Professor Emeritus of Old Testament
Richard J. Clifford, S.J., a native of Lewiston, Maine, Professor of Old Testament, and Jesuit priest, taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008, and at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry from 2008 to the present. He is a graduate of Boston College (A.B., M.A.), Weston Jesuit School of Theology (S.T.L.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He was General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former President of the Catholic Biblical Association. A former President of Weston Jesuit School of Theology, he was Founding Dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry from 2008-2010. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he is also active in adult education in various New England dioceses.
Thus Says the Lord: The Prophets in the Liturgy (Chicago, IL: Liturgy Training Publications, 2021).
“Toward a Precise Translation of Psalm 115,1,” Biblische Zeitschrift 66.2 (2022), 293-301.
“Revisiting Psalm 63,” Biblische Notizen 191.4 (2021) 89-97 “
2 Isaiah,” The Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, 3rd ed., ed. John J. Collins et al. (T. & T. Clark, 2022), 845-861.
“Changing Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament,” Theological Studies 82.3 (2021) 509-530.
“‘For Many’ or ‘For All’ in the Words of Consecration?” Worship 95 (April 2021) 148-54.
“Creation ex nihilo in the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible,” eds. G. A. Anderson and M. Bockmuhl, Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2021) 55-76.
“A Second Look at Psalm 84,4,” Biblica 102.1 (2021) 126-130.
“The book of Ruth reminds us to take seriously the lives of ordinary people,” America Media Online, February 8, 2021. https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2021/02/08/book-ruth-old-testament-lessons-239327