Dr. Nicolae Roddy, Ph.D.


Dr. Nicolae Roddy is Professor of Theology at Creighton University, a top-ranked Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Nebraska, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Hebrew Bible / Older Testament. For the past eighteen years, he has served as co-director and area supervisor for the Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project (CBEP), an archaeological site located at the foot of the Golan Heights near the Sea of Galilee. Dr. Roddy also co-directs the Virtual World Project, a web-based virtual reality resource dedicated to Syro-Palestinian archaeology (www.virtualworldproject.org) and serves as the Rocky Mountains/Great Plains regional coordinator for the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). In addition to serving as a member of the OCABS Board, Dr. Roddy serves as Senior Editor for JOCABS, the journal of OCABS, and co-secretary of the OCABS Society for the Study of Scripture.

Dr. Roddy earned the Master of Arts in Theology from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (1989) and the Ph.D. from the University of Iowa (1999), having completed his dissertation research as a Fulbright Scholar to Romania during the 1994-1995 academic year. Since that time he has presented academic papers throughout Romania and Israel, as well as Berlin, Vienna, Rome, and Amsterdam. He is the author of The Romanian Version of the Testament of Abraham: Text, Translation, and Cultural Context (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001) and two edited works: Words of a Shepherd: The Life and Writings of Protostavrophor Vojislav Dosenovich (Jordanville, NY: Holy Trinity Monastery, 2006) and the Festschrift in Honor of Professor Paul Nadim Tarazi: Studies in the Old Testament (New York: Peter Lang, 2012). In addition, he has authored numerous book chapters and journal articles and is currently writing a book on biblical anthropology. Of Romanian heritage, Dr. Roddy is an active member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Omaha. He is married to Alexandra Roddy, formerly of Bucharest, Romania, and has five children. You may contact Nicolae by email at nroddy@creighton.edu.