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PD Dr. Labahn

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+49 (0) 345 / 55 230 18


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Pfr. PD Dr. Michael Labahn
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Faculty of Theology
Institute of Biblical Studies
Seminar for New Testament
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 25
06099 Halle/Saale

Curriculum vitae

  • Born in Braunschweig (Brunswick) in 1964
  • Studied Protestant theology in Oberursel, Tübingen and Göttingen
  • Research Assistant to Prof. Strecker; First Theology Examination; Repetitor (Tutor) at the Lutheran Church of Braunschweig (Brunswick) in Göttingen
  • Since 1995: Research Assistant
  • 1998: Doctorate in theology from Georg-August-University in Göttingen and Second Theology Examination in Magdeburg (Vicar / Pastor-in-training in Halle/S.).

Course offerings



Articles in journals and anthologies




  • Erzählte Geschichte – die Logienquelle als Erzählung
    Oral History – the Logia-Source as Narration ( Habilitation Thesis)
    Historical events are preserved through various forms of storytelling and modified to render them relevant to present histories. The historical event itself prevails in the narrative mode. Even the logia-source can be viewed as a narrative that preserves the history of Jesus through storytelling. This will be demonstrated using historiographical approaches to the study of the logia-source, which is interpreted as a form of storytelling in light of more recent theoretical insights.
  • Translation of the Greek Book of Deuteronomy.
    The Book of Deuteronomy is being translated and annotated as a part of a larger translation project dedicated to the Greek Old Testament (Septuaginta, German edition). The translation is scheduled to be published by the German Bible Society.
    Cooperating partners: Prof. Dr. Thomas Pola and Dr. Cornelis den Hertog

  • Wunderlogien and Miracle Stories in the New Testament
    Preparation of a study report for a broader spectrum of readers as a part of the series titled "Erträge der Forschung" brought out by WB Darmstadt (ca. 2006)
  • Assisted with the Neuen Wettstein project under Prof. Dr. Udo Schnelle.
  • Assisted with Vetus Testamentum in Novo under Prof. Dr. Hans Hübner, Göttingen.