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Curriculum vitae

Jokiranta is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Cognate Studies at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology (2018‒). Before this position, she was Academy Research Fellow  (2014‒2018) for her project Ritual and Change in the Qumran Movement and Judaean Society. She leads Team 4 Society and Religion in Late Second Temple Judaism in the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT, 2014‒2019, Prof. Martti Nissinen).

Jokiranta is docent in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies at the University of Helsinki (since 2013). She defended her doctoral thesis Identity on a Continuum: Constructing and Expressing Sectarian Social Identity in Qumran Serakhim and Pesharim in 2005, and earned her Doctoral Degree in Theology at the University of Helsinki in 2006.

Previous positions at the University of Helsinki include University Lecturership in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies (2009‒2018), and Research Fellowship (2007‒2010) at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, which is an international reserach institution. Jokiranta has also worked at the Department of Biblical Studies as Lecturer (2005‒2006),  Assistant (2003‒2004), and as Researcher in the Finnish Academy Research Unit for the Formation of Early Jewish and Christian Ideology (various periods between 1998 and 2005).

 

Education/Academic qualification

Hebrew Bible Studies, PhD, Docent

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Qumran movement
  • identity
  • sectarianism
  • rituals
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • material reconstruction
  • 5144 Social psychology
  • social identity
  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Palestine archaeology
  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • cognitive science of religion

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2002 2019

Law, Literature, and Society in Legal Texts from Qumran: Papers from the Ninth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, Leuven 2016

Jokiranta, J. M. (ed.) & Zahn, M. (ed.), 2019, Leiden: Brill . (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah; no. 128)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Puhtaussäännöt ja sukupuoli

Translated title of the contribution: Purity Rules and GenderJokiranta, J. M., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Sukupuoli Raamatun maailmassa. Asikainen, S. & Uusimäki, E. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura, (Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran julkaisuja 117).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Quoting, Writing, and Reading: Authority in Pesher Habakkuk from Qumran

Jokiranta, J. M., 2019, Between Canonical and Apocryphal Texts : Processes of Reception, Rewriting and Interpretation in Early Judaism and Early Christianity. Frey, J., Clivaz, C. & Nicklas, T. (eds.). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, p. 185-211 27 p. (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament ; no. 419).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Sex and the City: Evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jokiranta, J. M., 2019, Understanding Spiritual Meaning of Jerusalem in Three Abrahamic Religions. Laato, A. (ed.). Leiden: Brill, p. 73-84 12 p. (Studies on the Children of Abraham; no. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2007 2025

Prizes

Gunning Lecturer – honorarium

Jutta Jokiranta (Recipient), Oct 2007

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1998 2019

The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography

Jason M Silverman (Member of organizing committee), Jutta Maria Jokiranta (Member of organizing committee)
Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Katsomuskasvatuksen iltapäivä "Merkityksellisiä kohtaamisia Hakunilassa"

Jutta Jokiranta (Speaker: Presenter), Ilkka Juhani Lindstedt (Speaker: Presenter), Nina Nikki (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

How are identities mediated? Role of ritual participation

Jutta Jokiranta (Invited speaker)
6 Jun 20198 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

CSTT Annual Meeting "Methods and Theories: Engaging with the Ancient World"

Jutta Jokiranta (Chair of organizing committee)
9 May 201911 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

IOQS 2019

Jutta Jokiranta (Chair of organizing committee)
4 Aug 20199 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars