Paul Nadim Tarazi

V. Rev. Paul Nadim Tarazi
Address575 Scarsdale Road
Crestwood, NY 10707

Professor in Old Testament, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

Medical Studies, Jesuit University School of Medicine, 1965
M.Div., Theological Institute, 1969
M.Th., Theological Institute, 1972
Th.D., Theological Institute, 1975

Fr Paul Tarazi is Professor of Old Testament at St Vladimir’s Seminary, where he teaches courses in the full range of scriptural studies in Old and New Testament and Biblical Hebrew. He also teaches at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts and at St. John of Damascus Institute in Balamand, Lebanon. His publications include biblical commentaries on 1 Thessalonians and Galatians, a three-volume Introduction to the Old Testament, the first three volumes of a projected four-volume introduction to the New Testament, and numerous scholarly articles. He is currently working on the final volume of his New Testament introduction, after which he will continue his biblical commentary series.

Fr Tarazi travels widely to speak about scripture and related topics, and has represented the Orthodox Church at ecumenical gatherings. He is known for his dynamic speaking style and his ability to hold an audience’s interest while explaining complex matters of scriptural interpretation in layman’s terms. His books have received accolades for their ability to explain the latest results of specialized scholarly studies—as well as Fr Tarazi’s own original research—in terms understandable to the general public.

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