Graduate Theological Union

John Endres

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Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

About this Concentration of Study

Students in this concentration work to develop competencies in broad-ranging aspects of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: in critical study of biblical and extra-biblical texts, in relevant ancient languages; in classic and contemporary methodological approaches, ancient and modern contexts, and interpretive frameworks. They show themselves prepared to engage, at a critical and creative level, the far-reaching interdisciplinary discourses that shape research and teaching in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.

John C. Endres, S.J.

John C. EndresJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Professor of Sacred Scripture (Old Testament)
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1982

MA, PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1982
MDiv, Weston School of Theology, 1977
AB, College of the Holy Cross, 1964

Christian Spirituality




Student Work

Jung Eun Sophia Park,
A Hermeneutics of Dislocation as

Biblical Studies



Student Work


Sean D. Burke, Reading the Ethiopian
Eunuch as a Eunuch: Queering the
Book of Acts

First and Second Chronicles

In the era in which the Chronicler writes, the pressing question is: How will Judeans reestablish themselves after the Babylonian exile? The Chronicler’s answer is to encourage the people of Israel to live out of their memory of God’s mercy and compassion. Knowing and cherishing the books of Samuel and Kings, the writer interprets their message differently because the people of his era face new challenges to their life and faith.

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