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Rabbi Michael J. Cook Ph.D.

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Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures; Sol and Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judaeo-Christian Studies Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of ReligionRabbinical Program and School of Graduate Studies Work Phone: 513-221-1875x3271 Website: http://huc.edu/directory/michael-j-cook

Dr. Cook is Professor of Intertestamental and Early Christian Literatures, and holds the Sol and Arlene Bronstein Chair in Judaeo-Christian Studies, HUC-JIR / Cincinnati. A graduate of Haverford College, he then studied at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was ordained at HUC-JIR/New York, and earned his doctorate at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.

He is likely the only rabbi in the North America with a full professorial Chair in New Testament. Having extensive expertise in Jewish-Christian relations, he has keynoted more than 200 Institutes for Christian clergy in 40 states and Canada. He was one of seven scholars selected by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops to assess the accuracy of the advance script of Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ.

His service on advisory boards includes the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding (Muhlenberg College, Allentown), Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies (Baltimore [founding member]), Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies (St Leo University, St Leo, FL), Joint Commission on Interreligious Affairs (Union for Reform Judaism; Central Conference of American Rabbis; Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion); Executive Board Central Conference of American Rabbis; on-going Consultant/Reviewer to the Marc H. Tanenbaum Collection in Interreligious Affairs (Jacob Rader Marcus American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati).