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Fr. Thomas Esposito, O. Cist.

Fr. Thomas Esposito completed his doctorate in Biblical Theology at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.  He teaches at the Cistercian Preparatory School as well as the University of Dallas, offering courses in both the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Greek, and World Religions. 


S.S.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome  
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
S.T.B., Pontifical Athenaeum Sant'Anselmo, Rome
B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas 

Recent Courses

THE 1301 Understanding the Bible
THE 1312 Elementary Biblical Hebrew
THE 2313 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew
THE 3321 Pentateuch
THE 3322 Old Testament Prophets
THE 3324 Synoptic Gospels
THE 3326 Paul and Acts of the Apostles
THE 4V57 Biblical Greek
THE 4V57 Christianity Among World Religions
THE 4321 Apocalyptic Literature
THE 5304 Apocalyptic Literature
THE 6321 Pentateuch
THE 6322 Old Testament Prophets
THE 6324 Synoptic Gospels
CLG 3334 Biblical Greek
IPS 8316 The Bible

Selected Publications


"The Last Supper and the Lord's Supper:  Paul and the Eucharist in 1 Corinthians 11", The Bible Today 57.6 (2019) 359-365.

"The Witnesses of the Resurrection:  Luke 24:1-12", in The Glenstal Companion to the Easter Vigil (ed. Martin Browne and Luke Macnamara) (Dublin: Dominican Publications, 2019) 161-170.

"Peter and Paul", in People and Places of the Roman Past:  The Educated Traveller's Guide (ed. Peter Hatlie) (Leeds:  ARC Humanities Press 2019) 199-209.

"The Spiritual Experience of St. Paul in the Monastic Theology of St. Bernard", Letter & Spirit 12 (2017) 143-169.

"El ministerio de la misericordia de Jesús en las comidas", Reseña Biblica 90 (2016) 21-28.

"God and the Wind in Qoheleth 3, 15", Biblische Notizen 167 (2015) 79-97.

"Re-examing Paul's Use of Ektrõma in 1 Corinthians 15:8", Maynooth Theological Journal  3.1 (2013) 2-9.

"The Way from Emmaus to Us", Communio 37.1 (2010) 129-148.


The Roots that Clutch:  Letters on the Origins of Things (Wipf and Stock:  Oregon, 2018)

Jesus' Meals with Pharisees and Their Liturgical Roots (Analecta Biblica 209) (Gregorian and Biblicum Press: Rome, 2015).

Letters of Fire (St. Paul's:  New York, 2015)

Book Reviews:

Sinners and Sinfulness in Luke:  A Study of Direct and Indirect References in the Initial Episodes of Jesus' Activity.  By Slawomir Szkredka (WUNT II/434) (Tübingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2017).  Catholic Biblical Quarterly 81.4 (2019) 747-748.

Devotions on the Greek New Testament:  52 Reflections to Inspire and Instruct, Vol. 2. (ed. Paul N. Jackson( Grand Rapids, MI:  Zondervan, 2017. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 81.2 (2019) 361-362.

John:  An Earth Bible Commentary:  Supposing Him to be the Gardener.  By Margaret Daly-Denton.  London:  Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2017.  Irish Theological Quarterly 83.3 (2018) 272-274.

Jesus and the Last Supper.  By Brant Pitre.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Eerdmans, 2015.  Irish Theological Quarterly 81.4 (2016) 426-427. 


A Word to Enkindle", 
The Texas Catholic (monthly; 2014-present).


Pontifical Biblical Commission, The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture (Liturgical Press:  Collegeville, MN, 2014). * With Stephen Gregg and Fearghus O'Fearghail.


Brant Pitre, Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 2015), for Irish Theological Quarterly