Publisher Releases Festschrift Volume in Honor of SVOTS Professor, Fr. Paul Tarazi

10 January 2013 • Faculty News • Virginia Nieuwsma

Fr. Paul Tarazi offers the homily at the 2011 Westchester County Pan-Orthodox VespersFr. Paul Tarazi offers the homily at the 2011 Westchester County Pan-Orthodox VespersPeter Lang International Academic Publishers recently announced the release of a new title, a festschrift ("celebration publication") in honor of The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi, adjunct professor of Old Testament at St. Vladimir's Seminary. The Festschrift in Honor of Professor Paul Nadim Tarazi is the third book in a series, "Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition," and includes a collection of articles discussing the latest scholarly findings in the field of the Old Testament studies. Scholars from around the world conducting research in the Old Testament text, theology, canon, interpretation, and criticism, have contributed their recent findings in the fields of their research and teaching to the festschrift.

A lecturer and professor at SVOTS since 1977, Dr. Tarazi is a prolific author and speaker. His books include biblical commentaries on 1 Thessalonians and Galatians, a three–volume introduction to the Old Testament, and a four–volume introduction to the New Testament, all published by SVS Press. He has also authored complete audio commentaries on both the Old and New Testaments through the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (OCABS), and serves as editor–in–chief of JOCABS, an online OCABS journal. 

The festschrift's editor, Nicolae Roddy, is associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University. For the past sixteen years, Dr. Roddy has served as co–director and area supervisor for the Bethsaida Excavations Project, a significant archaeological site located at the foot of the Golan Heights near the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. In addition, Dr. Roddy is a faculty associate for the Goren–Goldstein Center for Judaic Studies at the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest, Romania.