Very Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi
Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus
The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Nadim Tarazi served as a professor at St. Vladimir’s Seminary for more than forty years before his retirement in 2014. He taught courses in Old and New Testament, Biblical Hebrew and Greek, and Academic Arabic. Father Paul also taught at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA and at St. John of Damascus Institute in Balamand, Lebanon. A well-known scholar and speaker, Fr. Paul’s many publications include the three-volume Old Testament Introduction (SVS Press), four-volume New Testament Introduction (SVS Press/ OCABS Press), and numerous scholarly articles. Most recently, he authored The Rise of Scripture (OCABS Press).
Father Paul was born in Jaffa, Palestine, moved to Cairo, Egypt and then to Beirut, Lebanon, where he studied at the Christian Brothers French School prior to attending the Jesuit University School of Medicine in Beirut. He pursued theological studies at the Orthodox Theological Institute in Bucharest, Romania where he received his Th.D. degree in New Testament in 1975. He was ordained to the holy priesthood in the United States in 1976 and served as pastor of parishes in Connecticut and New York. Following his retirement from St. Vladimir's Seminary, he moved to Leland, North Carolina.