NUPANGA Weanzana wa Weanzana
Faculté de Théologie Évangélique de Bangui (FATEB)
University attended: Faculty of Theology
University of Pretoria (1998-2003)
Degree obtained: Ph.D. Old Testament Studies
Seminary: Bangui Evangelical Graduate School of Theology
Degree obtained: Master in Theology
High School: Protestant College in Kinshasa (1971-1975)
Orientation Cycle: Secondary school in Kinshasa (1968-1971)
Primary School: Official primary School in Kinshasa (1962-1968)
Current position: President of Bangui Evangelical School of Theology (2007-)
Academic Dean (2003-2007) Bangui Evangelical Graduate
School of Theology. Professor of Biblical Hebrew (I and II),
Introduction to the Old Testament, Old Testament
Exegesis (Methodology, Narrative and Prophecy), and Old Testament Theology, Old Testament in African Christianity, Ezra and Judaism, Approaches in the Old Testament Studies
1995-1999: Vice president Bangui Evangelical Graduate
School of Theology and lecturer in Biblical Hebrew (I and II), Introduction to the Old Testament, and Old Testament
Exegesis (Methodology and Narrative).
1993-1995: Director of Bau Biblical Institute (DRC) and professor of
1990-1993: Director of Girl secondary school (boarding)
Other: Pastor (1990-1995), President of Literature Committee of
the Church (1992-1995), Responsible for evangelism in my denomination (1991-1995).
Publication: I published an article “Kingdom of God in the Book of
Chronicles”, in Old Testament Essays 16/3, 2003 pp.758-766.
I wrote commentary on 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Psalms 1-50, Ezra and Nehemiah in African Bible Commentary, Zondervan, 2006..
I am currently preparing text books on different courses that I have taught in the last five years. These are: Biblical Hebrew, Introduction to the Old Testament, Exegesis of Haggai, and Introduction to the Exegesis of the Old Testament.
I am working as the General Editor for Old Testament in the Hippo Project, which is a project with the aim to publish commentary on all books (separate volume) in the Old Testament by Africans.
I presented many papers during several conferences or seminars. The recent one was with Olivet University in San Francisco in September 2013 with the title Re(discovering) the communal feature of the Christian faith: A Look at Zinzendorf Legacy.
I was a visiting scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore (Kentucky, “USA) from January to May 2016. I have already written two articles that has been sent for an international peer review:
- Saul, the Non-Temple Builder King in the Book of Chronicles
- Unzip the Collective Memory of Israel in Nehemiah 9
Supervision: I supervised many Master Thesis from 2003 to now. I am currently supervising two PhD students in the area of Old Testament:
- The meaning of “Lord of Heaven” in the Postexilic literature.
- The rhetorical use of the Temple in the official letter from the Persian period in the Hebrew Bible.