Why Princeton Seminary? A Conversation with Dr. Mark Smith

November 2 at 6–7 p.m.

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You are invited to connect and converse with Princeton Seminary’s faculty during the Office of Admissions' “Why Princeton Seminary?” virtual conversations. Take part to learn more about why prospective students should consider attending Princeton Seminary.

Mark S. Smith is the Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary. After obtaining master’s degrees from Catholic University of America, Harvard University, and Yale University, he earned his PhD at Yale. Prior to coming to Princeton Seminary, he served as the Skirball Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University, and also taught at Yale and Saint Joseph’s University. A Roman Catholic layman, Smith also served as a visiting professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Smith specializes in Israelite religion and the Hebrew Bible, as well as the literature and religion of the Late Bronze Age Ugarit.

Join Dr. Mark Smith for a conversation about his experience at Princeton Theological Seminary and what the Seminary has to offer as a theological institution.


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