V. Rev. Archimandrite Jack Khalil (PhD.)


He is Associate Professor of New Testament Exegesis. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and studied for 3 years as Visiting Fellow at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität in Tübingen, Germany.

He has been teaching at the St john of Damascus Institute of Theology since 2000. Furthermore, he has been visiting Professor at many Orthodox Theological Faculties and Institutes over the world, e.g. University of Athens, University of Thessaloniki, The IOCS (Cambridge), St. Serge (Paris), University of Eastern Finland, The Theological School of the Church of Cyprus, ad the Neapolis University - Paphos in Cyprus.

His main fields of interest are the Epistles of St Paul and the Johannine Literature. He is the author of one book published in Greece, which pioneered the Orthodox exegetical studies of the Justification by Faith according to St Paul in modern times, and has been admitted in two courses as a textbook reference at the University of Thessaloniki since 2005. He also published many research papers and studies in Lebanon, Greece, France, USA, Germany, Belgium, Estonia, Romania and Bulgaria.

Archimandrite Jack Khalil is a member of the Biblical Federation in Lebanon, the Hellenic Society of Biblical Studies, the Revision Committee of the van-Dyck–Boustani Bible Arabic Translation, and the Committee for translating the Liturgical texts in the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch. He is also a Central Committee member in the WCC, a member of the Faith and Order Commission, and, between 2007-2012, he was the Eastern Orthodox representative on the WCC Continuation Committee on “Ecumenism in the 21st Century”. He was the Church representative of the Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East on the Committee of the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches for the Collaboration with the United Bible Societies (2005-2017). 

Archimandrite Jack was the Abbot of Our Lady of Balamand Patriarchal Monastery from 2015 to 2016.

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