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Prof. Peter DUBOVSKY, S.J.

Prof. Dubovsky

Birth

May 29th 1965, Piešťany, Slovakia

Personal:

  • Member of the Society of Jesus
  • Roman Catholic Priest ordained in June 1997

Education:

  • Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge MA (1999-2005)
    Specialization: Hebrew Bible – Degree: Th.D.
     
  • Pontificio Instituto Biblico, Rome (1996-99)
    Specialization: Biblical studies– Degree: S.S.L., Magna cum laude
     
  • École Biblique et Archaeologique Française de Jerusalem, Jerusalem
    Spring semester of 1998– Special studies in Archaeology and Geography of Israel
     
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summer 1995) – Specialization: Biblical Hebrew
     
  • Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome(1993-96) –
    Specialization: Theology – Degree: Bachelor, Magna cum laude
     
  • Theological Institute of St. Aloisius, Bratislava (1991-93) – Specialization: Philosophy

  • Slovak Technical University, Bratislava (1983-88)
    Specialization: Biochemistry
    Degree: Master of Sciences, Summa cum laude

Professional experience:

  • Prof. of the Old Testament exegesis at Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, spring semester 2006-; Courses: Religious reforms in the ancient Israel; Inspiration of the Bible; Comparative seminar (Rabinic, Patristic and Christian reading of the Bible); Introduction into ancient historiography (Biblical and extra-biblical texts and inscriptions); History seminar (Syria-Palestine - first millennium BC); Solomon’s Temple (Exegesis of 1 Kgs 1–9); Living under the Assyrian Empire (Exegesis of 2 Kgs 15–20); Elijah and Elisha cycle (Exegesis of 1 Kgs 17 – 2 Kgs 12); History of Ancient Israel (13th–6th c. BC).
  • Prof. of the Old Testament Exegesis and Hebrew at Trnava University (Slovakia) 2004-08: Courses: Introduction into Pentateuch; Introduction into the historical books; Introduction into the prophetical literature; Introduction into the exegesis of Pauline letters; Introduction into the exegetical methodologies of the OT (Genesis and Exodus); Introduction into the exegetical methodologies of the NT (The Gospel of Mark).
  • Prof. of the Old Testament Studies at Trnava University (Slovakia), spring semester of 1999-2000: Courses: Introduction into the Wisdom literature; Introduction into the New Testament.
  • Prof. of Religion at Collegio Massimo in Rome, 1992-93.
  • Research assistant at the Slovak Academy of Science 1989-90: research program on pumps blocked by leukemia.

Awards and grants:

  • Jesuit Chair, Spring Semester of 2014, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  • Buda’s prize in 2012, Badín, Slovakia
  • Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship in 2003, Harvard Divinity School
  • Pheiffer’s grant in 2001, Harvard University
  • Pheiffer’s grant in 2000, Harvard University
  • Winner of the International Competition in Biochemical Technologies in 1987, Prague

Field experience:

  • Iran and Armenia: summers 2010 and 2011 (survey of Urartian fortresses)
  • Syria: summer 2009 (byzantine archeology)
  • Eastern Turkey, May 2004, survey of Urartian fortresses
  • Israel, March-May 2004, collecting information on Neo-Assyrian remains
  • Syria, Summer 2002, three weeks of field work
  • Greece and Turkey, Summer 2001, six weeks of field work under the guidance of Prof. H. Koester (Harvard University) and other distinguished European archaeologists
  • Israel, Leon-Levy expedition 2000, seven weeks of field work in Ashqalon under the direction of Prof. L. Stager (Harvard University)
  • Jordan, June 1998, field work under the guidance of professors of École Biblique et Archaeologique Française de Jerusalem
  • Israel, Spring semester 1997/8, field works organized by École Biblique et Archaeologique Française de Jerusalem

Professional organizations:

  • International Association for Assyriology
  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Society of the Biblical Literature

Bibliography

Monographs:

  1. Dubovský, P. Hezekiah and the Assyrian Spies: Reconstruction of the Neo-Assyrian Intelligence Services and Its Significance for 2 Kings 18–19, Biblica et Orientalia 49. Roma: Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2006.

Edited volumes:

  1. Dubovský, P, ed. Marek. 1, KNZ 1. Trnava: Dobrá kniha, 2013.
  2. Dubovský, P, and J. –P. Sonnet. Ogni Scrittura è ispirata: Nuove prospettive sull'ispirazione biblica. Roma; Milano: GBP; San Paolo, 2013.
  3. Dubovský, P. ed., Genezis: Preklad a komentár. KSZ I. Trnava: Dobrá Kniha 2008.
  4. Varšo, M. Abdiáš, Jonáš, Micheáš. Edited by P. Dubovský, KSZ II. Trnava: Dobrá kniha, 2010.

Book sections:

  1. Dubovský, P. "Sennacherib's Invasion of the Levant through the Eyes of Assyrian Intelligence Services." In Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography, edited by Isaac Kalimi and Seth Richardson, 249-291. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2014.
  2. Dubovský, P. "Menahem's Reign before the Assyrian Invasion (2 Kings 15:14-16)." In Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature, edited by David S. Vanderhooft and Abraham Winitzer, 29-45. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2013.
  3. Dubovský, P. "Ex 19-24." In Exodus, edited by Jozef Tiňo, 484-640. Trnava: Dobrá kniha, 2013.
  4. Dubovský, P. "Storia, fantasia e ideologia: Il metodo storico interroga l'ispirazione." In Ogni Scrittura è ispirata: Nuove prospettive sull'ispirazione biblica, edited by Peter Dubovský and Jean-Pierre Sonnet, 136-154. Roma; Milano: GBP; San Paolo, 2013.
  5. Dubovský, P. "Leggere la Bibbia come unità." In Ogni Scrittura è ispirata: Nuove prospettive sull'ispirazione biblica, edited by Peter Dubovský and Jean-Pierre Sonnet, 260-268. Roma; Milano: GBP; San Paolo, 2013.
  6. Dubovský, P. "Dynamics of the Fall: Ashurbanipal's Conquest of Elam." In Susa and Elam : Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives : Proceedings of the International Congress Held at Ghent University, December 14-17, 2009, edited by Katrien de Graef and Jan Tavernier, 451-470. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2013.
  7. Dubovský, P. "King’s Direct Control: Neo-Assyrian Qēpu Officials." In Organization, Representation, and Symbols of Power in the Ancient near East: Proceedings of the 54th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale at Würzburg 20–25 July 2008, edited by Gernot Wilhelm, 447-458: Eisenbrauns, 2012.
  8. Dubovský, P. “Aktualizovanie Dekalógu v starovekom Izraeli.” In Legislatívne Texty Biblie III, edited by Pavol Farkaš, 58-64. Bratislava - Nitra: UK Bratislava, 2009.
  9. Dubovský, P. “Genesis 39 and the Tale of the Two Brothers.” In Bible et Terre Sainte, edited by J. E. Aguilar Chiu, 47-61. New York; Washington: Peter Lang, 2008.
  10. Dubovský, P. “Súčasné exegetické prúdy versus teológia a pastorácia dnes.” In Fórum pastorálních teologů VII: Jak vykládat Písmo Svaté, 19-26. Olomouc: Centrum Aletti, 2008.
  11. Brodňanská, E., P. Dubovský, and H. Panczová. O Nepravej ženskej kráse. Bratislava: Teologická fakulta Trnavskej univerzity, 2007. (About False Women’s Beauty – Translations and Introduction to Tertulian’s writings)
  12. Dubovský, P. “Neo-Assyrian Warfare: Logistics and Weaponry During the Campaigns of Tiglath-Pileser III.” In Proceedings of the International Symposium: Arms and Armour through the Ages, edited by M. Novotná, W. Jobst, M. Dufková, K. Kuzmová and P. Hnila, 61-67. Trnava: Trnavská Univerzita, 2006.
  13. Dubovský, P. “Štruktúra patriarchálnej rodiny v Starom Zákone a jej vplyv na nerozlučnosť manželstva.” In Rodina v súčasnom svete, 9-18. Bratislava: TF TU, 2006. (The Structure of Israelite Patriarchal Family)
  14. Dubovský, P. “Melchizedek a jeho obeta v dejinách biblickej interpretácie.” In Sväté Písmo a Božíkult: Zborník z konferencie s medzinárodnou účasťou, edited by P. Fedor, 39-58. Svit: Katolícke Biblické Dielo, 2006. (Melchizedek and his Offer: History of Interpretation)
  15. Dubovský, P. “Rovnosť v teórii, nerovnosť v praxi: Pohľad Biblie na postavenie muža a ženy.” In Muž a žena z personalistického hľadiska, edited by J. Letz and A. Démuth, 51-58. Trnava: FF TU, 2005. (Gn 1 and Gn 2: Equality in Theory and Oppression in Practice)
  16. Dubovský, P. “Protoevanjelium a mariologická Interpretácia.” In Úcta k presvätej bohorodičke na kresťanskom Východe, 175-89. Košice: Centrum Spirituality Východ-Západ Michala Lacku, 2005. (Gn 3,15: Iconographic Interpretation of the Hebrew Vocabulary)

Articles:

  1. Dubovský, P. "Why Did the Northern Kingdom Fall According to 2 Kings 15?" Bib 95, no. 3 (2014): 321-346.
  2. Dubovský, P. "Did Shalmaneser V Conquer the City of Samaria? An Investigation into the Ma/Ba-Sign in Chronicle 1." Or 80, no. 4 (2011): 423-438.
  3. Dubovský, P. "Povolanie a formácia Petra v evanjeliu podľa Lukáša." Verba Theologica 10 (2011): 88-106.
  4. Dubovský, Peter. "Boží hnev v mezopotámskych kráľovských nápisoch a v Knihe Exodus." StBiSl 2 (2010): 112-22.
  5. Dubovský, P. “Riping Open Pregnant Arab Women: Reliefs in Room L of Ashurbanipal’s North Palace.” Or 78, no. 3 (2009): 394-419.
  6. Dubovský, P. “Historicko-kritická metóda a jej uplatnenie v teologickej reflexii na Slovensku.” StBiSl (2008): 8-17.
  7. Dubovský, P. “Assyrian Downfall through Isaiah’s Eyes (2 Kings 15-23): The Historiography of Representation.” Bib 89 (2008): 1-16.
  8. Dubovský, P. “Conquest and Reconquest of Muṣaṣir in the 8th Century BCE.” SAAB XV (2006): 141-46.
  9. Dubovský, P. “Tiglath-pileser III’s Campaigns in 734-732 B.C.: Historical Background of Isa 7, 2 Kgs 15-16 and 2 Chr 27-28.” Bib 87 (2006): 153-70.
  10. Dubovský, P. “Poklady na Slovenských farách: Latinský text Frankfurtského vydania.” In Studia Biblica Slovaca 2006, edited by B. Štrba, 108-144. Svit: Katolícke Biblické Dielo, 2006. (Discovery of Pagnino’s Bible in Slovakia)
  11. Dubovský, P. “Poklady na Slovenských farách: Frankfurtské vydanie Vatableho úpravy Pagninovho latinského prekladu Biblie.” In Studia Biblica Slovaca 2006, edited by B. Štrba, 145-60. Svit: Katolícke Biblické Dielo, 2006. (Analysis of Pagnino’s Latin Bible)
  12. Dubovský, P. “Postmoderná kríza hodnôt a Kniha Kazateľ.” Teologický časopis IV/2 (2006): 35-50. (Postmodern Crisis and Qohelet)
  13. Dubovský, P. “Výklad Svätého Písma: hermeneutický model založený na teórii štyroch kultúr.” In Studia Biblica Slovaca 2005, 17-38. Svit: Katolícke Biblické Dielo, 2005. (New Hermeneutic Model Based on the Theory of the Four Cultures of the West)
  14. Dubovský, P., and M. Sova. “Návrh transliterácie a prepisu hebrejských spoluhlások a samohlások do slovenčiny.” In Studia Biblica Slovaca 2005, 73-76. Svit: Katolícke Biblické Dielo, 2005. (Transliteration of Hebrew into Slovak Language)
  15. Dubovský, P. “A Sociological Reading of Slavery Legislation in the Covenant Code and Other Biblical and Extra-Biblical Documents.” Studia Aloisiana (2004): 59-75.
  16. Dubovský, P. “Cosmology in 1 Henoch.” Archív Orientální 68 (2000): 205-218.
  17. Dubovský, P. “Roveto Ardente.” Studia Aloisiana (1999): 45-62.

Book reviews:

  1. Young, R. A. Hezekiah in History and Tradition (VTS 155; Leiden – Boston, Brill, 2012) in Bib 9572 (2014): 292-295.
  2. Monroe, L. A. S. Josiah’s Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text (New York – ­Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) in CBQ 74 (2012): 795-796.
  3. Chapman, C. R. The Gendered Language of Warfare in the Israelite-Assyrian Encounter (Harvard Semitic Monographs 62; Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2004) in BiOr 69/1-2, 129-131.
  4. Peetz, M. Abigajil, die Prophetin: Mit Klugheit und Schönheit für Gewaltverzicht: Eine exegetische Untersuchung zu Sam 25 (FB 116; Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 2008) in CBQ 73 (2011): 591-92.
  5. Garbini, G. Scrivere la storia d’Israele: Vicende e memorie ebraiche (Biblioteca di storia e storiografia dei tempi biblici 15; Brescia: Paideia, 2008) in CBQ 72 (2010): 109-110.
  6. Abate, E. La fine del regno di Sedecia (Textos y studios «Cardenal Cisneros» de la Biblia Políglota Matritense 76; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Madrid 2008) in Estudios Bíblicos  67 (2009): 511-13.

Talks and lectures:

  • March 27th-28th, 2015, “Suspicious Similarities: A Comparative Study of the Fall of Samaria and Jerusalem,” International conference “The Fall of Jerusalem and the Rise of the Torah”, PBI, Rome.
  • December 22nd, 2014, “Jeremiah” Center of Spirituality, Ivanka, Slovakia.
  • November 21st-25th,  2014, “How and why the Jerusalem Temple changed? “Historiography” of religious architecture” SBL meeting in San Diego.
  • November 13th, 2014, “Queen of Saba”, lectio magistralis at International Theological Institute, Trumau, Austria.
  • April 24th, 2014, “Solomon’s temple versus Josiah’s temple: the same or different?” Conference at Duke University.
  • April 3rd, 2014, "First Intelligence Services of the World”: Neo-Assyrian Empire (8th-7th c. BCE Iraq); Jesuit Chair Lecture, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
  • September 19th–20th, 2013, Historical Books: Canon, Text, and Inspiration, Biblical Studies East and West: Trends, Challenges, and Perspectives. International conference in Lvov, The Ukraine.
  • September 12th–14th, 2013, Psalm 80, Psalm Workshop in Martin, Slovakia.
  • August 4th–9th, 2013, 1 Kings 6–7: How Many Temples?, IOSOT meeting in Munich.
  • July 7th–11th , 2013, Sennacherib: An Example of the Neo-Assyrian Control of the Levant, ISBL meeting in St. Andrews.
  • November 17th-20th, 2012, Assyrians under the Walls of Jerusalem, SBL meeting in Chicago.
  • October 1st, 2012, Judáš a teológia zrady, Lectio magistralis TF TU, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • September 13th-14th, 2012, The term Hekal and its use in Kings and Psalms; Psalms Through the eyes of their authors and later reception in Badín, Slovakia.
  • February 22nd, 2012, Bibel et Babel, SMEA, CNR-Roma.
  • August 6th-9th 2011, Invasion Reports in 1–2 Kgs: Narrative device or historical facts? CBA meeting Worcester, Mass.
  • July 4th-8th, 2011, Neo-Assyrian Intelligence Network: Old tradition reshaped by the Sargonid Kings. RAI 57th, Roma Università di Sapienza. May 23rd-24th, 2011, The Old Tradition and the New Teacher (Mc 7,1-23). Congress on Law and Freedom in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • November 11th-23rd, 2010, Did Shalmaneser Conquer Samaria. SBL in Atlanta.
  • October 8th-9th, 2010, Rhetorical and Historico-Critical Analysis of Mark. New Testament Seminar in Nitra, Slovakia.
  • September 10th-11th, 2010, Divine Anger in the Book of Exodus. Conference on Exodus ­– Modern Interpretation of an Ancient Book in Badin, Slovakia.
  • July 31st-August 2nd, 2010, Samaritan Lions. CBA Meeting in Los Angeles.
  • July 26th-30th, 2010, Angry Gods Intervene into Human History. 56th RAI in Barcelona.
  • February 12th-14th, 2010, Legal Texts of Ex 21-24. Exodus Seminar in Badin, Slovakia.
  • January 14th-15th, 2010, Mark 14: Literary Analysis. New Testament Seminar in Badin, Slovakia.
  • December 14th-17th 2009, The Last Days of Elam: Analysis of ABL 280. Susa and Elam: Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives in Gent, Belgium.
  • October 9th, 2009, Aktualizovanie Dekalógu v starovekom  Izraeli (Actualization of the Decalogue in the Ancient Israel), Third Congress on Legislative text of the Bible in Nitra, Slovakia.
  • August 1-4th, 2009, Causes of the Downfall of Samaria; CBA Meeting in Omaha, USA.
  • June 30th-July 4th, 2009, Before the Fall; SBL International Meeting in Rome
  • September 24th-26th, 2008, Exegesis of Ex 19; Exodus Seminar in Badin (Slovak Reublic).
  • July 20th-25th, 2008, The Direct Control of the King: The Role of qiāpu Officials in Neo-Assyrian administration; 54th RAI in Würtzburg.
  • May 13th, 2008, Trends in Modern Exegesis, International Symposium on Theology and Bible in Olomouc (Czech Republic).
  • December 21st, 2007, Assyrian Spies in Iraq; Faculty Seminar Organized by the Department of Classical Archaeology at TF TU, Trnava.
  • November 16th-19th, 2007, Cult Area in Korocu Kale: The Results of Archaeological Survey in Eastern Turkey in 2004; Cult and Sanctuary in Antiquity: International Archaeological Congress in Časta, Slovakia, organized by Universities and Institutes of Classical Archaeology Trnava-Konya-Bursa and Slovak Archaeological Society.
  • November 12th-14th, 2007, The Books of Kings in the Light of the Cuneiform Documents; A Series of Lectures at Four Universities in Slovakia organized by the Slovak Ministry of Education.
  • November 24th, 2006, Structure of Patriarchal Family in the Old Testament and and its Influence on marriage; 2nd Conference on Family in the Contemporary World in Bratislava.
  • September 14th, 2006, The siege of Jerusalem from the Assyrian Point of View; Meeting of Studia Biblica Slovaca in Badín.
  • July 17th-21st, 2006, The Role of Intelligence Services in Planning Campaigns: A Case-Study of the Urarto-Cimmerian War and Sargon’s 8th Campaign; 52e Rencontre Assyrologique Internationale in Münster.
  • November 26th, 2005, Protoevangelium and its Mariological Interpretation; International Conference Organized by the Center of Spirituality East-West of Michal Lacko in Košice.
  • November 20th, 2005, Arms and Warfare Techniques in the Neo-Assyrian Period; International Symposium Arms and Armour Through the Ages (form the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity) organized by Universities and Institutes of Classical Archaeology Trnava-Konya-Bursa and Slovak Archaeological Society.
  • October 14th, 2005, Equality in theory inequality in praxis: biblical view of man and woman; International Colloquium Man and Woman from a personalistic point of view organized the Philosophical faculty of Trnava University.
  • April 28th, 2005, Mechanics of Neo-Assyrian Empire: Reconstruction of the Neo-Assyrian Services during the 8th and 7th century B.C.E.; faculty seminar at Trnava University.
  • April 25th, 2005, Melchizedech in the context of Gn 14 and Later Interpretations; International Conference Bible and Cult organized by KBD and GBF Prešov.
  • December 13th, 2004, Post-modern Values in the Context of the Book of Qohelet; faculty seminar at the Catholic University of Slovakia in Ružomberok.
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