Areas of Concentration

Biblical Studies

A strong foundation in the entire biblical corpus.

Carved Wood Bible Cover Depicting the Four GospelsAs a member of the GTU, DSPT can offer its students the choice of several areas of study designated by the GTU that draw upon the expertise of faculty from DSPT, GTU and UC Berkeley.

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) Common M.A. in Biblical Studies covers the Jewish and Christian canonical, deuterocanonical, and extra-canonical scriptures as well as the background literature of early Israel, biblical and post-biblical Judaism, and early Christianity. The critical study of primary texts is emphasized, and the development of skill in appropriate languages is central to the program. More information is available at the GTU website. external link

DSPT Faculty:

Barbara Green, OP - Old Testament; biblical spirituality; hermeneutics; early biblical narratives; Genesis; 1 Samuel; Jonah; the Wisdom of Solomon
Albert Paretsky, OP - New Testament; Jewish backgrounds of the New Testament

Selected GTU Faculty:

John Endres, SJ external link (JST) - Old Testament; Book of Jubilees and Qumran; Chronicles; Psalms
Eugene Eung-Chun Park external link (SFTS) - New Testament; Gospel of Matthew and formative Judaism; new perspective on Paul; hermeneutics; Greco-Roman background for the New Testament
Jean-Francois Racine external link (JST) - New Testament textual criticism; narrative criticism study of the gospels; hermeneutics; Luke-Acts; context and theology of Paul"s letters
Annette Schellenberg external link (SFTS) - Old Testament anthropology; Wisdom literature; interrelations between the Old Testament world and Ancient Near East and Egyptian contexts

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