamat: Subterranean Water in the Biblical and Mesopotamian Cosmologies. Centre for Hebrew Studies ‘Abraham Goldstein-Goren’ of the University of Bucharest, Romania (invited lecture).
  • 4    16.02.2004: Marduk and Man: New Research on the Marduk Prayers. Ancient Near East Research Seminar of the SOAS, London, UK (invited lecture).
  • 5    19.04.2006:The Taanach Cuneiform Tablets, A Retrospective. Wiener Ernst-Sellin-Gedächtniskolloquium 2006: c 100 Jahre, ‘Nachlese auf dem Tell Taannek in Palästina’. University of Vienna, Austria (invited lecture).
  • 6    20.04.2006: The Place of Akkadian Prayers in Ancient Mesopotamia. University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 7    19.07.2006: The Battle of Bel against Omorka. 52e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Münster, Germany.
  • 8    18.08.2006: Akkadian Prayers and Ludlul Bel Nemeqi from Ugarit (seminar paper). University of Birmingham, UK (invited lecture).
  • 9    26.03.2008: Marduk in Ludlul Bel Nemeqi and Personal Gods (seminar lecture). Dept. of the Ancient Near East, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (invited lecture).
  • 10    06.05.2008: Hazor: a Cuneiform City in Canaan—a Retrospective and What to Expect. 6th ICAANE, Rome, Italy.
  • 11    20.05.2008: Marduk in Akkadian Prayers and its Cultural Background. Altorientalisches Institut Kolloqium, Zingst, Germany.
  • 12    16.07.2008: The Date of Hazor Tablet in the Light of Newly Discovered Tablets. Sozietät, Theologische Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 13    25.07.2008: A Man’s Visit to Esagila. 54e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Würzburg, Germany.
  • 14    01.12.2008: Marduk, the divine saviour(?). Graduiertenkolleg Götterbilder – Gottesbilder – Weltbilder. Polytheismus und Monotheismus in der Welt der Antike, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 15    26.04.–30.04.2010: Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi, text interpretation and its cultural background (seminar). Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia (invited seminar).
  • 16    28.04.2010: Problem of Chronology of Hazor Tablets from the Middle Bronze Age. Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia (invited lecture).
  • 17    29.04.2010: Significance of Temple Visit, Prayer and Offerings in Ancient Mesopotamia. Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia (invited lecture).
  • 18    30.04.2010: The Babylonian Conception of Sin. Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow, Russia (invited lecture).
  • 19    30.07.2010: When Gods Made Us from Clay: Don’t Make Me Turn to Clay! 56e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 20    29.01.2012: The Ancient Commentary on the Babylonian Theodicy and the Tradition of “Theodicy” in Mesopotamia. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (seminar lecture).
  • 21    25.11.2013: The Expression “Flesh of the Gods” (Gilgameš Epic IX 49 and Luldul Bēl Nēmeqi I 55) and its meaning. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (seminar lecture).
  • 22    17.07.2014: Transmission of Babylonian Prayers in the Second and First Millennia. Conference ‘Transmission, Translation, and Reception—Three Thousand Years of Textual Production and Dissemination in the Ancient Near East’ (17–19, July, 2014), Tel-Aviv University, Israel (invited lecture).
  • 23    21.10.2014: How ‘Mesopotamian’ Ahiqar was? Search for Ahiqar in Cuneiform texts. Leipzig University, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 24    13.–15.10.2015: Significance of Marduk Texts: A Possible Allusion to Marduk’s Rise to the Supremacy in the Babylonian Marduk Prayer found at Ugarit (RS 94.2498). Conference Literaturkontakte Ugarits: Wurzeln und Entfaltungen, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 25    09.11.–11.11.2015: Why Do We Not Find a Mask of Gilgamesh? Royal Ideology of the King’s Likeness to the God in the Neo-Assyrian Period. Conference ‘Die Leibhaftigkeit des Anderen’, Universität Leipzig, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 26    25.01.2016: Cheating Death; Tricking Ereshkigal. 19th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel (invited lecture).
  • 27    13.10.–14.10.2016: Legends of Sargon: History to His Story: Forming the Warrior King Archetype. Melammu Workshop: Literary Change in Mesopotamia and Beyond, Universität Innsbruck, Austria (invited lecture).
  • 28    29.11.–01.12.2016: Seeking to No Avail: The Skeptic in the so-called Babylonian Theodicy. Workshop: Teaching Morality in Antiquity: Wisdom Texts, Oral Traditions, and Images, Universität Leipzig, Germany.
  • 29    12.–13.07.2017: When the Sky is Off Limits: Sumerian Proverb Speaking of Man’s Inability to Ascend to the Heavens and its Reuse in Ancient Near Eastern Literature. Historical Text Reuse Data Workshop, Universität Leipzig, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 30    07.–11.08.2017: Two Sides of Divine Dominion: Parallelismus Membrorum in Mesopotamian Wisdom Texts. SBL/EABS 2017 International Meeting, Berlin, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 31    07.–11.08.2017: A Possible Mesopotamian Link of Amon in Proverbs 8:30. SBL/EABS 2017 International Meeting, Berlin, Germany (invited lecture).
  • 32    07.05.2019: Playing out Suffering: Überlegung zu zwei Metaphern des Leidens. Habilitationskolloquium, Faculty of History, Art, and Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.
  • 33    11.06.2019: Cheating Death: Das Ritual zur Heilung einer todkranken Person im Alten Orient. Antrittsvorlesung, Faculty of History, Art, and Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany.