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Catherine Petrany Briola, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Ph.D. in Biblical Studies/Hebrew Bible, Fordham University

M.A. in Systematic Theology, Fordham University

B.A. in Philosophy, Marshall University 


Psalms and Wisdom Literature

Women of the Old Testament


Biblical Apocalypse

Sinners and Saints of the Bible

Research Interests

Book of Psalms

Biblical Wisdom Literature

Selected Publications

Pedagogy, Prayer and Praise: The Wisdom of the Psalms and Psalter. Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe 83. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

“Fathers, Mothers, Sons, and Silence: Rhetorical Reconfiguration in Proverbs.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 50/3 (2020): 154-160.

“Benedictine Silence in a Pandemic Classroom,” Church Life Journal, (August 12, 2020).

“Words Fail Me: Silence, Wisdom, and Liturgy in Psalm 73.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 13/1, (2019): 113-127.

“Woman Wisdom Rejoices in Proverbs 8:30-31.” The Bible Today 57/5, (2019): 283-288.