Rev. Dr Paul Sciberras

Rev. Dr Paul Sciberras

Rev. Dr Paul Sciberras


Senior Lecturer

Room 301
New Humanities Block A
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3496
Rev. Dr Paul Sciberras graduated S.Th.B. in 1986 from the Faculty of Theology at Tal-Virtù, Rabat, Malta, and S.Th.L. (with specialization in Pastoral Theology) in 1988 from the University of Malta, with a dissertation on The New Consciousness of God through Suffering in Job. In 1992 he graduated S.S.L. from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome with a dissertation entitled Exetítheto autois kathexēs. A Study of the Repeated Visions in Acts 10,1-11,18, and in 1994 declared Candidatus ad Doctoratum, after completing the preparatory year for the Doctorate in Scripture Sciences (S.S.D.). In 1995 he began lecturing at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta, Department of Sacred Scriptures, Hebrew and Greek, mainly in the NT areas (Synoptic Gospels, Pauline Letters and Acts of the Apostles, Language and Text of the NT, NT Exegesis at undergraduate and postgraduate levels). In 2011, Fr Sciberras obtained his Doctorate in Sacred Theology with a thesis summa cum laude on Mgr Prof. P. P. Saydon’s version of 1 Thessalonians: An exegetical and translation-critical study. In September 2012, he was appointed Full-time lecturer and in October 2013, Head, Department of Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek.
Rev. Dr Sciberras is member of the Interdiocesan Theological Commission and the Commission for the Revision of the Bible in Maltese.
  • Paul's contribution to Christianity; Gospel of Luke & Acts of the Apostles; Bible translation in general

Sciberras, P. 2015, "All Flesh Shall See the Salvation of the Lord: The Function of Paul's Shipwreck Account in Acts 27-28; A Proposal", Melita Theologica, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 53-62.

Sciberras, P. 2015, "Said and Unsaid: The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8)" in The Quest for Authenticity and Human Dignity. A Festschrift in honour of Professor George Grima on his 70th birthday, Melita Theologica Supplementary Series 6, eds. E. Agius & H. Scerri, Faculty of Theology, University of Malta - Foundation for Theological Studies, Malta, pp. 419-428.

Sciberras, P. 2013, " Discernment in 1 Thessalonians (Papers of the Spirituality Experts Seminar held between the 24th and the 27th May 2012 on The Spirit and discernment in Hebrew and Christian Scriptures). ", Acta Theologica, Supplement, vol. 17, pp. 156-172.

Sciberras, P. 2013, "Evangelizzazione e guarigioni: evangelizzare è guarire" in L'ultimo viaggio di Paolo (Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi in occasione del MCML anniversario dell'approdo di Paolo a Pozzuoli [17-19 febbraio 2011), ed. G. Iaia, Peter Lang, Bern, pp. 335-350.

Sciberras, P. 2013, Mgr Prof. P.P. Saydon's version of 1 Thessalonians: An exegetical and translation-critical study (Excerpt)., University of Malta.

Sciberras, P. 2009, "Il-Bniedem f'San Pawl", Tereza, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 7-17.

Sciberras, P. 2007, "The Biblical Perspective of the Human Person" in Lejn Hajja Sesswali Isbah Media Centre, Malta, pp. 23-36.

Sciberras, P. 2007, "Il-konverzjoni ta' Pietru u Pawlu", Tereza, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 153-162.

Sciberras, P. 2006, "Il-bniedem il-gdid fit-Teologija Pawlina", Tereza, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 41-52.

Sciberras, P. 2003, "L-ispirazzjoni u l-verità Biblika" in Enciklopedija Biblika, ed. D. Spiteri, Media Centre, Malta, pp. 6-10.

  • PLC5540 - Law and Justice in the Church
  • SHG2650 - The Gospels
  • SHG3990 - Synoptic Study-unit: Holy Scripture
  • SHG4401 - The Synoptic Gospels: Exegesis
  • SHG4870 - Select Themes in Scripture
  • SHG4900 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Scripture
  • SHG5000 - Select Thematic Issues in Scripture
  • SHG5030 - The Synoptic Gospels: Exegetical Approaches
  • SHG5100 - Biblical Spirituality: Discovering God's Face in Human Experience
  • SHG5600 - Spiritual Authenticity: Ways of Reading Scripture
  • THL3151 - Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 2 - Sacred Scripture
Research work in progress:
Luke’s meaning of the Church in his Summaries in Acts (Study Colloquium Paper)

Publications in progress:
â–« New creation in Paul (Festschrift Prof. Emeritus Donat Spiteri ofm cap)
â–« Study Edition of the Bible in Maltese with Rev. Dr A. Abela
â–« Two-volume collection of commentary on daily Mass Readings
▫ "It-tradizzjoni tat-traduzzjonijiet Reliġjużi", Atti tal-Konferenza dwar it-traduzzjonijiet, Inizjamed and Dipartiment tal-Malti fid-Direttorat Ġenerali tat-Traduzzjoni tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea, parti mit-Translating for Europe Workshop.
▫ Mikiel Anton Vassalli: Traduttur tal-Kotba Mqaddsa, in Fuq il-Passi ta’ Vassalli fil-250 Anniversarju minn Twelidu, edited by Joseph P. Borg (Malta: Klabb Kotba Maltin – Akkademja tal-Malti 2016), 195-198.

Involvement in Projects:
â–« Bible consultant in the Research Project on Sign Language in Maltese
▫ Appointment by The Malta Bible Society to work with Mr Charles Borg from the Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Persuni b’Diżabiltà on a first Maltese edition of the Bible in Braille

Membership in Learned Societies
â–« Society for Biblical Literature
â–« Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain
â–« European Association of Biblical Studies
â–« European Society of Catholic Theology
â–« Associazione Biblica Italiana
â–« Associazione Ex-Alunni Pontificio Istituto Biblico (Rome)

Engagements outside University:
â–« Member Commission for the Revision of the Bible in Maltese (1999- )
â–« Academic Member of the Malta Bible Society (2000- )
â–« Member Interdiocesan Theological Commission of the Maltese Episcopal Conference (2008- )
â–« Member Board of Directors Malta Bible Society (2011- )
â–« Lecturer Centre for Ignatian Spirituality.