Province of France
Born on 29 March 1945 in Bihorel (France, 76).
– Modern Hebrew
– Classical Arabic
1963: Secondary: Baccalauréats français, completed on July 9, 1963, in Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie), Philosophy Series.
1963-1966: University of Paris: three years at the Political Institute of Paris (= Science-Po).
In 1963, at the age of 18, entered the Preparatory Year. Then, two years of Political and Social sections. The final diploma was not obtained because the retake a written exam was incompatible with entry to the Dominican Novitiate in September 1966.
1973: Canonical Master in Theology, Dominican Faculty of Saulchoir, obtained in Paris Saint-Jacques, honourable mention ‘Good’.
1973: Diploma of “West-Semitic” of the School of Ancient Oriental Languages of the Catholic Institute of Paris, honourable mention ‘Very Good’.
1973: Regular student at the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem for two years.
1974: Élève titulaire at the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem.
1975: Graduate of the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem, Honorable mention.
1978: Doctorate of Third Cycle, History of the Religions of the Ancient Near-East, Sorbonne-Paris IV, (= Sciences of the Religions), October 18, 1978. Subject: “The cult practices in Ugarit …”. Supervisor: M. Henri Cazelles (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, 5th Section); President of the jury: Mr. Michel Meslin, professor at the Sorbonne; Assessor: Mr. André Caquot, professor at the Collège de France. Honourable mention ‘Very Good’ by unanimity of the jury.
1976-1982: At the Saulchoir Theological Training Center, Paris Saint-Jacques: Old Testament course.
1979-1980: At the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem: history course of the Old Testament (not every year: according to the program), and, according to the presence of candidates for this subject, of Ugaritic language.
1985-1996: course of dialectal Arabic.
Since 2015: Professor Emeritus (retired).
At the Studium of the Province of France, on the Old Testament, at the convent of Strasbourg, in 1978; At the convent of Lille, in 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1993 and 1995.
In the Studium of the Province of Toulouse, in the convent of Toulouse, in 1978-79 and 1981-82.
In the Order of Preachers
1966: taking of habit at the Convent of Lille, Province of France, 29 September 1966.
1970: Solemn profession (= Vows), in the convent of the Saulchoir.
1972: priestly ordination, at the convent of Saint-Jacques, Paris.
1980 to present: canonical assignation to the convent of St. Stephen of Jerusalem – École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem.
Permanent or elective functions
1995-2015: Full Professor [= “Ordinary Professor”] at the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem. Appointment by the Holy See. Since June 2015, Emeritus (at the age of 70).
1993-2015: Director of the Revue Biblique.
1992-1995 and 1995-1998: Deputy Director of the École biblique et archéologique de Jérusalem.
Responsible for Saint Stephen’s Convent photo library and archives.
Sub-prior of the Convent in 1980, then in 1995, for three years each time.
2000-2003 then 2003-2006: Prior [= Superior] of the Convent.
2007-2010 then 2010-2013: Sub-prior.
Knight of the Legion of Honour. Remittance of insignia on 28 February 2013 at the French Consulate General in Jerusalem.