Rev Dr Martin Micallef OFMCap is lecturer within the Department of Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek at the Faculty of Theology, University of Malta, mainly in New Testament areas (The Gospel of John, The Letters of John, the Book of Revelation, Symbolism and Theology in the Gospel of John, Anti-Semitism in the New Testament, Foundations of Theology â€“ New Testament). He is Chief Editor of Melita Theologica, the official journal of the Faculty.
Rev Micallef studied at the University of Malta, graduating (SThB Melit). He pursued his post-graduate studies in Sacred Scripture at the University of Oxford where he obtained a Masters in Theology (MSt Oxon) with the dissertation: â€œThe Obedience of Christ in the Commentary on the Gospel of John by Cyril of Alexandria: An Examination of the validity of Doctrinal Presuppositions in Biblical Studies.â€ In 2009 he successfully defended the Doctoral Thesis: â€œThe Importance of â€˜zeteoâ€™ in the Gospel of Johnâ€ (SThD Melit) under the supervision of Rev Dr Anthony Abela and Rev Prof Johannes Beutler SJ.
Rev Micallef is the Secretary to the Commission for the Revision of the Bible in Maltese. As a Biblical scholar he has participated in a number of international Conferences and Seminars, and regularly gives Retreats and Talks on Biblical subjects to the local clergy, members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life, and to the general public.
He is the author of a number of books and the editor of Kliem il-Hajja, a quarterly publication which includes a daily Biblical reading and reflection, and currently runs a Biblical Library at the Floriana Capuchin Friary. For four years he served as secretary to the English European Capuchin Conference, and now holds the office of Archivist and Secretary of the Maltese Franciscan Capuchin Province.
The Importance of â€˜zeteoâ€™ in the Gospel of John, Excerpt from Thesis presented for the Degree of Sacred Theology, Malta 2010.
Bishop Francis Baldacchino, First Bishop of Malindi â€“ Kenya, Biographical Impressions, Malta 2010.
It-Talb fl-Evangelju skont San Luqa u fl-Atti tal-Appostli (= Sensiela Il-Bibbja 4), Malta 2010.