Harold Attridge is named Sterling Professor of Divinity

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Harold Attridge

Harold W. Attridge, newly designated as Sterling Professor of Divinity, specializes in New Testament exegesis, the study of Hellenistic Judaism, and the history of the early Church.

The Sterling Professorship is the highest honor bestowed on Yale faculty.

Attridge joined the Yale faculty in 1997. He previously served as the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament and as dean of the Yale Divinity School. His publications include “Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews,” “First-Century Cynicism in the Epistles of Heraclitus,” “The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus,” and “Nag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex,” “Essays on John and Hebrews,” as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. He has edited 11 books, including “Psalms in Community” with Margot Fassler.

Attridge has served on the editorial board member of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Harvard Theological Review, the Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia Commentary Series. He served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2001 and is currently president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

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