Eugen J. Pentiuc

 Eugen J. Pentiuc

Address50 Goddard Avenue
Brookline, MA 2445

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

LicTh, University of Bucharest,
Th.D., University of Bucharest,
M.A., Harvard University,
Ph.D., Harvard University,

Eugen J. Pentiuc joined Holy Cross in 1998 and became tenure professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in May 2009. He devotes the bulk of his time to teaching and research in the areas of Old Testament and Semitic languages and civilizations. He is currently engaged in research on religious and literary ties of Emar civilization to the Hebrew Bible as well as the ways the Eastern Orthodox tradition received and interpreted the Old Testament. Aside from journal articles, he authored the following books: The Book of Prophet Hosea: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (in Romanian), Albatros, 2001; West Semitic Vocabulary in the Akkadian Texts from Emar (Harvard Semitic Studies 49), Eisenbrauns, 2001; Long-Suffering Love: A Commentary on Hosea with Patristic Annotations, Holy Cross Press, 2002, 2005; Fear of Real (in Romanian), Cartea Romaneasca, 2003; Jesus the Messiah in the Hebrew Bible, Paulist Press, 2006. He is also one of the editors-in-chief of The Orthodox Study Bible: The Old Testament, Nelson Press, 2008. He is presently working on a book entitled The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition for the Oxford University Press. Pentiuc has been the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, given by Hellenic College-Holy Cross Student Association, for four years (2005-2007, 2009). For the academic year 2009-2010 he will be on sabbatical. During his sabbatical, Pentiuc, a recipient of Fulbright and Lilly Fellowships, will conduct research at the University of Athens and École biblique et archéologique française in Jerusalem. He was also invited as Visiting Professor at École biblique for the Spring semester 2010.

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