Professor of Hermeneutics,
Born on 12 March 1934 in Gilly (Belgium).
Specialism: Wisdom Literature
1954-1958: candidature and Degree in Classical Philology: Namur, then Leuven,
1958-1960: degree in Philosophy: Egenhoven-Louvain.
1962-1966: License in Theology: Egenhoven-Louvain.
1967-1973: Bachelor and PhD in Biblical Science: Rome, Pont. Istituto Biblico.
Teaching and research:
1971-1978: Lecturer in Faculty of Theology at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).
1975-1993, 1999-2011: Professor of Exegesis of the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament at the Biblical Faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
1984-1992, 1999-2016: Visiting Professor at the École Biblique.
1975-1978: Director of the journal Biblica.
1978-1984: Rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
1984-1992, 2007-2008: Director of the Pontifical Biblical Institute of Jerusalem.
1993-1999: Rector of the University Faculties Notre-Dame de la Paix in Namur, Belgium.