Anthony Raymond Ceresko

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Anthony Raymond Ceresko
Born (1942-08-20)August 20, 1942
Detroit, United States
Died August 13, 2005(2005-08-13)
Tagaytay, Philippines
Other names Anthony Ceresko
Education


Parents

Mother: Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Tyrie Ceresko

Father: Dr. Anthony
Church Roman Catholic Church
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales
Ordained 12 September 1970
Writings See Contents - 3.Writings
Offices held
Professor of Old Testament
Title Reverend Doctor
Notes
Data as of March 2009

Anthony Raymond Ceresko (1942–2005) was an Old Testament scholar.

History[edit]

Ceresko was born in Detroit, Michigan on 20 August 1942.[1] After completing studies at the local Salesian High School in Detroit, Ceresko entered the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in Childs, Maryland and was professed on 21 August 1962.[1]

Studies[edit]

He studied at the Niagara University, Lewiston in North America and graduated in 1967.[1] Ceresko was later sent to The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. in 1970 where he studied Bachelor of Sacred Theology (STB) and Licentiate of Sacred Theology (STL).[1]

Ceresko obtained a doctorate from the Pontifical Biblical Institute.[1] His thesis was Job 29:31 in the light of Northwest Semitic - A Translation and Philological Commentary.[2]

Writings[edit]

  • Job 29:31 in the light of Northwest Semitic - A Translation and Philological Commentary[2]
  • Introduction to the Old Testament: a Liberation Perspective[3]
  • Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom - A Spirituality for Liberation[4]

Teacher[edit]

North America[edit]

Ceresko first taught at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan.[1] He later moved to Canada and was Professor of Scripture at University of St. Michael's College, Toronto.[1]

Asia[edit]

In 1991, Ceresko moved to India and was Professor of Old Testament at St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bengaluru.

In 1999, Ceresko volunteered to teach in the Divine Word Seminary in Tagaytay, Philippines.[1]

Scholarship[edit]

Along with Thomas P. Wahl, Ceresko co-edited the notes on Zephaniah, Nahum, Habakkuk in the second edition of the New Jerome Biblical Commentary, and wrote the notes on Jonah.[5]

In addition, Ceresko's other articles in journals include:

  • The Function of 'Order' (Sedeq) and 'Creation' in the Book of Proverbs with Some Implications for Today.[6]
  • The Rhetorical Strategy of the Fourth Servant Song (Isaiah 52:13-53:12): Poetry and the Exodus-New Exodus[7]
  • The Abcs of Wisdom in Psalm xxxiv[8]
  • A Note on Psalm 63: A Psalm of Vigil[8]
  • A Poetic Analysis of Ps 105, with Attention to Its Use of Irony[8]
  • Prayers for Times of Distress[8]
  • Psalm 121: A Prayer of a Warrior ?[8]
  • Psalm 149: Poetry, Themes (Exodus and Conquest), and Social Function[8]
  • The Sage in the Psalms." The Sage in Israel and the Ancient near East[8]
  • The Function of Chiasmus in Hebrew Poetry[8]
  • Psalm 149: Poetry, Themes (Exodus and Conquest), and Social Function[8]
  • St. Francis de Sales - Spiritual Directory for a New Century: Re-interpreting the Direction of Intention[9]
  • To reward them afterwards - Eschatology and St. Francis de Sales - Direction of Intention or Right Intending of Deeds[9]
Academic offices
Preceded by
Professor of Old Testament

Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay
1999-2005

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Professor of Old Testament

St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bengaluru
1991-1999

Succeeded by

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Bondings, a Newsletter of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Toledo-Detroit Province, Volume 18, Issue 4, Fall 2005.[1]
  2. ^ a b Anthony Raymond Ceresko, Job 29:31 in the light of Northwest Semitic - A Translation and Philological Commentary, Biblical Institute Press, Rome, 1980. [2]
  3. ^ Anthony Raymond Ceresko, Introduction to the Old Testament: a Liberation Perspective, Orbis Books, 2001.[3]
  4. ^ Anthony Raymond Ceresko, Introduction to Old Testament Wisdom - A Spirituality for Liberation, Orbis Books, 1999.[4]
  5. ^ Raymond E. Brown, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Roland E. Murphy (Ed.), New Jerome Biblical Commentary, Second Edition, Chapman, London, 1990.
  6. ^ Ted Hildebrandt, Proverbs: Rough and working Bibliography, 2005
  7. ^ Catholic Biblical Quarterly 56.1 (1994): 42-55
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Ted Hildebrandt, Psalms Bibliography, 2005
  9. ^ a b Anthony Raymond Ceresko, To reward them afterwards - Eschatology and St. Francis de Sales - Direction of Intention or Right Intending of Deeds, Indian Journal of Spirituality, Volume 16/3, 2003, pp.316-335.[5]
Further reading