Rev. Dr Stefan Attard

Rev. Dr Stefan Attard

Rev. Dr Stefan Attard

 B.A.(Melit.),S.Th.L.(Melit.),S.S.D.(Pont.Inst.Bibl.,Rome)
Rev. Dr Attard read for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, a Bachelor in Sacred Theology and a Licentiate in Pastoral Theology at the University of Malta. After two years of full-time ministry in a parish, he then moved to Rome where he obtained a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, during which time he spent a semester at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He defended his doctoral thesis entitled The Structural Scheme Ordering Book II of the Psalter (Psalms 42–72) – A Synchronic Analysis in 2013 at the same Institute in Rome after spending several months conducting research at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem.

In 2013 Attard was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta. In 2014 he became a part-time Resident Academic, and in 2016 a full-timer. His area of expertise is the Old Testament.

As a full-time lecturer, Attard is also a member of the Faculty of Theology Research Ethics Committee and of the Editorial Board of the Polish Collectanea Theologica. He has contributed to the work of the Commission for the Revision of the Bible in Maltese and is an academic member of the Malta Bible Society. He has also presented papers at conferences in Belgium, Slovakia, Warsaw, Bangalore and Athens.
  • Exegesis of the Book of Psalms; the Canonical Approach to the Study of Scripture; the Masoretic Text
__Publications
  • SHG1000 - Foundations of Theology
  • SHG1110 - Biblical Hebrew
  • SHG2260 - Prophetic, Apocalyptic and Wisdom Literature
  • SHG3990 - Synoptic Study-unit: Holy Scripture
  • SHG4161 - Old Testament Exegesis
  • SHG4900 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Scripture
  • SHG5600 - Spiritual Authenticity: Ways of Reading Scripture
  • THL3151 - Synoptic Study-Unit Paper 2 - Sacred Scripture
Research work in progress:
Attard is presently working on an article on the canonical significance of Philemon's
position in the New Testament writings.

Publications in progress:
1. “Jerusalem: Founding and Propelling Force of the Order of the Knights Hospitaller”, about
to appear in a Polish publication on Jerusalem.

2. “The Bride and her Companions in Psalm 45: Making Sense out of an Allegory”, about to
appear in Biblica et Patristica Thoruniensia.

3. An article on Congar, about to appear in a publication edited by Dr Pauline Dimech.

Memberships:
Member Board of Directors Malta Bible Society (2013-)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Polish Collectanea Theologica.

Other Academic Commitments:
Lecturer at the Malta Bible Society
Lecturer at the Pastoral Formation Institute
Lecturer at the University of the Third Age

Membership in non-Academic Bodies:
Member of the Diocesan Commission against Occult and Satanism

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