Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF) Facultas Scientiarum Biblicarum et Archaeologiae Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology
Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (SBF)
Facultas Scientiarum Biblicarum et Archaeologiae
Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology
The Studium Biblicum Franciscanum was established in 1924 by Father F. Diotallevi, Custos of the Holy Land, as the Order’s center for biblical studies in Jerusalem. The Convent of the Flagellation in Jerusalem was chosen as the Studium‘s base of operation and was adapted to its new purpose. A specialized library was built up, and a Palestinian archaeological museum was created. In 1927, by decision of the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the SBF became an integral part of the study program of the Antonianum College in Rome for courses in Holy Scripture. In 1933, the first archaeological campaign on Mount Nebo (Jordan) was conducted.
On June 14, 1960, the Studium was recognized as the biblical department of the Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum, and on March 15, 1982, the Congregation for Catholic Education erected it as the parallel branch of the Faculty of Theology of the same Athenaeum. On September 4, 2001, the Congregation elevated it to the rank of Faculty of Biblical Sciences and Archaeology. Since January 11, 2005, Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum has the title of Pontifical University “Antonianum.”
In addition to its degree programs leading to both the licentiate (S.S.L.) and the doctorate (S.S.D.), the Studium offers courses leading to specialized diplomas in Oriental Biblical Studies and Archaeology and in Biblical Formation. It also offers, on a yearly basis, a week of theological biblical study and periodically, a program of continuing education for those who serve as spiritual guides to pilgrims.
Associated with the SBF is the Custody of the Holy Land’s School of Theology, the Studium Theologicum Jerosolymitanum (STJ).
|…………………………………….Address:||1 Via Dolorosa
|Tel: (02) 627 04 44 (information)
Tel: (02) 627 04 90 (secretariat)
Fax: (02) 626 45 19
Administration and Faculty:
|Dean:||Rev. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.|
|Senate:||Rev. Massimo Pazzini, O.F.M.|
|Rev. Tomislav Vuk, O.F.M.|
|Rev. Dobromir Jasztal, O.F.M. .|
|Faculty Council:||Rev. Eugenio Alliata|
|Rev. Enrique Bermejo Cabrera|
|Rev. Giovanni Claudio Bottini|
|Rev. Alfio Marcello Buscemi|
|Rev. Daniel Chrupcala|
|Rev. Gregor Geiger|
|Rev. Najib Ibrahim|
|Rev. Dobromir Jasztal|
|Rev. Pietro Kaswalder|
|Rev. Giovanni Loche|
|Rev. Massimo Pazzini|
|Bro. Rosario Pierri|
|Rev. Amedeo Ricco|
|Rev. Tomislav Vuk|
|Secretary:||Rev. Rosario Pierri .|
|Dean’s Council:||Rev. Massimo Pazzini|
|Rev. Tomislav Vuk|
|Bro. Rosario Pierri|
|Librarian:||Rev. Lionel Goh|
|Treasurer:||Rev. Massimo Luca|
|Student Representatives:||the ordinary students elect 2 Student Representatives every academic year|
|Archaeology, field trips to archaeological sites||.
Rev. Eugenio Alliata
|O.T. Exegesis||Rev. Kryszotof Pius Baranowski|
|Greek, N.T. Exegesis||Rev. Piotr Blajer|
|N.T. Exegesis||Rev. Giovanni Claudio Bottini|
|N.T. Exegesis, N.T. Methodology
||Rev. Alfio Marcello Buscemi|
|Semitic languages, O.T. Exegesis||Rev. Gregor Geiger|
|N.T. Exegesis||Rev. Najib Ibrahim|
|O.T. Exegesis, Biblical Geography, field trips to archaeological sites
Rev. Pietro Kaswalder
|Archaeology, Biblical History||Rev. Giovanni Loche|
|Field trips to archaeological sites
||Rev. Massimo Luca|
|N.T. Exegesis, Biblical Aramaic||Rev. Matteo Munari|
|Semitic languages||Rev. Massimo Pazzini|
|Greek||Rev. Rosario Pierri|
|O.T. Methodology, Akkadian language||Rev. Tomislav Vuk|
Visiting Professors: Every year the Studium invites a number of esteemed professors from various Faculties of Biblical Studies who give their contribution as part of the teaching staff.
|….. Emeritus Professors:||Rev. Giovanni Bissoli
Rev. Metodio Brlek
Rev. Stanislao Loffreda
Rev. Frédéric Manns Rev. Alviero Niccacci
Rev. Virginio Ravanelli
Rev. Basilio Talatinian
Liber Annuus, Annual journal of studies and research. Publishes biblical, linguistic and archaeological studies. It also includes preliminary reports on the excavations conducted by the professors of the SBF and their collaborators from other scholarly institutions of Israel and elsewhere.
Collectio Maior, Final reports on archaeological excavations, historical-archaeological monographs, and miscellaneous works on biblical, patristic and archaeological studies.
Collectio Minor, Archaeological excavations, monuments and texts of early Christianity in the Middle East.
Analecta, Exegetical and patristic research, texts for studying biblical languages.
Museum, Monographs and studies concerning the collections and exhibits of the SBF Museum.
Guides, Illustrations of archaeological sites