Faculty Directory

Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Directed Readings in Hebrew
Great Themes of the Bible

Spring 2019

Directed Readings in Hebrew

Other Courses

Intro to the Old Testament
Prayer in the Bible
The Prophets
Social Justice and the Bible
Wisdom Literaturer

Selected Publications

 “Learning from Our (First) Parents,” America - Online Edition (Oct. 24, 2014).

Enjoying the Old Testament. (Rockville, MD: NowYouKnow Media, 2013). 24 half-hour lectures on the Old Testament on DVD and CD format with a study guide.

 “The Gift of the Word,” America 209.14 (Nov. 11, 2013) 15-19.

“Election in Genesis 1,” The Call of Abraham (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 2013) 1-22.

“Genesis 37-50: Joseph Story or Jacob Story?” The Book of Genesis (Leiden: Brill, 2012) 213-30.

Apocalyptic Gladness: Do Not Fear Those End-of-the-Year Lectionary Readings!” America, 207 (18 Dec. 12, 2012) 17-19.

“Genesis” and “Proverbs,” revision of translation, preparation of a new introduction and annotations. New American Bible, revised edition (NABRE). (New York: Oxford University Press [and various publishers], 2011).

“The Psalms,” Introductions and annotations, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (4 ed.; New York: Oxford, 2009) 773-894.

“Isaiah, Book of,” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008) 3.75-91.

“Did It Happen? Is It True? Historicity in the Bible,” America 194.1 (Jan. 2-9, 2006):17-19.

“The Major Prophets, Baruch, and Lamentations,” inThe Catholic Study Bible (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 280-335.

"Psalms 1-72 and Psalms 73-150," (Abingdon Old Testament Commentary; Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2002 and 2003).

“The Exodus in the Christian Bible: the Case for “Figural” Reading,” Theological Studies 63.2 (2002) 345-61

Proverbs: A Commentary (Old Testament Library; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999).