Rev. Silviu Nicolae Bunta holds a B.Div. degree in Orthodox theology from the University of Sibiu (Romania), an M.A. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament from the University of Oradea (Romania), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament under the guidance of Deirdre Dempsey from Marquette University (USA). He is currently an Associate Professor in Scripture at the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a Visiting Associate Professor at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Yonkers (New York). He has published and lectured on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the ascetical-mystical traditions and scriptural hermeneutics of early Judaism, as well as the ancient Christian and Orthodox reading of the Scriptures.