Rev. Christoper Begg, S.T.D., Ph.D., Ph.B.
Ordinary Professor of Biblical Studies
The Katharine Drexel Chair in Religious Studies
Old Testament, Deuteronomistic History, Chronistic History, Josephus
Christopher Begg was born in Washington, D.C., in 1950; he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington on May 14th, 1977. He did his studies of theology and the Old Testament at the University of Louvain, Belgium, where he defended his dissertation for the S.T.D. with an Old Testament concetration in October, 1978. Since the fall of 1982, he has been teaching at what is now the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Catholic University. In the years 1998 - 2003 he served as a member of the International Theological Commission. His particular research interests are the Historical Books of the Old Testament and Josephus' rewriting of the bibilical text.