Fr. Thomas P. McCreesh, O.P.

(Ph.D. Catholic University of America, 1982). He teaches and publishes in the area of  Old Testament Studies.


Father McCreesh’s scholarly research has concentrated on biblical Hebrew poetry (Old Testament), particularly in the Wisdom tradition. Current interests are focused on preparing a commentary on the Book of Proverbs and producing some articles on the Book of Job. Related to the work on Proverbs and Job, he continues to research other literary aspects of the biblical poetry, using, in addition, the prophetic literature and the psalms.

Father McCreesh’s publications include:

  • Biblical Sound and Sense: Poetic Sound Patterns in the Sayings of Proverbs 10-29 (JSOTSup 128; Sheffield: JSOT, 1991).
  • “Friends and Family in the Wisdom Literature,” The Bible Today (May/June 2011) 149-55.
  • “Fear of God,” “Heart,” “Scribe (Old Testament),” “Way (Old Testament),” in The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Liturgical Press, 1996).
  • “Proverbs,” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary  (Prentice Hall, 1990).
  • “Wisdom as Wife: Proverbs 31:10 31,” Revue biblique 92 (1985) 25-46.