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A Retreat for Priests


Beginning with evening prayer on Friday, November 7, 2014, and ending the next day priests from across the country are invited to join the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Franciscan University of Steubenville for a special day of prayer, fellowship, and study focused on “The Joy of the Gospel.”
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A New Wind: Reflections on Pentecost Sunday

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.25.12

The giving of the Spirit to the new people of God crowns the mighty acts of the Father in salvation history.

The Jewish feast of Pentecost called all devout Jews to Jerusalem to celebrate their birth as God’s chosen people, in the covenant Law given to Moses at Sinai (see Leviticus 23:15-21; Deuteronomy 16:9-11).

In today’s First Reading the mysteries prefigured in that feast are fulfilled in the...  [Continue Reading]

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First copy of Nehemiah found in unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls!

Posted by Dr. Michael Barber on 05.22.12

Exciting news!

Anyone familiar with the Dead Sea Scrolls can tell you that portions of nearly every book in the Hebrew Bible are represented in these ancient texts discovered in caves near the Dead Sea.
The only exceptions were the Book of Esther and the Book of Nehemiah; scholars assumed the latter had been written on the same scroll as the Book of Ezra (as was common) but simply hadn’t survived—until...  [Continue Reading]

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Hearing the Call: Reflections on the Ascension of the Lord

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.18.12

In today’s first reading, St. Luke gives the surprising news that there is more of the story to be told. The story did not end with the empty tomb, or with Jesus’ appearances to the Apostles over the course of forty days. Jesus’ saving work will have a liturgical consummation. He is the great high priest, and he has still to ascend to the heavenly Jerusalem, there to celebrate the feast in the true...  [Continue Reading]

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Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization

Posted by Dr. Scott Hahn on 05.17.12

Honored & humbled to receive the “Fr. Michael Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization” here at FUS:

STEUBENVILLE, OH—Recognizing him as a singular gift to the Catholic Church, Franciscan University of Steubenville awarded the Father Michael Scanlan, TOR, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization to world-renowned Scripture scholar, theologian, author, and speaker...  [Continue Reading]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls

Posted by Dr. John Bergsma on 05.14.12

Great Isaiah Scroll
The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaA), Copied c. 125 B.C.

Continuing the series on the text of the Bible:

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Of great interest to textual scholars are the Dead Sea Scrolls, the remains of an Essene library found in caves at the north-west end of the Dead Sea in the late 1940s at a site called Qumran.

The scrolls provide our oldest copies of any portion of Scripture, including a few manuscripts that date to the third century (200s) BC. The majority, however,...  [Continue Reading]

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