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Harold W. Attridge

Sterling Professor of Divinity

Attridge_harold_2013 Harold W. Attridge, Sterling Professor of Divinity and former Dean of Yale Divinity School, has made scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church. Among several successful book publications are The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus,Nag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex, and The Acts of Thomas, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. Among his interests are the legends of saints, such as Saint James, and religious practices such as pilgrimage.   He has been an editorial board member of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia commentary series. He has been active in scholarly organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, which he served as president in 2001, and the Catholic Biblical Assocation, of which he was president in 2012. Professor Attridge is a fellow of Saybrook College. He was an undergraduate at Boston College, was a Marshall scholar at the University of Cambridge and received his PhD at Harvard University.

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