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Right Rev. Archimandrite Jack Khalil

  

Name:

Right Rev. Professor Jack Khalil

Address and Contact Info.:

St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology
University of Balamand
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Date of Birth:

05/03/1969

Present Family Status: 

Celibate Priest

Current Academic Rank:

Professor (since 2020)

 

 

DEGREES/EDUCATION:

2003

Ph.D. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

1999-2002

Coursework and doctoral research under Professor Dr. Otfried Hofius    Eberhard-Karls-Universität -  Tübingen, Germany

1998

Bachelor of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon

1991

Licentiate in Business Administration (Maitrise Equivalent), Université Saint Esprit – Kaslik, Lebanon

 

 

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

 

St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon

2020-present

Professor of New Testament Studies

2011-present

Associate Professor

2010-2011

Associate Professor (part-time)

2007-2009

Visiting Professor

2004-2007

Assistant Professor (full-time)

2000-2004

Lecturer (part-time)

1996-1998

Instructor, Ecclesiastical Music

Lebanese University:

2009-2014

Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon
Philosophy Department/Archeology Department

Visiting Professor at the following Universities

2018

Graduate School of the Neapolis University – Paphos

2017-2019

The Institute of Theology of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church

2016-2017

Theological Faculty of the Church of Cyprus

2014

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Philosophical Faculty

2012-2014

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
School of Theology

2009-2019

St. Plato Orthodox Seminary, Tallinn, Estonia

2009-2010; 2018-2019

University La Sagesse, Beirut, Lebanon

2007-2008

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge, United Kingdom

2005-2010

Institute St. Paul Harissa, Lebanon

2007-2008

Institut de Theologie Orthodoxe Saint Serge, Paris, France

2005-2007

Aristotle University, Thessalonica, Greece
School of Theology

Courses at UOB after 2011 – present:

Undergraduate Courses

THEO201

Introduction to the New Testament

THEO212

Exegesis of the Pauline Corpus

THEO213

Exegesis of the Johannine Literature

THEO221

Exegesis of the Old Testament: Prophets Books

 

 

Graduate Courses

THEO373

The Genuineness of the Pauline Letters considered Pseudonymous

THEO318

The Death and the Resurrection of Christ for our sake in the NT

 

 

Ph.D. Courses

THEO614

The New Perspective on Paul Questioned (2016-present)

 

E-Learning

KLMA212

New Testament Letters (2010-present)

KLMA211

Gospels – Acts of the Apostles – Book of Revelation (2010-2019)

 

 

Master Theses:

Supervising ongoing Master Theses

 

Thesis of Deacon Daniel (Simon) Haddad: Obedience in the Era of Freedom: A Study of The Concept of Obedience in the Pauline Epistles

 

Thesis of Deacon Nektarios (Firas) Saad: The Spiritual and Pastoral Meaning of Almsgiving: A Biblical Exegetical Study of Almsgiving in the Pauline Epistles

First, and second reader of many Master Theses at the St John of Damascus Institute of Theolo-gy since 2005.

 

Detailed Academic and Teaching Experience:

2000-2004            St. John of Damascus Inst. of Theology Balamand, Lebanon

 

Visiting Lecturer in Biblical Exegesis

 

Pauline Corpus Exegesis (2000-2004)

 

Introduction to the New Testament (2000-2004)

 

The Religious, Social and Political World of the New Testament Period (2003-2004)

 

Introduction to the Old Testament (2003-2004)

 

 

2004-2007            St. John of Damascus Inst. of Theology Balamand, Lebanon

Assistant Professor

 

2004-2007

Pauline Corpus Exegesis

2004-2007

Introduction to the New Testament

2004-2007

The Religious, Social and Political World of the New Testament Period

2004-2006

Introduction to the Old Testament

2004-2007

Gospel of John Exegesis

2005-2006

Old Testament Exegesis – Prophets

2005-2006

Pastoral Theology (M.A. Program)

2005-2007

New Testament Greek II

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

 

2007-2011            St. John of Damascus Inst. of Theology Balamand, Lebanon

Part-time Professor

 

2007-2008; 2010-2011

Pauline Corpus Exegesis (2007-2008; 2010-2011)

2007-2008

Introduction to the New Testament (2007-2008)

2008-2009

The Problem of Holding Some Letters in the Pauline Corpus as Genuine or Pseudonymous (M.A. Program) (2008-2009)

2010-2011

Gospel of John Exegesis (2010-2011)

2010-2011

Antiochian Hermeneutics and Theology (M.A. Program) (2010-2011)

 

 

2011-2018            St. John of Damascus Inst. of Theology Balamand, Lebanon

Full-time Associate Professor

 

 

Pauline Corpus Exegesis

 

Introduction to the New Testament

 

Johannine Literature Exegesis

 

Old Testament Prophets

2011-present

The Problem of Holding some letters in the Pauline Corpus as Genuine or Pseudonymous (M.Th. Program)

2013-present

The Death and Resurrection “for us” of Christ in the New Testament (M.Th. Program)

2011-2012

Antiochian Hermeneutics and Theology (M.Th. Program)

2016-present

The New Perspective on Paul Questioned (Ph.D. Program)

 

 

Aristotle University - Theological School, Thessalonica, Greece

Visiting Professor

 

2005-2006

Theological Premises of St. Paul's Teaching about the Freedom from the Mosaic Law

2005-2006

Soteriology of St. Paul

2007

The Resurrection in the Narrative Structure of the Gospel According to Mark

2007

The Social Activity of the OT Prophets in the 8th c. B.C.

 

 

Institute St. Paul Harissa, Lebanon

Visiting Professor

 

2005-2009  

Old Testament Exegesis – Prophets

2006-2007

Introduction to Biblical Exegesis

2006-2007

Johannine Corpus

2009-2010

Synoptic Gospels and Acts

 

 

Institut de Théologie Orthodoxe Saint-Serge, Paris

Visiting Professor

 

2008

La loi de Moise et la loi du Christ selon l’enseignement de Saint Paul

 

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge – United Kingdom

Visiting Professor

 

2007

Annual Summer School of the Institute, together with the Institute of Continuing Educa-tion, Cambridge-United Kingdom: 'The Orthodox Approach to the Bible'

 

The Bible and Tradition, Conflict or Consensus? – A Case-Study from Romans 5.1-11

 

The Resurrection in the Gospel according to Mark: the End of the Gospel of God

 

Study Week: Church I (2008)

 

The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies & The Theological Federation, Cam-bridge – United Kingdom

Half-time Lectureship 

2008-2009

N.B.: Position won from an independent assessment committee that I could not accept it for personal circumstances.

 

Université La Sagesse – Beyrouth

Visiting Professor

 

2009-2010

Marriage and Celibacy in the New Testament (Masters Program)

2018-2019

The Law and the Grace in the New Testament (Masters Program)

 

St Plato Orthodox Seminary, Tallinn – Estonia

Visiting Professor

 

2009 & 2011

Introduction to St Paul’s Epistles

2009 & 2011 & 2013 & 2017 & 2019

Exegesis of St Paul

2010

Introduction to the Synoptic Gospels

2010-2012

Introduction to the Gospel according to St John

 

Lebanese University - 1st Branch, Beirut – Lebanon
Department of Philosophy / Department of Archeology

Visiting Professor/Appointed in 2014 by the Lebanese Government as   Full-Time Professor (Position declined for preferring to stay at UOB)

2009

Religious Philosophy / Christian Thought

2010

Philosophy in the Middle Ages

2010

Ancient Greek Language

 

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens – School of Theology

Visiting Professor

2012 - 2014

The Mosaic Law in St Paul’s Theology and the Canons of the Church

 

University of Eastern Finland – Philosophical Faculty

Visiting Professor

2014

The Teaching of St Paul about Justification by Faith

 

The Institute of Theology of the Estonian Evagelical Church –Tallinn

Visiting Professor

2017-

Exegesis of St Paul’s Epistles

 

The Theological Faculty of the Church of Cyprus

Visiting Professor

2016

Introduction to the New Testament

 

Neapolis  University, Paphos – Cyprus

Visiting Professor

2018

Graduate Course: Theology of St Paul

 

 

SERVICES TO UOB:

 

2005-2007, 2011-present

Member of the St John of Damascus Theological Institute’s Council

2013-present

Coordinator of the Master of Theology Program
- Writing the Rules and Regulations of the Master Program
- Coordinating the team who wrote the Mission – Objectives – Learning Outcomes

2011-present

Member of the Doctoral Academic Committee
- Member of the launching team

2010-2013

Coordinator of KALIMA E-Learning Program
- Revising the curriculum of KALIMA

2019-present

Chairman of the Research Committee

2006-2007, 2010-2013

Chairman of Research and Publications Committee

2005-2006

Bachelor of Theology Undergraduate Coordinator

2005-2007, 2011-2013

Member of the UOB Research Council

2005-2007, 2011-2013

Member of the UOB Senate

2004-2007, 2011-present

Member of the Editorial Committee of “Annals” – St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology

2015

Coordinator of the International Liturgical Series of Lectures: “Anti-och & Liturgy”

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

 

·          Biblical Federation in Lebanon (since 2004)

·          Editorial Committee of “Biblia” – Biblical Federation in Lebanon (2005-to date)

·          Biblicum of the University of Thessalonica (since 1998)

·          Hellenic Society of Biblical Studies (since 2003)

·          APELLA for election and promotion of Professors at the Faculties of Theology and Pas-toral Studies in Athens and Thessaloniki

·          Consulting editorial Board of the International Theological Journal Sacrum Testamen-tum

·          World Council of Churches’ Central Committee member (2013-to date)

·          Theological Commission on “Faith and Order” of the WCC (2014- to date)

·          Convener of the Study Group 2 on studying the Theological Document “The Church: Toward a Common Vision”

·          Editorial Board for the Faith and Order Digital Edition (2016-to date)

·          WCC (World Council of Churches) Eastern Orthodox representative in the Continuation Committee on “Ecumenism in the 21st Century” (2007-2012)

·          Revision Committee of the van-Dyck – Boustani Bible Arabic Translation (2006-2011)

·          Organizing Committee of Biblical Conferences, Institut de Théologie Orthodoxe Saint-Serge, Paris, France (2007-2008)

 

RESEARCH IN THE SERVICE OF THE CHURCH:

 

·          Member of the Theological Committee that prepared for the Council of Crete (2016)

·          Assisting in the Academic work on the Qatar Crisis

·          Member of the Committee for preparing a modern Antiochian translation of the New Tes-tament into Arabic (2017 to date)

·          Member of the St John of Damascus Committee for translating the Liturgical Books (2011-to date)

·          Member of the Organizational Committee for the Synodical Session on the Family, Octo-ber 2019

·          Member of the Committee that studied the debate on Primacy in the Orthodox Church

·          Various studies presented in sessions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch

·          Preparing and presenting an interpretation of the Sunday readings from the Epistle Book.

·          Preparing and presenting an interpretation of the daily readings from the Epistle Book.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

1- Books:
Δικαίωση – Καταλλαγή – Τελική Κρίση στην προς Ρωμαίους Επιστολή. Συμβολή στην Παύλεια Σωτηριολογία, Βιβλική Βιβλιοθήκη 30, έκδ. Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004 [Justification –  Reconciliation – Final Judgement in Romans: A Contribution to Pauline Soteriology. Bibliotheca Biblica  Series #30. P.Pournaras publ., Thessalonica, 2004]*.
This monograph was adopted as a Textbook for the following courses:
1. "Grace and Freedom" (2005-2008) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Theology (Prof. Demetrios Tselengidis)
2. “Theological Themes from the Epistles to the Galatians and to the Romans” (2010-2011) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Theology (Prof. Charalambos Atmatzidis

Δικαίωση – Καταλλαγή – Τελική Κρίση στην προς Ρωμαίους Επιστολή. Συμβολή στην Παύλεια Σωτηριολογία, Βιβλική Βιβλιοθήκη 30, έκδ. Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2004 [Justification –  Reconciliation – Final Judgement in Romans: A Contribution to Pauline Soteriology. Bibliotheca Biblica  Series #30. P.Pournaras publ., Thessalonica, 2004]*.
This monograph was adopted as a Textbook for the following courses:
1. "Grace and Freedom" (2005-2008) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Theology (Prof. Demetrios Tselengidis)
2. “Theological Themes from the Epistles to the Galatians and to the Romans” (2010-2011) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Theology (Prof. Charalambos Atmatzidis

2.  2- Chapters in Books:

“An Interpretation of Romans 3:21-26 Within its Proper Context”, in: Participation, Justification and Conversion: Eastern Orthodox Interpretation of Paul and the Debate between Old and New Perspectives on Paul, ed. by Athanasios Despotis, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neu-en Testament 2. Reihe 442, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2017. ISBN: 978-3-16-154140-7

 

“Peace, Mercy and Justice. Reconciling the World and Judging the World by God”, in: Just Peace. Orthodox Perspectives, ed. By Semegnish Asfaw & Alexios Chehadeh & Marian Gh. Simion, WCC Publications, Geneva, 2012. ISBN:978-2-8254-1554-2

 

“Miks Kristlane on Apostel Pauluse Õpetuse Järgi Moosese Seaduse Alt Vaba”, [“Why Chris-tians are Free from the Mosaic Law According to St. Paul”, (in Estonian),] in: Uskjaelu 9, EAOK, Tallinn – Estonia, 2011.

 

“A Textual-Critical Study and Interpretation of the Liturgical Response ‘λεονερήνης, θυσίανανέσεως’”, in: Holy Scripture and the Ancient Word : Festschrift for Professor Ioannis Galanis, P. Pournaras publ., Thessalonica, 2011.

 

“Οι αναφορές στον Αβραάμ της προς Ρωμαίους επιστολής του Απ. Παύλου”, εν: Αγία Γραφή και σύγχρονος άνθρωπος. Τιμιτικός Τόμος στον Καθηγητή Ιωάννη Δ. Καραβιδόπουλο, έκδ. Π. Πουρναράς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2006 [“Abraham in the epistle of St. Paul to the Romans”, in: Holy Scripture and the contemporary Man. Festschrift for Johannes Karavidopoulos, P. Pournaras publ. Thessalonica, 2006].

3.     Articles in the Annals of the St John of Damascus Institute of Theology:
“‘Faith in Hope against Hope’” – Exegetical study of Rom 4:17-25”, (in Arabic), in: Annals 6, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 2004.

“A New Proposal to Translate and Interpret Rom 9:7a”, (in Arabic), in: Annals 7, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 2006.

“A Study of St John of Damascus’ Biblical and Linguistic Approach in his Three Apologies on the Divine Icons”, in: Annals 9, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Bala-mand, Lebanon, 2012.

“The Essential Bread in The ‘Our Father’”, (in Arabic), in: Annals 10, St. John of Damascus Insti-tute of Theology, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 2014.

“The Bishop in the Pastoral Letters: Insights for the contemporary Episcopacy”, (a revised ver-sion in Arabic), in: Annals 11, St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, University of Bala-mand, Lebanon, 2016.

4.     Published Conferences:
"The Incarnation of the Teacher of Faith and Love", (in Arabic), in: God's Love and Neighbor's Love, Biblical Studies 55, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2014.

 

"St Paul's Case Against Proselytism", in: Making Mission from The Model of Christ. Internal and External Mission of the Church, ed. by Aurel Pavel et al., Astra Museum, Sibiu, Romania, 2013.

ISBN: 978-606-8520-41-4

Keynote Presentation

 

“The Church in The Book of Exodus and the Following Books”, (in Arabic), in: The Book of Ex-odus, Biblical Studies 55, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2017.

 

“L’herméneutique biblique dans la théologie et la vie de l’Église orthodoxe”, in : Lire la Bible, écouter la Parole. Enjeux et expériences œcuméniques. Cerf – Patrimoines, Paris, 2018.

Keynote Presentation

 

“‘Thorn in the Flesh’. Interpretation of 2 Cor. 12: 6-7”, (in Arabic), in: St Paul’s letters to the Co-rinthians, Biblical Studies 58, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon.

Keynote Presentation

 

“Το πρόσωπο και η διακονία του ιερέως κατά τις ποιμαντικές επιστολές του Αποστόλου Παύλου”, Η αξία και η σημασία της μελέτης της Αγίας Γραφής στη διακονία του ιερέως. Πρακτικά Δευτέρου και Τρίτου Ενιαυσίου Ιερατικού Συνεδρίου Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Ν. Κρήνης και Καλαμαριάς «Ιερωσύνη και Εκκλησιαστική Διακονία», εκδ. π. Χρυσόστομος Νάσσης, Ιερά Μητροπόλις Ν. Κρήνης και Καλαμαριάς, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2019.

 

“The Roots of St Ephrem’s Anti-Jewish Thematics. A Response Paper to Dominique Cerbelaud’s 'L'Antijudaïsme dans la pensée D’Ephrem Le Syrien'”, (in Russian), in: St Ephrem The Syrian And His Spiritual Heritage, Patristic Studies and Translation, ed. by Metropolitan Hilarion of Vo-lokolamsk, Moscow, 2019.

 

“'The Great Joy' – Theological and Exegetical approach of Lk 2:10-11”, (in Arabic), in: Voice of the Church, Amman, Jordan, 2004.

“Prophecy in the OT and in Mesopotamia”, in: Biblia, Université st. Ésprit, Kaslik, Lebanon, 2004.

“The Historicity of Jesus’ Baptism by John the Baptist”, (in Arabic), in: The Historical Jesus, Biblical Studies 29, ed. by A. Chahwan,  Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2005.

 

 “Why Christians are Free from the Mosaic Law According to St. Paul”, (in Arabic), in: Freedom in the Bible, Biblical Studies 31, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2006.

 

“Η περί δικαιώσεως διδασκαλία του Αποστόλου Παύλου κατά τον ιερό Χρυσόστομο”, εν: Από τον Απόστολο Παύλο στον ιερό Χρυσόστομο. Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου «ΙΓ Παυλείων», Ι. Μ. Βεροίας, Ναούσης και Καμπανίας, Βέροια, 2007. [“St Paul’s Teaching about Justification according to St. John Chrysostom”, (in Greek), in: From St. Paul to St. John Chrys-ostom. International Congress “XIII Pavlia” Proceedings, Metropolis of Veria, Naousa and Kampania, Veria – Greece, 2007].

 

“Textual Criticism and Interpretation of the Liturgical Answer ‘Mercy of peace, sacrifice of praise’”, (in Arabic), in: The Bible and Liturgy, Biblical Studies 39, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2007.

 

“The Resurrection in The Gospel according to St. Mark. The End of the Gospel of God”, (in Arabic), in: The Gospel according to Mark, Biblical Studies 35, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2008.

 

“Des problèmes de traduction depuis une étude du passage Romain 4,17-25”, (in Bulgarian), http://www.dveri.bg/content/view/9071/50/

 

“Translating Rom 9,7a: For an Accurate Understanding of a Difficult Verse”, in: Udo Schnelle (ed.), The Letter to the Romans, BETL 226, Peeters, Leuven, 2009, 691-697.

 

“Η έννοια της «καινής κτίσεως» στο στίχο Β΄ Κορ 5:17”, εν: Απόστολος Παύλος και Κόρινθος. Πρακτικά Διεθνούς Επιστημονικού Συνεδρίου (Κόρινθος, 23-25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2007), τόμος δεύτερος, εκδ. Ψυχογιός, Αθήνα, 2009, 75-88. [“The meaning of the “New Creature” in the 2Co 5:17”, in: St. Paul and Corinth. International Scholarly Conference Proceedings (Corinth, 23-25 September 2007), Volume II, Psichogios Publications, Athens, 2009, 75-88].

 

“Christ’s Salvific work and the realization of the New Creature according to 2Co 5:14-17”, (in Arabic), in: St. Paul. The Apostle of the Gentiles, ed. by Fr. George Khawam, St. Paul’s Library Editions, Jounieh – Lebanon, 2009, 33-43.

 

“The Column and the Cross in the Life of St Symeon the Stylite”, (in Arabic), in: The Stylites 1: Conference on St. Symeon the Stylite – September 26, 2009, The Monastery of the Annunciation, Aleppo – Syria, 2009.

 

“The Universality of the Judgment According to St. Paul in Rom 2”, (in Arabic), in: St. Paul. Apostle of the Gentiles, La Sagesse University Publications, Beirut – Lebanon, 2010, 457-485.

 

“’emeth of the LORD in the Psalms”, (in Arabic), in: The Book of Psalms, Biblical Studies 43, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2010.

 

“I’interprétation du « sacerdoce royal » (1P 2 :9)”, (in Arabic), in: Le sacrement du Sacerdoce, La Sagesse University Publications, Beirut – Lebanon, 2011.

 

 “The Bishop in the Pastoral Letters: Insights for the contemporary Episcopacy”, in: In the Foot-steps of Saint Paul : An Academic Symposium : papers presented at the Pauline Symposium, Oc-tober 11-16, 2008 under the auspices of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, ed. by Archbishop Demetrios of America –  Rev. John Chryssavgis, Istanbul & Brookline, 2011.

 

“The Understanding of the Church by St Paul : One Community or United Communities?”, in : Saint Paul The Chosen Instrument, Biblical Studies 44, ed. by A. Chahwan, Biblical Federation, Lebanon, 2011.

 

UNDER PRINT:

 

1.     Chapters in Books
“Faith and Justification”, at the initiative of the University of Geneva and the Institute of Post-graduate Studies of Orthodox Theology, the book will be published by Brill this year.

2.     Published Conferences
“Ecclesiology of St Paul: One Church or United Churches?”, in: Ecclesiology - Baptism - Eucha-rist. A Selection of Papers Presented in a World Council of Churches Pilot Project for Orthodox Theological Schools, ed. by Daniel Buda, Virgo eBooks Publishing, Vergennes, USA, 2014.

 

“St Paul’s Doctrine on Justification by Faith according to St John Chrysostom”, in: Balamand Theological Conferences 5, St John of Damascus Institute of Theology, Balamand.

 

“‘Angel of Satan’ in 2 For 12:7”, (in Greek), in: Angels and Spirits, Publications of the Hellenic Society of Biblical Studies.

 

“The Sacramentalism in the Johannine Narration of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fish” (in Arabic), in: La spiritualité du désert, USEK, Liban.

 

“The Interpretation and Translation of the Expression ‘Κλητή και γίαμέρα’ of the 8th Ode’s Eirmos of the Canon of Pascha” (in Greek), in: Holy Scripture and Orthodox Worship, Publica-tions of the Faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University - Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

“Marriage as Mystery in the New Testament”, presented in the session of the Holy Synod of An-tioch, 3-9 October 2019.

 

“Social, Cultural, Ethnic, And Economic Challenges To Proclaiming the Gospel: The Case of Jo-seph of Arimathea”, in the conference The Reading of the Holy Scripture and the Challenges of the Proclamation of Faith, organized by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the “Babeş-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, 5-6 November 2019.

 

INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

 

1.     Internationally
Biblicum of the University of Thessalonica:  Lecture given: “Abraham in the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans”, Thessalonica, Greece – December 8, 2003.

 

L’Institut Saint-Serge hier et aujourd’hui, Paris – 5-8 octobre, 2005.

Lectures given:

-    Étude sur la doctrine de la justification par la foi selon saint Paul d’un point de vue orthodoxe.

-    La terminale de l’évangile selon Saint-Marc (2007-2008)

-    La Résurrection dans la structure Narrative de l’évangile selon Saint-Marc (2007-2008)

 

Colloque biblique international: Les Orthodoxes et les traductions de la Bible, Institut Saint-Serge – Paris, 7-9 février, 2008.

Lecture given: Des problèmes de traduction depuis une étude du passage Romain 4,17-25

 

2nd Annual Conference of the Antiochian Orthodox Deanery of the United Kingdom and Ireland - AntiochianOrthodox Diocese of Western and Central Europe: “Building the Parish”, Whirlow Grange – Sheffield, UK – May 26-28, 2008.

The Guest of Honor

Lectures given:

-    Our Life in Christ – an overview

-    Teaching the Faith

-    The Priesthood of the Baptized

 

Pauline Symposium organized at the invitation of His All Holiness The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and offered as a framework for the Extraordinary Synaxis of the Heads of the Orthodox Churches: Ecumenical Patriarchate – Constantinople/Istanbul, October 11-17, 2008.

Presentation read: The Bishop in the Pastoral Letters (I & II Timothy and Titus): Insights for the Contemporary Episcopacy.

 

Third International Conference of The Orthodox Fellowship of St John the Baptist: Mothers and Fathers in God: Spiritual Guidance in the Orthodox Church. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, England – July 30-August 1, 2010.

Lecture: “St. Paul’s Pattern of Spiritual Guidance, and its influence on the teaching of His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius and other recent Syrian and Lebanese spiritual guides”.

 

The Catholic Biblical Federation’s International Congress on the Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini “Sacred Scripture in the Life and Mission of the Church”. Pontifical University Urbaniana, Rome, Italy – December 1-4, 2010.

Lecture given: “Orthodox Hermeneutics”.

 

Inter-Orthodox consultation on the preparation for the 10th World Council of Churches’ General Assembly, Kos Island, Greece, October 11-18, 2012.

Lecture given: “God of Life lead us to justice and peace” from the perspective of “Justice, Peace and Reconciliation.”

 

“Lire la Bible, écouter la Parole. Enjeux et expériences œcuméniques » Colloque des facultés (Theologicum, Institut protestant de théologie-faculté de Paris, Institut de théologie orthodoxe Saint-Serge) à l’Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, France, April 1-3, 2014.

Lecture given: “L’herméneutique biblique dans la théologie et la vie de l’Église orthodoxe”.

 

International Conference “Holy Scripture and Orthodox Worship” organized by the faculty of Theology of the Aristotle University - Thessaloniki, Greece.

Thessaloniki, Greece, February 18-19, 2015.

Lecture Given: “The Interpretation and Translation of the Expression ‘Κλητή και Αγία Ημέρα’ of the 8th Ode’s Eirmos of the Canon of Pascha” (in Greek).

 

15th Congress of the Biblical Federation in the Middle East: The Letters to the Corinthians,

NDU - Louaize & UOB, Lebanon – January 29 - February 2, 2017.

Lecture given: “Thorn in the Flesh (2Cor 12:7)” (in Arabic)

 

Annual Meeting of the Antiochian Priests in West Coast, LA, Greece, January 30 – February 3 – LA, USA.

-    2 Lectures on the History of Antioch

-    5 Lectures on the Theology of St Paul

 

The WCC Conference on World Mission and Evangelism, Arusha – Tanzania, March 7-14, 2018.

Organization of a Workshop on the Faith and Order convergence document “The Church: Toward a Common Vision”

 

2.     Nationally

 

Celebrations of St. John of Damascus Feast, Balamand, Lebanon – December 5-9, 2005.

Lecture given: The Biblical Background of St. John of Damascus Teaching on Icons.

 

University of Balamand Research Seminars. Balamand, Lebanon – May 18, 2006.

Lecture given: Should Romans 5:1-11 be read as a Statement or as an Exhortation? A new Assessment of the external and internal Evidence.

 

An Academic Lecture about “Israel in the Epistles of St Paul”, at the Near East School of Theology, April 30, 2020.

 

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS:

 

The International Theological Conference on “The Anthropology of Luther. Orthodox and Protestant Perspectives”, Geneva – Switzerland, December 7-8, 2017.

Lecture given: “Justification by Faith”

 

The International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Helsinki – Finland, July 30 – Au-gust 3, 2018.

Papers read:

1-     New Arguments in Favor of The Similar Understanding of Ἀρχή and Λόγος in 1John 1:1 and in The Prologue of The Gospel According to John

2-     Interpreting “Thorn in the Flesh, Angel of Satan” in 2 Cor 12:7 through an Original Exegetical Analysis of its Context

 

The International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Rome – Italy, August 1-5, 2019.

Paper read: The Interpretation of The Metaphor Περιπατ And Its Implications On Pauline Studies

 

MULTIMEDIA:

 

Interview with the German Newspaper “Südwest Deutsch” published on September 28, 2006, Die Universität von Balamand und ihre Wirkung für die Toleranz im Libanon.

 

SYNAXIS of the Heads of the Orthodox Churches & Pauline Symposium. October 9-17, 2008. 6DVDs, published by Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, New York, 2008. Presentation read in the Symposium (DVD 5) : The Bishop in the Pastoral Letters (I & II Timothy and Titus): In-sights for the Contemporary Episcopacy

 

“The Word is Yours” (in Arabic), broadcasted on MTV & OTV during the Great Lent 2011,

 

TV program on Mega Channel – Cyprus & Rik Satellite, “The Cross in the life of the Christian”. Moderated by Metropolitan Vasilios of Constantias, March 27, 2011 (11:00 on Mega Channel – 15:00 on Rik Satellite).

 

"Everything Has Become New" (in Arabic), 22 interviews on the Pauline Theology that were broadcasted from July – December, 2011 on Télélumière and Noursat

 

"For our sake" (in Arabic), 10 interviews on the Passion of Christ, that were broadcasted during the Holy Week 2012 on Télélumière and Noursat

 

"He is The LORD" (in Arabic), 13 interviews on the Divinity of Christ prepared for the spring season on Télélumière and Noursat

“The Holy Theotokos”, 1 interview of 90 min on the Virgin Mary broadcasted on Télélumière in August 2017

 

“Toward Christian Union”, interview with 4 theologians of various denominations, Télélumière February 2017

 

“Who can be called Martyr”, published in Annahar Newspaper on March 6, 2017

 

“Interpretation of the Readings from the Apostolos in the Triodion”, 10 interviews in English broadcasted on Nour AL Shabab during the Great Lent in 2019.

 

Continuous guest on the TV Program “Annour Maana” on Télélumière and Noursat

 

Several interviews on MTV on various theological issues, especially during the Holy Week.

 

Several interviews on Melody FM about various theological issues.

 

Guest on a 1 hour TV Program “Jesus is the Bread of Life” – Nour AL Sharq to discuss the meanings of Christ’s Baptism by John

Guest on a 1 hour TV Program “Jesus is the Bread of Life” – Nour AL Sharq to discuss the meanings of Christ’s Nativity.

Guest on a 1 hour TV Program – Nour AL Sharq to discuss the meanings of Christ’s Death.

 

“Life in Christ”, 12 episodes that presents the main foci of St Paul’s Theology.

 

Two Interviews on Van Radio in Beirut on the Prayer Week for the Christian Unity

 

AWARDS:

 

Valedictory Accolade and Award of Patriarch Ignatius IV, founder of the University of Bala-mand, given to the graduating student with the highest cumulative average for the 1997-1998 academic year.

 

Medal of St. Paul from His Eminence the Metropolitan Panteleimon of Veria, Naoussa and Kampania during the 13th “Pavlia” International Congress: From Apostle Paul to St. John Chrysostom. Veria, Greece – July 26-28, 2007.

 

Medal of St. Vladimir from His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and all Ukraine during the celebrations of 1020 years after the Baptism of St. Vladimir and the Russian Nation.

 

LANGUAGES:

 

Arabic    (mother tongue)

French    (language of primary encyclical and university studies)

English   (language of university studies)

German  (Mittelstufe ΙΙ and language of 3 years graduate coursework)

Greek    (Certificates for all levels of Demotic Greek from the Center of Modern Greek Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessalonica, with Highest Distinction + Language of univer-sity studies)

Ancient Greek 

Ancient Hebrew

Syriac (Basics)

Latin (Basics)

 

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