Graduate Theological Union

Albert Paretsky, OP

Dominican School of Philosophy and TheologyParetsky_Pic
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

At GTU since 2008

S.T.D., Pontificia Univ. S. Tommaso, 1985
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1986
S.S.B., Pontifical Biblical Commission, 1984
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, 1981
S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, 1979
M.A., Harvard University, 1969
B.A., Brandeis University, 1966

Phone: 510/883-7152

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Jewish background to the New Testament, including the appropriation of the creation motifs by the New Testament writers
  • The continuity between Second Temple didactic literature and the New Testament
  • The role of the apocalyptic in Second Temple Judaism in forming early Christian thought


Selected Publications

  • "Paul, the Apostle: A Prophet Like Jeremiah." In Kelmet Alla f"ajjet il-Bniedem. Studji f"ġieh P. Prof. Pietru Pawl Zerafa O.P. Knisja 2000 [Valletta, Malta] Nr. 50 (1999): 57-76.
  • Essentials of New Testament Greek for Beginners (Rome: Millennium, 1997).
  • "The Two Ways and Dipsychia in Early Christian Literature: An Interesting Dead End in Moral Discourse," Angelicum, 74 (1997): 305-334.
  • "The Influence of Thomas the Exegete on Thomas the Theologian: The Tract on Law (Ia-IIae, qq. 90-108) as a Test Case," Angelicum, 71 (1994): 549-577.
  • "The Eschatological and the Christological Dimensions of the Transfiguration of Christ," New Blackfriars, 72 (1991): 313-324.