Despite the health crisis, the École is continuing its activities and preparing for the start of the new school year. The programmes and course descriptions as well as the timetable and calendar for the academic year 2020-2021 have just been published on our site. You can now consult them by clicking here.

Welcome to the new teachers!

Four lecturers will be joining the ranks of the École Biblique’s teaching staff.

Philippe Van den Heede, Doctor in French Literature (UCLouvain) and in Theology (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), will give a course in the first semester entitled “Jesus, exegete of God. The Theology of Revelation in the Gospel of John”. Through reading the fourth Gospel, students and teachers will reflect on how Jesus both teaches about the Father is himself an exegesis of the Father.

The first semester course “Israel and Judah in the Age of Mesopotamian Empire” will be taught by Yigal Bloch, post-doctoral student in history and archaeology and curator at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Therein he will examine Mesopotamian sources from the first millennium B.C. in order to better understand the relationship between Israel and Judah on the one hand, and their imposing neighbors on the other.

Eugen J. Pentiuc, Ph.D. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (Harvard University), will teach two courses in the second semester. “Byzantine (Eastern Orthodox) Modes of Biblical Interpretation” will introduce Byzantine culture, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Biblical hermeneutics in that context. “Hosea and the B.E.S.T.: Looking Behind the Scenes” has been developed as a seminar-workshop. Students will analyze and revise the notes made by Bible in its Traditions reaserchers for the book of Hosea.

Michael Langlois, Doctor of Historical and Philological Sciences (EPHESorbonne) and lecturer authorized to direct research (University of Strasbourg), will give a course on “The Literature of Qumran” during the second semester, wherein he will exposit this most important body of literature discovered on the shores of the Dead Sea.

Renewal of the training offer

In addition to the lessons given by these new lecturers, the brochure for the first and second semesters has been completely redesigned. The proposals for language courses remain unchanged and there will be no doctoral seminars this year. However, 12 other new courses will be taught by regular teachers of the École Biblique.

In the first semester:
— Lukasz Popko, o.p. : Edition of 1 Kings for the Biblia Hebraica Quinta. Seminar in Text-criticism.
— Paolo Garuti, o.p. : Initiation à la rhétorique ancienne pour l’étude du Nouveau Testament.
— Dominic Mendonca, o.p. : Mark and John: Dialectic between the two Gospels.
— Martin Staszak, o.p. : Le Règne de Salomon.
— Christophe Rico : Arbre de vie ou bois vivant : analyse d’un symbole.

In the second semester:
— Paul-Marie Fidèle Chango, o.p. : Temporalité et altérité de l’espérance : le champ sémantique de l’espérance dans Proverbes, Job, Qohélet, Siracide et Sagesse de Salomon.
— Paolo Garuti, o.p. : Dire « dieu(x) » à l’époque du Nouveau Testament.
— Dominic Mendonca, o.p. : The Gospel of Mark: Christology and the Use of Hebrew Scriptures.
— Marc Girard : Les Psaumes – Livre 1 (Ps 1-41) : de l’exégèse à la prière.
— Martin Staszak, o.p. : Les annales des rois d’Israël et de Juda, les cercles narratifs et la rédaction deutéronomiste.

In the first and second semesters:
— M.-Augustin Tavardon, o.c.s.o. : Pères grecs, Pères latins et Réformateurs face à la doctrine du Salut – Réception et tradition chrétienne de Rom. 4 d’Origène à Karl Barth.
— Étienne Nodet, o.p. : L’évolution de Paul.