École biblique newsletter

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Jérusalem, January 2023


The community of the Saint-Etienne Convent wishes you a good year in 2023.

Major Renovation for the School

This autumn, the École Biblique and the Saint-Etienne convent are embarking on major modernisation work on one of the two student residences on campus. The scale, complexity and cost of the operation deserve some explanation.

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A Holy Land Time for the Prixm Team!

December was the occasion for the PRIXM team to visit the convent of Saint-Etienne, and to introduce the new members to the Dominican community.

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Study Day on Vetus Latina

On Thursday, December 15, the ÉBAF organized a study day on the Vetus Latina, the partial translations of the Bible made by the Fathers of the Church before the Vulgate of Saint Jerome (late fourth century).

The École Biblique at the SBL

Camilla Recalcati, ÉBAF scholarship student, was present at the Society of Biblical Literature, which took place in Denver from 19 to 22 November 2022.

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A Trip to Galilee

For the first study trip of the school year, our students had the chance to go to Galilee.

Led by Friar Yunus Demirci, from the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, they were a small group of 6 to follow this exciting week.

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Upcoming Events:

Thursday Conference:
Thursday January 12, 2022 — 6:00 – 7:00pm — “Talk like an Egyptian: Egyptian influences on LXX-Genesis”
by Camilla Recalcati, PhD student with ÉBAF scholarship
Registration: secretariat.ebaf@gmail.com

*Please note that following the work in the École, the conferences will be held this year in the Winter Chapel.

Conference Les Pépites de la BEST
Wednesday January 18, 2022 — 8:30 – 9:30pm
“Behold, the Virgin shall conceive”
Fr. Jorge Vargas-Corvacho, o.p.

Saturday Tours:
Saturday January 21 — meet at 10:00am
Visit of the Eleona & the Tomb of the Kings

Information & Registration: lesvisitesdusamedi@gmail.com

Review Our Conferences

Couldn’t attend one of our conferences? To watch them, or to watch the lectures of the École biblique, visit our YouTube channel.




Christmas 1972, Bethlehem. Entrance procession of the Latin Patriarch on the forecourt of the Church of the Nativity.

Photo: J. Trebolle, student.