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Rev Dr Vahan Hovhanessian 


In Remembrance of the Lord: A Biblical Introduction, Historical Review and Contemporary Commentary on the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church. New York: St. Vartan Press, 2008.

Third Corinthians: Reclaiming Paul for Christian Orthodoxy. Studies in Biblical Literature. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2000.

Edited Books

The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East (Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition), forthcoming by Peter Lang in 2011.

The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East (Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition), New York, Peter Lang, 2010.

Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Churches of the East, New York, Peter Lang, 2009.

The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church. Introduction & Notes with Modern Armenian and English Translation, Transliteration, and Musical Notation. New York: St. Vartan Press, 1999, with M. Daniel Findikyan et al.

The Armenian Version of the Bible: Translation, Textual Criticism, and Interpretation. The proceedings of the International Conference on the Armenian Version of the Bible, Etchmiadzin, Armenia, 2005, forthcoming, Louvain: Peeters Publishers.

Book Chapters and Articles

“Revisiting the baptism on behalf of the dead in 1 Cor 15:29” forthcoming in Novum Testamentum.

“Corinthians, Third,” Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Roger S. Bagnall, et al (ed.), Oxford, Blackwell, forthcoming in 2011.

“The Commentaries on the Letters of Paul Attributed to Ephrem the Syrian in Armenian Manuscripts,” in The Harp: A Review of Syriac and Oriental Studies XXIV (2009): 311–327.

“A Glance at the Holy Bible in the Armenian Church Traditions,” in Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version. Armenian Church Edition. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2009, pp. xix–xxx.

“Biblical Studies and the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions,” with N. Roddy, in Journal for the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies 1.1 (2008) [On-line:].

“The Canons of the Council of Shahapivan: Introduction and Translation” in the forthcoming issue of Revue des Études Arméniennes.

“The Armenian Version of the Bible,” in Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, George Kurian (ed.), Oxford, Blackwell, 2008.

“The Queen of Sheba’s Questions to Solomon,” in the forthcoming volume: More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, Richard Bauckham and James R. Davila (eds.), St. Andrews University, Scotland.

“Readings from the Apocryphal Third Corinthians in the Church Lectionary,” in: The Armenian Bible: A Symposium Celebrating the 1600th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Armenian Alphabet and the Translation of the Bible into Armenian. Barlow Der Mugrdechian (ed.), Burbank: Western Diocese, 2008, pp. 68–82.

“The Apocryphal Acts of John and the Repose of the Evangelist John,” forthcoming in conference volume for the 2005 International Conference on the occasion of the 1600 anniversary of the Armenian translation of the Bible, in Etchmiadzin, Armenia, ed. Vahan S. Hovhanessian.

“The Repose of the Evangelist John and the Armenian Bible,” forthcoming in conference volume for the 2004 International Conference of the Society of Biblical Literature in Groningen, Netherlands, ed. Pierluigi Piovanelli.

“A Glance at Monasticism in Armenia: History and Relevance,” In Search of the Precious Pearl. Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2004, pp. 45–85.

“The Holy Bible: Its interpretation and influence in shaping early Armenian Christian Life” a chapter in the book: Welcome to the Armenian Church, ed. Michael Kermian, 2004.

“Third Corinthians and the Acts of Paul,” St. Nersess Theological Review, 2/1 (1998): 81–87.

“Old Testament Themes, Characters, and Motifs in the Hymns of the Night Office,” in Major Canticle for the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Fair Lawn, NJ: St. Leon, 1996, pp. 60–78.

 “Introduction: The Breath of God,” Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version. New York, American Bible Society, 1995, pp. 5–11.