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Prof. Daniel Ayuch

Daniel A. Ayuch, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

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June 1998 Ph.D. in Theology. University of Münster. Germany.

Diss: “Sozialgerechtes Handeln als Ausdruck einer eschatologischen Vision” (Socially Just Action as an Expression of an Eschatological Vision)
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Karl Löning

December 1991 Licentiate in Theology. University of Balamand, Balamand. Lebanon.


Teaching Experience

Oct 12  – present: Professor of New Testament
Oct 06 – Sep 12: Associate Professor of NT
Jun 00 – Sep 06: Assistant Professor of NT
At the St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology – UOB
Oct 98 – present: Visiting Lecturer
In different opportunites at: UAIC Romania; FAU Germany; CCS Egypt; USEK Lebanon; UCSE Argentina; UA Lebanon; SPI Lebanon.



Field of Interest

1.      Narrative Analysis for the New Testament Writings

2.      The Bible in Arabic

3.      The Parables of Jesus

4.      Patristic Exegesis

Ongoing Research Projects

1.      A Modern Arabic Translation of the New Testament at the Institute of Theology. Since 2017.

2.      Saint Paul between the Book of Acts and his Epistles. A book project in Spanish. Since 2023.

3.  A Contextual Reading of the Bible in the Middle East today. A book project in Arabic with theologians from different confessions in Lebanon. Since 2023.

Courses Taught

Face-to-Face Courses

Methodology for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

·         New Testament Narrative. MTh.

·         Methodology of New Testament Exegesis. MTh and BTh.

·         Methodology of Research. MTh and PhD.

         Methodology of New Testament Exegesis. MTh and BTh.


New Testament for Undergraduate Students (BTh)

·         Introduction to the New Testament.

·         Interpretation of Matthew and Mark.

·         Interpretation of Luke-Acts.

·         Interpretation of Synoptic Gospels.

·         Interpretation of Synoptic Gospels and Acts.

·         Interpretation of Johannine Writings.

·         Interpretation of Revelation.

·         Interpretation of Acts.

·      Interpretation of Acts and Revelation.

·         Interpretation of First Corinthians.

·         Interpretation of Acts and Catholic Letters.

·         Introduction to New Testament Greek.

·         A Guided Reading of the New Testament.

New Testament for Graduate Students and PhD Candidates

·         The Gospel Passion Narratives. MTh.

·         St Peter and Paul in Acts. MTh.

·         The Fist Expansion of the Gospel in Acts 8-16. MTh.

·         Intertextuality in Acts. PhD.

·         Narrative Analysis and Passion Stories. PhD.

Old Testament for Undergraduate Students

·         Introduction to the Old Testament.

·         Interpretation of Pentateuch and Historical Books.

·         Interpretation of Historical Books.

·         Interpretation of Prophetic Writings.

·         Interpretation of Psalms and Wisdom Literature.

·         Interpretation of Wisdom Writings.

·         A Guided Reading of the Old Testament.


·         Theology and Bible in Antioch. MTh.

·         The Bible in Pastoral Work. MTh.

·         Apocalyptic Literature. BTh.



·         The Gospel of Luke in Greek Orthodox Liturgy. MTh Tutorial Course.

·   Antiochian Manuscripts and Biblical Interpretation. MTh Tutorial in the Field of Concentration.

·         Distinctive Theological Issues in the Synoptic Gospels. MTh Tutorial in the Field of Concentration.

·         Distinctive Theological and Exegetical Topics on the Gospel of Matthew. MTh Tutorial in the Field of Concentration.


·         The Lord’s Prayer and Gospel of Matthew. PhD Tutorial in the Field of Concentration.

·         The Use of the Passive Voice in Greek and Arabic. PhD Tutorial in the Field of Concentration.

Online Courses

New Testament

·         Introduction to the New Testament.

·         Interpretation of Pauline Letters.

·         Interpretation of Matthew and Mark.

·         Interpretation of Luke and Acts.

·         Interpretation of John and Catholic Letters.

·         Interpretation of NT Writings.

Old Testament

·         Introduction to the Old Testament.

·         Interpertation of Deuteronomy.


UOBScholar Hub: rp00142 SCOPUS: 38161594000 

GSCHOLAR: DayuchORCID: 0000-0003-4383-6214 PUBLONS: AAC-9632-2020


1.      Jesús, Maestro y Redentor. Doce lecturas del Evangelio desde el Cristianismo Oriental. Buenos Aires: PPC Cono Sur, 2018, 164 pages. ISBN 978-987-740-289-6.

2.  Sozialgerechtes Handeln als Ausdruck einer eschatologischen Vision. Zum Zusammenhang von Offenbarungswissen und Sozialethik in den lukanischen Schlüsselreden (MthA 54), Altenberge: Oros Verlag, 1998, 230 pages. ISBN 3-89375-166-1.

Scholarly Articles

1.   Practica rugăciunii în biserica din ierusalim conform cărții faptele apostolilor. momente, conținut și mesaj. In: Mihaita, Nifon, Florea Stefan and Marian Vilciu (eds.). Misiune, spiritualitate și cultură. Editura Bibliotheca: Targoviste, 2022, 117-125. ISSN: 2457-2985.

2.   La Septuaginta en la tradición ortodoxa. En: Oscar Tapia (coord.). La Biblia profética-apostólica de los creyentes. Origen, evolución y desarrollo de la Sagrada Escritura. Ágape Libros: Buenos Aires, 2022, 191-220. ISBN: 987-640-655-0.

3.     Islam Study Programs in Argentine Universities. In: Al-Dakhil, Turki Bin Abdallah et all. (eds.). Islam in European Universities: Curricula – Opportunities – Gasps. Al-Mesbar: Dubai, 2022, 377-398 (ARABIC).

4.    A Historic-Critical Reading of the Women Books in the Old Testament: Ruth, Esther, and Judith. In: Al-Khayoun, Rasheed et all. (eds.). Religious Feminism. The Expansiveness of Text and the Fence of Reality. Al Mesbar Studies & Research Center: Dubai, 2021, 43-64 (ARABIC).

5.    Parallel Plots in the Narrative of the Synoptic Gospels. Their Role and Message in the Story Development. In: St John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 13 (2022), 25-42. Appeared in December 2022. IN ARABIC. DOI:

6.    The Parables in Ezekiel 17:1-24 and the Parables of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels. In: Awkar, Antoine (ed.) The Book of Ezekiel. Proceedings of the 16th Middle East Biblical Conference in 2019. Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 59). 2021, 261-279 (ARABIC).

7.    A Wandering Apostle is in Town. The Conversion of Corinth in Acts 18:1-18a. In: Sava, Viorel (ed.). Aspecte ale cercetării ştiinţifice doctorale, astăzi (Today’s Aspects of Doctoral Scientific Research). Studia Theologica Doctoralia XII. Iasi and Graz: Doxologia and Universität Graz, 2020, 25-42. ISBN 978-606-666-954-2 and ISBN 978-3-900797-10-2.

8.   Lebanon: Where to now? In: Ökumenisches Forum 42 (2020), 35-44. Printed. Digital version on

9.    Nomads of the Word: Reading the Book of Acts from a Semitic Perspective. In: Bakas, Andrea (ed.). Festschrift in Honor of V. Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi. St. Paul: OCABS Press, 2020, 37-54.

10.      La Iglesia peregrina en los Hechos de los Apóstoles: La interpretación del Decreto Ad Gentes. In: Meroni, Fabrizio (ed.). Missio Ad Gentes in the Acts of the Apostles. Vatican City: Urbaniana University Press, 2019, 243-255. ISBN 978-88-401-5054-3.

11.  Justice between Theory and Practice. In: Icoana Credintei 5 (10, 2019), 5-9. Web. DOI:

12.     The Fundation of the Church of Corinths in Acts and its Relevance to the Epistles. Ac 18-1-18a and 1-2 Cor). In: A. Chehwan (ed). The First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians. Junieh-Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 58), 2019, 557-576 (ARABIC).

13.    The People of God in the Book of Acts. Israel and the Church in Identity Conflicts. In: Bassam Nassif and Michel Nseir (ed.). The People of God in Bible and Tradition. Semantic Implications and Modern Relevance (Balamand Theological Conferences 4). Balamand: Institute of Theology, 2018, 105-117. ISBN 9786144540466.

14.    The Gospel of Christ according to Matthew the Evangelist. Co-authored with Fr. Loay Hanna. In: Andrea Zaki, Nicolas Abou Mrad, Safwat Marzouk et all. (ed.). Arabic Contemporary Commentary. Cairo: Dar El-Thaqafah, 2018, 1667-1754. ISBN 9789772139996. 2504 pages (ARABIC).

15.   The Gospel of Christ according to Mark the Evangelist. In: Andrea Zaki, Nicolas Abou Mrad, Safwat Marzouk et all. (ed.). Arabic Contemporary Commentary. Cairo: Dar El-Thaqafah, 2018, 1755-1810. ISBN 9789772139996. 2504 pages (ARABIC).

16.   The Book of Acts of the Apostles. In: Andrea Zaki, Nicolas Abou Mrad, Safwat Marzouk et all. (ed.). Arabic Contemporary Commentary. Cairo: Dar El-Thaqafah, 2018, 2005-2091. ISBN 9789772139996. 2504 pages (ARABIC).

17.  The Missionary Nature of the Church in the Book of Acts. An Exegetical and Theological Study. In: Icoana Credintei 4 (7, 2018), 5-12. Web. As printed form in: Nifon Mihăită, Marian Vîilciu, Ștefan Florea(ed.). Misiune, spiritualitate, cultură. Târgoviște: Bibliotheca, 2017, 494-505. DOI:

18.  The Liberation Power of the Gospel. The Healing of Young People Narratives and their Message. In: Ploiestaenul / Marica / Lemeni (eds). Educatia Religioasa a Tinerilor. In contextul secularizarii actuale. Bucarest: Basilica. 2017, 131-142 (ROMANIAN).

19.      Moses the Prophet in the Sermon of Stephen The Martyr in Acts 7. A Messianic Reading of Exodus. In: A. Chehwan (ed). The Book of Exodus. Junieh-Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 55), 2017, 549-558 (ARABIC).

20.   Patterns of Slavery and Freedom in a Changing World. Chrysostom’s Commentary in Paul’s Epistle to Philemon Revisited. In: St John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 11 (2016), 49-63. Appeared in September 2017.

21.   The Centurion’s and the Widow’s Faith (Lk 7:1-17). The Gospel of Luke and the Liberation of Man from Slavery. In: Ayoub Chehwan (ed). Faith in the Bible. Junieh-Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 54), 2016, 174-183 (ARABIC).

22.   Bibelwissenschaft in der Orthodoxen Kirche. Erfahrungen und Herausforderungen aus dem Antiochenischen Kontext. In: Ökumenisches Forum 37-38 (2015-2016), p. 181-191.

23.     The Centurion and the Widow (Luke 7:1-17). Lucan Narrative and the Liberation of Man from Slavery and Poverty. In: Bradley Nassif. Festschrift in Honor of Professor Paul Nadim Tarazi. Vol. 2. New York: Peter Lang, 2015, is37-43.

24.   The Synoptic Gospels and Family. Fundaments to restore Its Deteriorated Values. In: Dumitrascu, Nicu. Christian Family and Contemporary Society. Bloomsbury Publishing ‐ London, Vol. 1, 2014. ISBN 9780567656964.

25.   Enemy Love according to Lk 6:27-36. In: Ayoub Chehwan (ed), Godly Love and Neighborly Love. Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 51) 2014, 173-187 (ARABIC).

26.     Intertextuality and Literary Motifs: The Book of Isaiah in Luke-Acts. In: Ayoub Chehwan (ed). The Book of Isaiah. Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 52). 2014, 669-680 (ARABIC).

27.     El Quds de los hermanos Rahbani y la Jerusalén bíblica: Poesía popular libanesa entre la causa palestina y las tradiciones populares bíblicas. In: TheoLiterária 4 (8, 2014), 23-40. DOI: 10.19143/2236-9937.2014v4n8p23-40

28.   (96) Theological Reflection on the Relationship of Scripture and Tradition as an Example of Ecumenical Learning. In: Kalaitzidis, Pantelis et allis (ed.). Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism. Resources for Theological Education. Volos (Greece) - Oxford: Volos Academy Publication & Regnum Books, 2013, 624-628. ISBN 978-1-908355-44-7.

29.    El Pueblo de Dios según Rom 9-11. Un acercamiento crisitano oriental a la identidad del olivo amado de Dios. In: Revista Bíblica 75 (1-2, 2013). Appeared in December 2014.

30.    II.1.5. Feedback from the University of Balamand (UOB). In: Mokbel, Chafic (ed.). On the Design of an Evaluation Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The Experience of the Tempus-TLQAA Project. Beirut, 2013, 35-37. In Co-authored with: Maha Khachab, Elie Honein and Hanna Greige.

31.   The Canon of the Feast of the Prophet Elias and its Relationship to 1-2 Kings. Biblical Narrative and its Liturgical Interpretation. In: Porphyrios Georgi (ed.). Saint John the Damascene. Theology, Image and Melody. Balamand: St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology, 2012, 51-64.

32.   Mt 9:1-8. The Healing of the Paralytic. A Synoptic Comparison with the Markian Source in a Narrative Reading. In: Ayoub Chehwan (ed.). The Gospel according to Matthew. “I am with you always”. Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 48) 2012 , 221-238 (ARABIC).

33.    Padri della Chiesa ed ermeneutica biblica. In: I. Alfeev, S. Brock et allis, La parola di Dio nella vita Spirituale. Comunitá di Bose: Edizioni Qiqajon, 2012, 109-131. ISBN 978-88-8227-365-1

34.   Inspiration in the Bible. An Orthodox Perspective. In: Joseph Bou Raad (ed.), The Biblical Text and the Coranic Text: Formation and Truth (Orho 6). Baabda: UPA Press, 2012, 49-61 (ARABIC).

35.    The Prayer of Manasses. Orthodox Tradition and Modern Studies in Dialogue. In Vahan S. Hovhanessian (ed.). The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East. New York: Peter Lang (Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition 2), 2012, 7-20. ISBN 978-1-4331-1035-1.

36.      The Book of Joshua and the Gospels. Intertextuality of Narrative and Macronarrative Patterns. In: St John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 9 (2012), 123-137.

37.     The Sense of Possessing the Land in the Hebrew Bible and its Perception in Modern Arabic Translations. In Parole de l’Orient 37 (2012), 35-45.

38.    Pateres tes Ekklesias kai Biblike ermeneutike.In: Bulletin of Biblical Studies 29 (B, 2011), 79-96 (GREEK). Appeared in June 2014.

39.     The Foundation of a New Ethos. Social Action according to Chrysostom’s Sermons on Luke 16:19-31. In St John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 8 (2011), 33-47 (ARABIC).

40.     The Body and the Path of Life in Psalm 16. In Ayoub Chehouan (ed.), The Book of Psalms. The Man in the presence of God. Beirut: Rabitah Kitabiah (Biblical Studies 43) 2010 , 165-180 (ARABIC).

41.  Theological Education in the Middle East.Major Developments and Challenges. In: Werner, D. (ed).Handbook of Theological Educationin World Christianity. Regnum: Oxford, 2010, 494-501. ISBN 978-1-870345-80-4.

42.      The Apocryphal Gospel of Matthew. In: Biblia 47 (3-4, 2010), 5-7 (ARABIC).

43.      The Gospel of Judas between Medias and Truth. In: Biblia 46 (2, 2010), 95-99 (ARABIC).

44.      Inspiration in the Bible. An Orthodox Perspective. In: The Text and its Interpretation between al-waHy and al-tanzil. Ghazir Seminary Press, 2009, 127-135.

45.    Las traducciones árabes modernas de la frase poseer la tierra en  hebreo bíblico. In: Collectanea Christiana Orientalia 6 (2009),  23-43. DOI: 10.21071/cco.v6i.112

46.   The Magnificat (Lk 1:46-55) and the Book of Psalms. in: Chehwan, Ayoub (ed.), Bible and Liturgy. Festschrift for Fr. John Khawand (Biblical Studies 39), Beirut, 2008, 295-304 (ARABIC).

47.    The Narrative Structure of the Gospel according to Mark. In: Chehwan, A (ed). The Gospel according to Mark, Beirut, 2008, 156-167 (ARABIC).

48.      Rich Roots feed the Branches. The Community of Believers in the Pauline Similitude of the Olive Tree. In: Massouh, G. (ed), Face and Grace. A Festschrift to Archbishop George Khodr, Beirut, 2007, 147-165 (ARABIC).

49.      Chrysostom’s Unveiling of a New Ethos. The Social-Action Teaching in His Four Sermons on Luke 16:19-31. In: Nicu Dumitrascu (ed.), Teologie si Societate. In opera Sfantului Ioan Gura de Aur la 1600 de ani de la intrarea sa in vesnicie, Oradea University Press: Oradea, 2007, 24-43. ISBN 978-973-759-347-4.

50.    Wise Men in their Search for the Mysteries of Divine Wisdom. The Magi Narrative in Matthew (Mt 2:1-12). In: St John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 7 (2006), 103-114 (ARABIC).

51.      Some comments on the So-called Gospel of Judas. In: Al-Majallat Al-Kahnoutiyah 36 (2006), 130-135 (ARABIC).

52.      The Orthodox and the Protestant Methods for Biblical Exegesis. In:  Orthodox and Evangelicals in the Arab East, University of Balamand and Near East School of Theology, 2006, 265-285 (ARABIC).

53.     Modern Biblical Criticism and the Orthodox Church. In: Chehwan, Ayoub (ed.), The Dogmatic  Constitution Verbum Dei (Biblical Studies 28), Beirut, 2004, 203-215 (ARABIC).

54.    La instauración del Trono en siete septenarios. La macronarrativa y su estructura en el Apocalipsis de Juan. In: Biblica 85 (2004) 255-263.

55.   The Suffering Righteous in the Mesopotamian Literature. The ludlul bel nemeqi Poem and the  Book of Job. In: Biblia 24 (4, 2004) 43-45 (ARABIC).

56.   The Revelation of the Messianic Mystery in Eph 3:1-13. The Apostle of the Gentiles and Early  Judaism. In: Biblia 21 (1, 2004) 21-23 (ARABIC).

57.  The Genesis Patriarchs and the Divine Wisdom Gift. In: Feghali, Paul (ed.), The Book of Genesis  and the History of Salvation (Biblical Studies 26), Beirut, 2003, 337-351 (ARABIC).

58.   The Holy War in the Book of Judges. The Spirit of the Lord defeats the Oppressors. In: Biblia 20  (4, 2003) 15-17 (ARABIC).

59.   Fishermen without Boats and Nests. Applying the Narrative Analysis Method on Lk 5: 1-11. In: St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology Annals 4-5 (2003), 153-165 (ARABIC).

60.  Is 2 Corinthians one Letter or a Letter Collection? Between the Apostle’s composition and the disciples’ editorial work. In: Biblia 18 (2, 2003) 5-7 (ARABIC).

61.   Antiochian Jews in New Testament Times. The Law, the Greek Culture & the Christian Kerygma. In: Biblia 16 (2002) 9-12 (ARABIC).

62.    The Mystery of Wisdom in the Pauline Epistles. In: Fghali, P. (ed.), Paul and his Letters (Biblical Studies 23), Beirut, 2001, 345-357 (ARABIC).

63.   Jesus of Nazareth as the Expected Christ. In: Kattan, Assad, The Infancy Narratives. A Theological, Historical and Literary Reading, Greek-Orthodox Archdiocese of Beirut, 2001, 11-32. (ARABIC).

64.  Die Lukanische Johannesepisode (Lk 3:1-22) und das Jesajabuch. Weisheit und Prophetie im lukanischen Geschichtswerk. In: Leinhäupl-Wilke / Lücking, Fremde Zeichen (Theologie 15), Münster, 1998, 57-68. ISBN 3-8258-3674-6.

Book Reviews

1.       ​“Paul Nadim Tarazi. The Rise of Scripture. St. Paul: OCABS Press, 2017. 482 pages. ISBN: 978-1601910387.” Theological Review 39 (1, 2018), 53-56.

2.       “Sakari Häkkinen. The Gospel of the Poor. Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP Lambert, 2017. 319 pages.ISBN: 978-3-330-05849-1.Theological Review 38​ (​2​, 2017​)​, 178​-​184​.

3.       “Monotheism, Religion and History between Ugarit and Jerusalem. Mark Smith’s Approach to the Old Testament in the light of Modern Ugarit Research,” in: Biblia 27 (2005), 19-21 (ARABIC).

4.       “A Recension on Tony Maalouf’s Arabs in the Shadow of Israel,” in: Biblia 21 (1, 2004) 59 (ARABIC).


  1. ​Berges, Ulrich. Las facetas oscuras del buen Dios. Las ambigüedades en la imagen divina de Yhwh vistas desde la historia de las religiones y la historia de la teología. Traducido por: J. Blunda, F. Doldán, G. Rodríguez, D. Ayuch and A Taranzano. Buenos Aires: PPC, 2016. 98 p. ISBN 978-987-740-154-7.

Other Articles

1.       God is more Present in Lebanon. In: El Liberal (25 Abril 2020), 21. (SPANISH).

2.       Thirst for Justice. In: Nederlands Dagblad (21 April 2020), 12. Direct Link: (DUTCH).

3.       Dismantling a Hoax about an ‘Aramaic Bible’ hidden in Ankara. In: the Website of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Baghdad and Kuwait at:, on January 18 (ARABIC).

4.       A Stateless Church Caring for Stateless People: A Contextual Middle-Eastern Bible Study. In: S. Asfaw (ed.). I belong. Biblical Reflections on Statelessness. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications. 2017, 99-106.

5.       February: Jesus in The Gospel of Mark. In: With the Bible everyday. Daily Meditations from the Bible. Book One. Beirut: Bible Society-Rabitah Kitabiah, 2015, 73-129.

6.       The Coptic Fragment on Jesus’ Wife. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah (2013). Also available online at:

7.       The Book of Judges and the Struggle against Injustice. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 21 (2012) (ARABIC).

8.       The Inspiration of the Word of God. The Bible and its place in the Church. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 19 (2, 2010), p. 8 - 13 (ARABIC).

9.       The Magnificat (Lk 1:46-55) and the Book of Psalms. In: Nour 66 (1, 2009), p. 15-18 (ARABIC).

10.   The Kiss of Judas. New Approaches on the Apocryphal Gospel. In: Nour 65 (1, 2009), p. 17-20 (ARABIC).

11.   Debora. A Prophetess, a Judge and a Mother. In co-authorship with Elias Aisa. In: Nour 65 (5, 2009), p. 263 -266 (ARABIC).

12.   Commentaries on Some Chapters from the Letters of St Paul. In co-authorship with Amer Khamis. In: Hayatouna Al-Liturgiyah. 20 (42, 2009), p. 107-112, 125-130, 157-160, 185-190. (ARABIC).

13.   The Birth of Emmanuel. An Interpretation of the Infancy Gospel according to Matthew. In: Nour 64 (9, 2008), p. 464-468 (ARABIC).

14.   Zechariah’s and Mary’s Response to God’s Emissary: Luke 1:18, 34. In Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 16 (9, 2007), p. 4 -8 (ARABIC).

15.   Some Comments on the So-called Gospel of Judas. In: Al-Nahar, Friday 21/4/2006. (ARABIC).

16.   Deliver us from the Evil One. Biblical Reflection on Deliverance from Evil. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 12 (5, 2003), p. 11-17 (ARABIC).

17.   Creation in the Desert. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 11 (2, 2002), p. 20-24 (ARABIC).

18.   The Icon of the Pantocrator. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 10 (6, 2001), p. 19-23 (ARABIC).

19.   The Visitation of God’s Messiah. Social Work in Luke-Acts. In: Al-Nashrah Al-Batriarkiah 10 (7, 2001), p. 18-23 (ARABIC).

20.   The Anointing of the Sick. In: Antiochia 6 (1998), p. 7-8 (German).

21.   The Eucharist. The Lord's Banquet. In: Antiochia 3 (1997), p. 7-8 (German).

Doctoral Dissertation Committees

2019 Ihab Abou Saadeh. Theology (USEK, Lebanon). Member.
2016 Etienne Méténier. Theology (USEK, Lebanon). Member.
2015 Ekkardt A. Sonntag. Theology (Vrei Universitaeit Amsterdam). Member.


M.Th. Thesis Committees

2024  John Trad. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Chair.
2023  Nektarios Saad. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Chair.
2023  Youhanna Skaf. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Chair.
2023  Ayman Khatoon. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Advisor.
2023  Elia Daniel. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Advisor.
2023  Ephraim Melhem. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Advisor.
2022  Silouan N. Obeid. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Reader.
2022  Euthymios G. Faqs. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Chair.
2020 Alexandra Repkina. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Chair.
2020 Mofid S. Krajili. Theology (NEST, Lebanon). Reader.
2018 Ronald Jabbour. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Advisor.
2018 Joseph H. Abouid. Theology (UOB Lebanon). Advisor.
2010 Basilios M. Nassar. Theology (UOB Lebanon). Advisor.
2005 Andreas J. Markos. Theology (UOB Lebanon). Advisor.
2004 Samaan El Khoury. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Reader.
2004 Silouan A. Oner. Theology (UOB, Lebanon). Reader.


Professional Membership

2006 – present    SBL. The Society of Biblical Literature in USA.

2003 - present     OCABS.  The Orthothox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies.

2003 - present     The Biblical Federation in Lebanon.

2013 – present    ABA. Asociación Bíblica Argentina.

2022 – present      IOTA. The International Orthodox Theo. Association.


Board Memberships

2018 - present Member. SBL Research UnitSynoptic Gospels (USA).
2008 - 2015 Member. SBL Research UnitBible in Eastern Traditions (USA).
Apr 15 – present Member. Accreditation Committee at the German Agency ACQUIN (Bayreuth, Germany).
Sep 17 - present Reviewer. Revista Bíblica Argentina.
Dec 10 – present Editorial Board MemberOrizonturi Teologice Journal (Romania).
Apr 04 - Sept 10 Editorial Board MemberThe Arabic Journal Biblia (Lebanon).


Professional Training

17 May 2022

ACQUIN Seminar on the New German Statutory Instrument (MRVO for its initials in German).

ACQUIN in Bayreuth.

25 August 2020 Online Education in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities.

UOB & Safadi.

07 May 2019 ACQUIN Seminar on QA and Digitalization.
University of Bamberg.
23 May 2017 ACQUIN Seminar on Innovations in the European Standards and Guidelines.
University of Munich.
 22 Feb 2017  AUF-MHE 2nd Academic Quality Assurance Workshop: Self-AssessmentTEACHING AND LEARNING.
 2-3 Nov 2016  AUF-MHE 1st Academic Quality Assurance Workshop: Self-AssessmentINTRODUCTION. MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES.
MHE Headquarters.
 31 May 2016  ACQUIN Seminar on Current Topics on Accreditation. 
University of Hamburg.
22 April 2015 ACQUIN Seminar on Revision of the Rules and Regulation of the (German) Accreditation Council 2016.
University of Rhein-Main.
23 June 2014 TLQAA+ WorkshopQuality Reviewers: The Backbone of a Quality Assurance System.
Lebanese University.
06 May 2014 ACQUIN Seminar on System Accreditation.
University of Essen.
13 Dec 2013 ACQUIN Seminar on Quality Enhancement through Internal and External Quality Assurance.
AROQA Conference in Tunis.
05 Dec 2013 Tempus-TLQAA. Towards the Lebanese Quality Assurance Agency Final Conference. 
Feb 13 – June 13 Workshop on Edition of Ancient Arabic Manuscripts.
Certified by CNRS Paris. At: UOB, USJ, USEK, UNL.
13-15 Feb 2013 A Study Visit Tempus-TLQAA to ANECA.
ANECA Headquarters - Madrid
15 Jan 2008 Metrics of Academic Quality in Higher Education. 
09 July 2004 Building Research And Development Partnerships. 

Administrative Appointments

2020 - 2021  M.Th. Program Coordinator. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2013 - present  Accreditation Committee Member. At UOB.
2004 - present Online Program Coordinator. SOFIA and CBB. Two continuing education programs for the study of Orthodox Theology and the Bible at the Institute.
2005 - present Member of the Academic Committee. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2000 - present Member of the Institute’s Council. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2013 -2013 Ph.D. Program Director. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2007 - 2013 Member of the University Curriculum Committee. UOB.
2006 - 2013 Assistant to the Dean for Academic Affairs. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2000 - 2011 M.Th. Program Coordinator. Institute of Theology at UOB.
2001 - 2007 Member of the University Research Council. UOB.


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