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Welcome / Välkommen / Karibu to Beth's website

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which would not be given to you now because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

~ Rainier Maria Rilke

7 May 2020, 15:15-17:00 Online Research Seminar 

You are cordially invited to a research seminar hosted by Uppsala University.
The Zoom link will be posted before the seminar.



Women’s Ways of Blessing:

An Intercultural Analysis of Poetic Blessings in the Hebrew Bible


By Beth E. Elness-Hanson, Lecturer in Old Testament, Johannelund School of Theology, Uppsala, Sweden,
and Johanna Rönnlund, MTh graduate student, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway


You may preview the paper, available here in PDF.

Women's Ways of Blessing YHWH handout with abstract and charts
Women's Ways of Blessing YHWH HANDOUT.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [905.9 KB]


I teach at Johannelund School of Theology. Visit Johannelund's webpage.