DEPUTY DIRECTOR – Olivier-Thomas Venard, OP


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.


Province of Toulouse

Born on 21 November 1967 in Pabu (France, 22)

Ordained a priest on 1 July 2000 in Toulouse (France)

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

– Greek
– Hebrew
– Aramaic
– Biblical Latin

Research Areas
Gospel according to St Matthew – 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

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