PIERRE VAN HECKE
Professor of Languages and Syria-Palestine Cultures at the faculties of Theology and Religious Studies and Arts of the KU Leuven. He is a member of the Research Unit Biblical Studies.
His research focuses on the linguistics of Hebrew (semantics and syntax) with special attention for the study of metaphors, for the exegesis of the book of Job and for biblical hermeneutics.
His most recent publication is: From Linguistics to Hermeneutics. A Functional and Cognitive Approach to Job 12-14 (Studia Semitica Neerlandica, 55), Leiden: Brill, 2011. Since 2008 he is the international Secretary-General of the European Society for Catholic Theology, and since 2011 he is the President of the Oudtestamentisch Werkgezelschap in België en Nederland.