DEPUTY DIRECTOR – Olivier-Thomas Venard, OP

Publication(s)

Deputy Director,
Executive Director of the Research Program The Bible in its Traditions, AISBL
PRAG at the University of Strasbourg seconded to the École biblique,
Member of the Scientific Council of the Centre de Recherches Français à Jérusalem (CNRS),
Member of the Scientific Council of the École biblique,
Consultant of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments,
Member of the Catholic Biblical Association,
Member of the Society of Biblical Literature,
Member of the editorial boards of the Revue Biblique (Jerusalem), Revue Thomiste (Toulouse), Verbum Vitae (Poland),
Named member of the Société thomiste (Commission léonine and Revue des sciences philosophiques et thomistes).

⇒ Contact: venard@ebaf.edu

Province of Toulouse

Born on 21 November 1967 in Pabu (France, 22)
Ordained a priest on 1 July 2000 in Toulouse (France)

MODERN LANGUAGES
– French (read, written, spoken)
– English (read, written, spoken)
– German (read)

ANCIENT LANGUAGES
– Greek
– Hebrew
– Aramaic
– Biblical Latin

Research Areas
Gospel according to St Matthew – Jesus in his 1st century Jewish context –  New Testament as Jewish Second Temple Literature
Thomas Aquinas – Ancient Exegeses – Systematic Theology of Scripture.
Modern and Contemporary French Poetry – Theology and Literature – Theology of Language and Culture – Literary Approaches to Scripture.
Political Theology in the Contemporary Holy Land
Bible and liturgy – Bible and philosophy

Academic degrees
1989-1994: Student at the École Normale Supérieure of Fontenay-Saint Cloud
1991: Associate Professor of Modern Letters
1998: Doctor of Arts, University of Sorbonne-Paris IV
2002: Bachelor’s degree in Holy Scripture
2006: Doctor of Theology
2005- present: Member of the team of seven EBAF faculty members integrated into the Laboratory of Semitic Studies (LESA), Collège de France-CNRS, under the research project The Bible in its Traditions.
2007 – 2018: Associate Professor at the École biblique.
2018 – present : Professor of New Testament at the École biblique

Current publications
La Passion selon saint Matthieu (dir.), en collaboration avec une soixantaine de chercheurs (« La Bible en ses Traditions—4 »), Leuwen : Peeters, 2020.
En coll. avec Dr Renaud Silly o.p., Dictionnaire Jésus, (Bouquins), Paris : Robert-Laffont, 2021 (?)
Supportez-vous les uns les autres. Huit conversations sur Paul (dir.), en collaboration avec une quinzaine d’intervenants.
L’horreur et la splendeur. Histoire et sens de la Crucifixion.

Current researches
Ancient Testament christology
Direction of the research program La Bible en ses Traditions
Monitoring of the translation and annotation of scroll.bibletraditions.org

Old functions
2014-2015 : Founding President of the international non-profit association “La Bible en ses traditions” research programme (Brussels, Jerusalem)
2006-2012: Secretary of Studies of the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem
2002-2008: Member of the Commission on Relations with Israel and the Jewish People at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
2000-2010: Founding member of the editorial committee of the cultural journal Képhas; member of the editorial boards of the Revue Biblique (Jerusalem), the Revue Thomiste (Toulouse), and the journal Verbum Vitae (Poland); appointed member of the Société thomiste (Commission léonine and Revue des sciences philosophiques et thomistes)

Regular research locations
Since 2007, École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem and Hebrew University (Jerusalem):
– 2007-2018: Co-facilitator and then co-director (2016) of the seminar “The New Testament as Second Temple Jewish Literature” with Profs. S. Ruzer (H.U.J.) and J. Taylor s.m., É. Nodet and G. Tatum o.p.
– 2011-… : Co-director of the seminar “Bible and Philosophy” with Prof. A. Wohlman (H.U.J.) and Dr. Augustin Tavardon (EBAF)
– 2006-2007: Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California: Member of the “trialogue” Learned Ignorance in Three Religious Traditions: Intellectual Humility Among Jews, Catholics and Muslims, between Jewish, Catholic and Muslim scholars: Harvard MA, 14-15 June 2006 ; Jerusalem 17-20 June 2007

Since 2006, member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA):
– Co-facilitator with Prof. Justin Taylor, then Marcel Sigrist, then Kevin Stephens of the Continuing Seminar of The Bible in its Traditions during the association’s summer sessions.

Since 2006, École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem:
– Constitution of an international team of about twenty researchers and preparation of an edition of the Gospel according to Matthew according to the scientific project “The Bible in its traditions”: translation, analytical annotation including the history of the reception of texts until today

2003-2009, École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem – John-Paul II Cultural Center (Washington):
– Jewish-Christian dialogue

2002-2012 Bernard and Barbro Osher Jerusalem center for Religious Pluralism, Shalom Hartmann Institute (Jerusalem) :
– Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue (one week of international colloquium per year)

Since 1999, École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (Jerusalem):
– The Bible in its Traditions: theological, hermeneutical, exegetical and editorial development of the new biblical publishing project of the École biblique: participation in the editorial committee, first experiments, development of the annotation format

Since 1998, University of Sorbonne-Paris IV (Paris), I.C.T. (Toulouse), École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem (Jerusalem) :
– Conflicts and convergences between literary, philosophical, theological and biblical hermeneutics