Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins and Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages.
Rev. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Archbishop Demetrios Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, joined Holy Cross in 1998 and became tenured professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages in 2009.
His work concentrates on two areas: Christian Bible, text and interpretation, as well as Semitic languages and civilizations.
Fr. Pentiuc’s current research focuses on the Bible reception and interpretation in Orthodox Christianity (Eastern/Byzantine and Oriental), more specifically the discursive (i.e., patristic commentaries) and imagistic (i.e., liturgical media: aural [hymnography, lectionaries, homilies] and visual [iconography, liturgical acts]) modes of interpretation.
Fr. Eugen is currently working on a new book under contract with Oxford University Press, titled Hearing and Seeing the Scriptures: Liturgical Exegesis of the Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition, seeking to identify some of the hermeneutical procedures at work in so-called “liturgical exegesis” of the Bible.