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Silviu Bunta

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies


Email: Silviu Bunta
Phone: 937-229-4315
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Dr. Bunta holds a B.A. degree in theology from the University of Sibiu (Romania), a M.A. degree in biblical studies from the University of Oradea (Romania), and a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Marquette University.

Faculty Perspective

Dr. Bunta specializes in the study of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins, focusing particularly on mystical trends in pseudepigraphic and apocalyptic literature. Dr. Bunta coordinates within the department a seminar dedicated to "Trends of Ancient Jewish and Christian Mysticism" (the seminar's website is located at He is also an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature.


  • Ph.D., Marquette University

Research Interests

  • Judaism in the Hellenistic and Roman period
  • Conceptions of the divine in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Judaism
  • Paradigms of exalted humanity in Second Temple literature
  • Divine mediator traditions
  • Pseudepigraphic literature
  • The Dead Sea scrolls

Selected Publications

Dr. Bunta has recently published several articles in the field of Jewish and Christian mysticism in edited volumes and scholarly journals such as, Henoch, the Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and the Journal for the Study of Judaism