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Rev Dr Martin Micallef OFMCap is the Head of the Department of Sacred Scriptures, Hebrew and Greek of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Malta. He is a full-time lecturer, mainly in New Testament areas (The Gospel of John, The Letters of John, the Book of Revelation, Symbolism and Theology in the Gospel of John, Anti-Semitism in the New Testament, Foundations of Theology – New Testament). He forms part of the PhD Committee within the same Faculty, and he is the chief editor of the Melita Theologica, the official journal of the Faculty.

Rev Micallef studied at the University of Malta, graduating (SThB Melit). He pursued his post-graduate studies in Sacred Scripture at the University of Oxford where he obtained a Masters in Theology (MSt Oxon) with the dissertation: “The Obedience of Christ in the Commentary on the Gospel of John by Cyril of Alexandria: An Examination of the validity of Doctrinal Presuppositions in Biblical Studies.” In 2009 he successfully defended the Doctoral Thesis: “The Importance of ‘zeteo’ in the Gospel of John” (SThD Melit) under the supervision of Rev Dr Anthony Abela and Rev Prof Johannes Beutler SJ.

Rev Micallef is the Secretary to the Commission for the Revision of the Bible in Maltese and an Academic member of the Malta Bible Society (since 1999). As a Biblical scholar he has participated in a number of international Conferences and Seminars, and regularly gives Retreats and Talks on Biblical subjects to the local clergy, members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life, and to the general public. He was a regular contributor in local papers (2000-2004) and on the Media.

He is the author of a number of books and the editor of Kliem il-Hajja, a quarterly publication which includes a daily Biblical reading and reflection (circulation 20,000 copies), and currently runs a Biblical Library at the Floriana Capuchin Friary. For four years he served as secretary to the English European Capuchin Conference, and now holds the office of Archivist and Secretary of the Maltese Franciscan Capuchin Province.

Books

  • Catalogue and Directory of the Capuchin Friars Minor, Province of St Paul the Apostle Malta 1995, Malta 1995.
  • It-Trinita, Misteru ta’ Mhabba, Malta 2000.
  • Meta Alla jiskot! Riflessjonijiet Biblici dwar l-Evangelju tal-Hdud tas-Sena A (= Edizzjoni Klabb Qari Nisrani 86), Malta 2003.
  • Il-Misteri tad-Dawl, Riflessjonijiet Biblici u Talb, Malta 2003.
  • Meta Alla jieqaf. Riflessjonijiet Biblici dwar l-Evangelju tal-Hdud tas-Sena B (= Edizzjoni Klabb Qari Nisrani 89) Malta 2004.
  • Catalogue and Directory of the Capuchin Friars Minor, Province of St Paul the Apostle Malta 2005, Malta 2005.
  • Meta Gesu falla, Riflessjonijiet Biblici dwar l-Evangelju tal-Hdud tas-Sena C (= Edizzjoni Klabb Qari Nisrani 93) Malta 2005.
  • The Importance of ‘zeteo’ in the Gospel of John, Excerpt from Thesis presented for the Degree of Sacred Theology, Malta 2010.
  • L-Isqof Francis Baldacchino, Hjiel Bijografiku, Malta 2010.
  • Bishop Francis Baldacchino, First Bishop of Malindi – Kenya, Biographical Impressions, Malta 2010.
  • It-Talb fl-Evangelju skont San Luqa u fl-Atti tal-Appostli (= Sensiela Il-Bibbja 4), Malta 2010.   

Articles in Books

  • Il-Parabbola ta’ l-imhabba tal-Missier (Lq 15, 11-32), in Inqum u mmur ghand il-Missier, Ghaqda Biblika Maltija, Sena ghall-Qari tal-Bibbja 2000-2002, Malta 2000, 11-30.
  • Christological insights in the Commentary of the Gospel of St John by Cyril of Alexandria, in In Joyful and Serene Service of his Lord’s Word. In memory of Rev Dr Joseph Calleja OFMConv (= Melita Theologica, Supplementary Series 5), edited by Anthony Abela, Malta 2004, 139-159.
  • Katekezi fuq il-Kmandamenti. Aspett Bibliku, in Harsa ta’ mhabba, il-Kmandamenti fil-hajja tan-nisrani (= Jum il-Mulej, Katekezi), Malta 2002.
  • Jghix Kristu gewwa fija (Gal 2, 15-21), in Ix-xabla tal-Ispirtu ta’ Alla, Siltiet mill-Ittri ta’ San Pawl ghall-Meditazzjoni u t-talb skont il-metodu tal-Lectio Divina, editur Dun Pawl Sciberras, Malta 2008, 41-49.
  • Abba! Missier! (Gal 4, 4-10), in Ix-xabla tal-Ispirtu ta’ Alla, Siltiet mill-Ittri ta’ San Pawl ghall-Meditazzjoni u t-talb skont il-metodu tal-Lectio Divina, editur Dun Pawl Sciberras, Malta 2008, 51-60

Articles in Journals

  • Nohlom fuq il-Knisja, in Dawl Frangiskan, 100 (Mejju 1990) 16-18.
  • Marija, Sinjal ta’ ghaqda jew ta’ firda? in Dawl Frangiskan, 104 (Novembru 1990) 8-9.
  • Kristu l-Haruf ta’ l-Ghid taghna, in Dawl Frangiskan, 109 (April 1991) 5-7.
  • Hbatna ma’ sikka, in Dawl Frangiskan, 147 (Frar 1995) 12-14.
  • It-Twelid ta’ Gesu … Imma kif? … x’gara? … u fejn?, in Dawl Frangiskan, 155 (Dicembru 1996) 8-10.
  • Ghaliex sallbu lil Gesu? in Dawl Frangiskan, 158 (Frar 1996) 2-4.
  • Araw il-Haruf ta’ Alla. Riflessjonijiet fuq l-aspett sagrifikali fir-Raba’ Evangelju, in Dawl Frangiskan, Studju Bibliku, 168 (Marzu 1997) 12-15.
  • Araw il-Haruf ta’ Alla. Riflessjonijiet fuq l-aspett sagrifikali fir-Raba’ Evangelju, in Dawl Frangiskan, Studju Bibliku n.2, 169 (April 1997) 12-13.
  • Araw il-Haruf ta’ Alla. Riflessjonijiet fuq l-aspett sagrifikali fir-Raba’ Evangelju, in Dawl Frangiskan, Studju Bibliku n.3, 170 (Mejju 1997) 12-14.
  • L-Evangelista li jghemez. Riflessjonijiet fuq it-titlu ta’ Krisu Re fir-Raba’ Evangelju, L-Ewwel Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 174 (Novembru 1997) 2-4.
  • L-Evangelista li jghemez. Riflessjonijiet fuq it-titlu ta’ Krisu Re fir-Raba’ Evangelju, It-Tieni Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 175 (Dicembru 1997) 2-3.
  • Id-Difna ta’ Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Gwann, in Dawl Frangiskan, 179 (April 1998) 5-7.
  • Pentekoste mfawwar bl-ilma u mhux jaqbad bin-nar, Riflessjonijiet fuq l-Ispirtu s-Santu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Gwann, in Dawl Frangiskan, 180 (Mejju 1998) 12-15.
  • ‘Ghad taraw hwejjeg akbar minn dawn!’ Riflessjonijiet fuq l-Inkarnazzjoni fl-Evangelju ta’ San Gwann, in Dawl Frangiskan, 185 (Dicembru 1998) 12-14.
  • L-Iben il-Hali jew il-Missier il-Hali? Studju fuq il-Parabbola ta’ ‘L-Iben il-Hali’ (Lq 15,11-32), in Knisja 2000, 48 (Jannar-Marzu 1999) 48-68.
  • Imsejhin biex inkunu l-melh u d-dawl tad-dinja. Il-Hames Hadd Matul is-Sena, in Lehen is-Sewwa, 6 ta’ Frar 1999, 16.
  • X’mehtieg biex nirtu s-Saltna. Is-Sitt Hadd Matul is-Sena, in Lehen is-Sewwa, 13 ta’ Frar 1999, 16.
  • Irridu bilfors naghzlu bejn Alla u x-xitan. L-Ewwel Hadd tar-Randan, in Lehen is-Sewwa, 20 ta’ Frar 1999, 16.
  • Il-hajja tan-nisrani hija mmarkata wkoll mis-salib. It-Tieni Hadd tar-Randan, in Lehen is-Sewwa, 27 ta’ Frar 1999, 16.
  • Qalghu lill-Mulej mill-qabar, Riflessjonijiet fuq il-qawmien ta’ Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Gwann, in Dawl Frangiskan, 189 (April 1999) 4-5.
  • The validity of doctrinal presuppositions in biblical exegesis, in The Sunday Times, May 30, 1999, 36.
  • “Kien jehtieg li naghmlu festa’, in Dawl Frangiskan, 195 (Dicembru 1999) 8-10. 15.
  • Il-hasil tar-riglejn fl-Evangelju ta’ San Gwann, in Dawl Frangiskan, 199 (April 2000) 5-7.
  • Riflessjonijiet Biblici ghall-Ewwel Gimgha tal-Avvent, in Avvent tas-Sena 2000, Riflessjonijiet ghal kuljum imnebbha mil-Liturgija tal-Kelma, Kurja tal-Arcisqof, Floriana, Dicembru 2000, 3-9.
  • Introduzzjoni ghall-Evangelju, L-Ewwel Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 206 (Jannar 2001) 12-13.
  • Kif inkiteb l-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, It-Tieni Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 207 (Frar 2001) 12-14.
  • Kif inhu mqassam l-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, It-Tielet Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 208 (Marzu 2001) 12-14.
  • Ghal min inkiteb l-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, Ir-Raba’ Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 209 (April 2001) 12-14.
  • L-Uzu tat-Testment il-Qadim fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, Il-Hames Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 210 (Mejju 2001) 12-14.
  • Il-Geneologija fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, Is-Sitt Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 211 (Gunju-Lulju 2001) 12-14.
  • L-isem ta’ Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, Is-Seba’ Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 212 (Awissu-Settembru 2001) 12-14.
  • It-titli ta’ Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, It-Tmien Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 213 (Ottubru 2001) 12-14
  • Kif Alla jahsibha fuq Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, Id-Disa’ Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 214 (Novembru 2001) 12-14.
  • Id-Diskorsi ta’ Gesu fl-Evangelju ta’ San Mattew, L-Ghaxar Parti, in Dawl Frangiskan, 215 (Dicembru 2001) 12-14.
  • Riflessjonijiet Biblici ghat-Tielet Gimgha tal-Avvent, in Avvent tas-Sena 2001, Riflessjonijiet ghal kuljum imnebbha mil-Liturgija tal-Kelma, Kurja tal-Arcisqof, Floriana, Dicembru 2001, 12-17.
  • Il-karatteristici tal-komunita nisranija ewlenija fl-Atti ta’ l-Appostli, in Knisja 2000, 60 (April-Gunju 2002) 5-31.
  • Imwieled minn mara, in Madonna ta’ Pinu, 123 (Ottubru-Dicembru 2002) 3-4.
  • Il-Maghmudija ta’ Gesu, l-Ewwel Misteru tad-Dawl, in Dawl Frangiskan, 227 (Frar 2003) 14-15.
  • It-Tieg f’Kana tal-Galilija, It-Tieni Misteru tad-Dawl, in Dawl Frangiskan, 228 (Marzu 2003) 14-15.
  • Gesu Kristu jhabbar is-Saltna ta’ Alla u jsejjah ghall-indiema, It-Tielet Misteru tad-Dawl, in Dawl Frangiskan, 229 (April 2003) 14-15.
  • It-Trasfigurazzjoni ta’ Gesu, Ir-Raba’ Misteru tad-Dawl, in Dawl Frangiskan, 230 (Mejju 2003) 10-12.
  • Gesu jwaqqaf l-Ewkaristija, Il-Hames Misteru tad-Dawl, in Dawl Frangiskan, 231 (Gunju-Lulju 2003) 10-12.
  • It-Talba preferita tal-Papa, in Dawl Frangiskan, 232 (Awissu-Settembru 2003) 10-11.
  • Kliem il-Hajja, 30 Sena ta’ servizz lill-Kelma ta’ Alla, in Dawl Frangiskan, 237 (Frar 2004) 22-24.
  • Kliem il-Hajja – 30 years spreading God’s message, in The Sunday Times, February 1, 2004, 38.
  • Mill-film tal-Passjoni ghall-Evangelji tal-Passjoni, in Il-Gens Illum, 20 ta’ Marzu 2004, 16-17.
  • Gesu jimxi fuq il-bahar (Mt 14,22-33), in Tereza, Rivista Enciklopedika ta’ Spiritwalita, Sena1 Harga 3 (Lulju-Settembru 2004) 169-181.
  • L-aghma ta’ Geriko (Mk 10,46-52), in Tereza, Rivista Enciklopedika ta’ Spiritwalita, Sena 1 Harga 3 (Lulju-Settembru 2004) 215-231.
  • Pinzellati li jgeghluk tahseb u tixtarr, in Il-Gens Illum, 16 ta’ Ottubru 2004, 13.
  • ‘Dan hu Gismi li jinghata ghalikom’, l-aspett sagrifikali ta’ l-Ewkaristija, in Dawl Frangiskan, 248 (Marzu 2005) 10-11.
  • Kienu jaqsmu l-hobz fi djarhom, l-aspett ta’ komunjoni fl-Ewkaristija (1), in Dawl Frangiskan, 249 (April 2005) 14-15.
  • Amen – it is finished, in The Sunday Times, April 17, 2005, 44.
  • Kollox hu mitmum. Amen, in Dawl Frangiskan, 250 (Mejju 2005) 4-8.
  • L-Interpretazzjoni Biblika ta’ Santu Wistin: Kontribut ghall-Anti-Semitizmu? in Knisja 2000, 72 (April-Gunju 2005) 21-35.
  • Kienu jaqsmu l-hobz fi djarhom, l-aspett ta’ komunjoni fl-Ewkaristija (2), in Dawl Frangiskan, 251 (Gunju-Lulju 2005) 14-15.19.
  • Igbru l-frak li baqa’, l-aspett ta’ radd il-hajr fl-Ewkaristija, in Dawl Frangiskan, 252 (Awissu-Settembru 2005) 14-15.
  • Igbru l-frak li baqa’ (3), l-aspett ta’ radd il-hajr fl-Ewkaristija, in Dawl Frangiskan, 253 (Ottubru 2005) 14-15.
  • L-Immakulata Kuncizzjoni fl-affresk ta’ Giotto, in Tota Pulchra, Frangiskani Konventwali, Victoria, 24 (Dicembru 2005), 94-96.
  • Gejna Nqimuh, Editorjal, in Dawl Frangiskan, 256 (Jannar 2006) 3.
  • Il-qawwa ta’ Kristu Gesu fil-Kelma tieghu, in Rivista ta’ Spiritwalita, 135 (Jannar-Marzu 2006) 3-7.
  • The Judas manuscript: is it Gospel? in The Times, April 15, 2006, 26-27.
  • Id-dispozizzjoni tal-qalb ghas-smigh tal-Kelma ta’ Alla, in Rivista ta’ Spiritwalita, 136 (April-Gunju 2006) 3-8.
  • It-tifsira tal-Kelma ta’ Alla fl-episodju tad-Dixxipli ta’ Ghemmaws, in Rivista ta’ Spiritwalita, 137 (Lulju-Settembru 2006) 3-9.
  • Il-kelma tal-Mulej fil-kelma ta’ Alla, in Rivista ta’ Spiritwalita, 138 (Ottubru-Dicembru 2006) 3-8.
  • Kif inkitbet il-Bibbja, in Dawl Frangiskan, 267 (Frar 2007) 12-13.
  • Ghaliex inkitbu l-Evangelji, in Dawl Frangiskan, 268 (Marzu 2007) 12-13.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (3), in Dawl Frangiskan, 269 (April 2007) 12-13.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (4), in Dawl Frangiskan, 270 (Mejju 2007) 12-13.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (5), in Dawl Frangiskan, 271 (Gunju-Lulju 2007) 12-13.
  • Id-dixxipulat fir-Raba’ Evangelju, in Tereza, Rivista Enciklopedika ta’ Spiritwalita, Sena 4 Harga 3 (Lulju-Settembru 2007) 71-80.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (6), in Dawl Frangiskan, 272 (Awissu-Settembru 2007) 14-15.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (7), in Dawl Frangiskan, 273 (Ottubru 2007) 14-15.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (8), in Dawl Frangiskan, 274 (Novembru 2007) 14-15.
  • Kif inkitbu l-Evangelji (9), in Dawl Frangiskan, 275 (Dicembru 2007) 14-15.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (1), ‘Int hawn, Inti li qieghed taqleb lil Izrael ta’ taht fuq’, in Dawl Frangiskan, 282 (Awissu-Settembru 2008) 24-25.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (2), ‘Dawn l-Ittri fihom xi hwejjeg li huma tqal biex wiehed jifhimhom’ (2 Pt 3,16), in Dawl Frangiskan, 283 (Ottubru 2008) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (3), ‘Twelidt fil-poplu ta’ Izrael, mit-tribu ta’ Benjamin, Lhudi mil-Lhud’ (Fil 3,5), in Dawl Frangiskan, 284 (Novembru 2008) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (4), ‘Jien ghallimtkom dak li tghallimt jien’ (1 Kor 15,3), in Dawl Frangiskan, 285 (Dicembru 2008) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (5), ‘Ma rridx li ma tkunux tafu, huti, dan il-misteru’ (Rum 11,25), in Dawl Frangiskan, 286 (Jannar 2009) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (6), ‘Trejjqu b’xi haga ta’ l-ikel; dan jiswielkom ghal sahhitkom’ (Atti 27,34), in Dawl Frangiskan, 287 (Frar 2009) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (7), ‘Ahna nxandru ‘l Kristu msallab, skandlu ghal-Lhud u bluha ghal Griegi’ (1 Kor 1,23), in Dawl Frangiskan, 288 (Marzu 2009) 10-12.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (8), ‘Intom, nisa mizzewga, obdu lil zwiegkom … Intom irgiel mizzewga, hobbu n-nisa taghkom’ (Kol 3,18-19), in Dawl Frangiskan, 289 (April 2009) 8-9.
  • Hsibijiet fuq San Pawl (9), ‘Ha jgharbel il-bniedem lilu nnifsu, imbaghad jiekol il-hobz u jixrob il-kalci’ (1 Kor 11,27-28), in Dawl Frangiskan, 290 (Mejju 2009) 8-9.
  • Il-komunita tal-ewlenin Insara fil-Ktieb tal-Atti tal-Appostli, in Tereza, Rivista Enciklopedika ta’ Spiritwalita, Sena 6 Harga 3 (Lulju-Settembru 2009) 159-178.
  • Address by Rev Martin Micallef as S.Th.D graduand and representative of the students, in Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees, Jesuits’ Church, Valletta, University of Malta, Malta 2009, xiv-xviii.
  • Gesu Sacerdot fir-Raba’ Evangelju, Hsibijiet ghas-Sena tas-Sacerdoti (1), in Dawl Frangiskan, 300 (Mejju 2010) 8-9.
  • Gesu l-Qassis il-Kbir fl-Evangelju skont San Gwann, Hsibijiet ghas-Sena tas-Sacerdoti (II), in Dawl Frangiskan, 301 (Gunju-Lulju 2010) 16-17.
  • Kristu Gesu fil-hsieb ta’ San Pawl, in Tereza, Rivista Enciklopedika ta’ Spiritwalita, Sena 7 – Harga 3 (Lulju-Settembru 2010) 181-188.
  • Id-Dilka ta’ Gesu f’Betanja (Gw 12,1-8), in Rivista ta’ Spiritwalita, 153 (Lulju-Settembru 2010) 6-16.
  • Gesu l-Qassis il-Kbir fl-Evangelju skont San Gwann, Hsibijiet ghas-Sena tas-Sacerdoti (III), in Dawl Frangiskan, 302 (Awwissu-Settembru 2010) 6-7.
  • Il-Kristjanezmu li twieled mill-Gudajizmu, in L-Art Imqaddsa, 171 (Jannar-Marzu 2011) 40-43.
  • It-Testment il-Gdid fid-dawl tat-Testment il-Qadim, in L-Art Imqaddsa, 172 (April-Gunju 2011) 36-40.
  • Marija dik li ntghazlet biex tkun Omm il-Mulej. Diskors f’laqgha ta’ talb bejn l-Insara u l-Musulmani li saret fis-Sala Aurora, Hal Balzan, in Lehen il-Parrocca ta’ Hal Balzan, 282 (Lulju 2011), 4-7.
  • Il-Lhud fil-kitbiet tat-Testment il-Gdid, in L-Art Imqaddsa, 173 (Lulju-Settembru 2011) 35-40.
  • Il-Lhud fl-Evangelju skont San Mark, in L-Art Imqaddsa, 174 (Ottubru-Dicembru 2011) 32-37.
  • The Conservation and Restoration of the Martyrdom of St Barbara by Agostino Masucci, Church of St Barbara, Kalkara, in Treasures of Malta, 52 (Christmas 2011, vol. XVIII n.1) 62-67.
  • Il-Lhud fl-Evangelju skont San Mattew (1), in L-Art Imqaddsa, 175 (Jannar-Marzu 2012) 30-35.

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