Prof.
Jean-Pierre Sonnet
Pontifical Gregorian University

Prof. Jean-Pierre Sonnet is professor of Hebrew Bible at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, where he teaches biblical narrative poetics and biblical poetry. Ordained as a Jesuit catholic priest, he holds an M.A. in comparative literature from the Catholic University of Louvain, an M.A. in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome (with a special formation in Jewish biblical interpretation at the Ratisbonne Center, Jerusalem), and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. He is the author of The Book within the Book (Brill 1997), focused on the relationship between embedding and embedded book in Deuteronomy, and a commentary on the book of Ruth, À l’ombre de ses ailes. Le livre de Ruth. Une lecture narrative (2021). He is co-editor (with Peter Dubovskẏ and Dominik Markl) of The Fall of Jerusalem and the Rise of the Torah (Mohr Siebeck 2015). Sonnet also writes poetry and has authored a series of works in which he gives voice to the voice of Scripture. The last one is entirely centered on Jerusalem, La ville où tout homme est né (Le Taillis Pré 2021).

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January 26, 2022

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