Rev. Kevin Zilverberg, S.S.D.

Rev. Kevin Zilverberg, S.S.D. (Cand.)

Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of the Institute for Catholic Theological Formation, and Formation Director (2014)


S.S.D. (summa cum laude; pending publication), Pontifical Biblical Institute, Italy, 2016-
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Italy, 2014
S.T.B. & M.Div., – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary (summa cum laude), Colorado, 2007
B.A., in Philosophy & Catholic Studies – St. John Vianney College Seminary, Univ. of St. Thomas, 2003

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 124

Phone: (651) 962-5068

Fax: (651) 962-5790


Official Website

Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF

Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Latin
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

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Published Works:

monographs (peer-reviewed)

The Textual History of Old Latin Daniel from Tertullian to Lucifer. Textos y Estudios Cardenal Cisneros. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. Forthcoming.

journal articles (peer-reviewed) and book chapters

“The Question of the Necessity of Non-Christian Parents’ Consent for the Validity of Infant Baptism in Catholic Theology from the 13th to the 18th Century.” In Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses, forthcoming.

“The Nova Vulgata.” In The Oxford Handbook to the Latin Bible, edited by Hugh A. G. Houghton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming [2020].

“Cultic Verbs in Vetus Latina Daniel and in Jerome’s Translations of the Greek Additions to Daniel.” In 13th International Colloquium on Late and Vulgar Latin (Latin Vulgaire – Latin Tardif XIII). Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 59 (2019), 445–452.

“Old Latin Daniel in Antiphons and the Benedicite of the Earliest Manuscripts of the Roman Mass and Office.” In Resourcing the Prayers of the Roman Liturgy: Patristic Sources: Proceedings of the Tenth Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2017, edited by Joseph Briody, 34-47. Wells, Somerset, England: Smenos, 2018. ISBN 9781910388341.

“The Neo-Vulgate as Official Liturgical Translation.” In Verbum Domini: Liturgy and Scripture: Proceedings of the Ninth Fota International Liturgical Conference, 2016, edited by Joseph Briody, 93-125. Wells, Somerset, England: Smenos, 2017. ISBN 9781910388310.

co-edited books

Zilverberg, Kevin, and Scott Carl, eds. The Revelation of Your Words: The New Evangelization and the Role of the Seminary Professor of Sacred Scripture. Catholic Theological Formation Series. Saint Paul, MN: Saint Paul Seminary Press, forthcoming [2020].

Rodríguez Piedrabuena, Sandra, Gréta Kádas, Sara Macías Otero, and Kevin Zilverberg, eds. Approaches to Greek and Latin Language, Literature and History: Kατὰ σχολήν. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. ISBN: 1527518493.


Grilli, Massimo. “Guidelines and Challenges for New Testament Biblical Theology.” Studia Biblica Slovaca 11/1 (2019), 29-41.


Sequentia de casta Susanna = Sequence on Susanna the Chaste.” In Vates: The Journal of New Latin Poetry 15 [2019], forthcoming.

“De vocatione mea ad sacerdotium.” In Vox Latina 55/215 (2019), 128-133.

“Index Locorum.” In Visiones y Aspectos Puntuales de la Épica Grecorromana. Manuales y Anejos de “Emerita” 53, edited by Dulce Estefanía Álvarez, 277-293. Madrid: CSIC, 2018. ISBN: 9788400103590.

Presentations & Accomplishments:

“Ioannes 6: Philologica et exegetica,” [“John 6: Philological and exegetical observations,”] given while on staff for the annual conference of the Institutum Veterum Sapientia, St. Joseph College Seminary, Mount Holly, NC, July 31, 2020.

“Cultic Vocabulary in Vetus Latina Daniel,” The 13th International Colloquium on Late and Vulgar Latin (Latin Vulgaire – Latin Tardif XIII), Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2018.

“The Interlinear Latin Translation of Greek Daniel in the Complutensian Polyglot Bible,” Congress of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, University of Castile-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain, July 30, 2018.

“Hablar en Latín Hoy,” [“Speaking in Latin Today,”] a lecture for a graduate course on Greek and Latin lexicography, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Nov. 16, 2017 (

“The Textual History of Old Latin Susanna,” presented as the doctoral lectio coram publico, which completes the preparatory year, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Oct. 27, 2017 (

“Pericopes Act. 12,1-17 Latinitas iuxta Vulgatam Editionem Restitutam,” [“The Latinity of the Pericope Act. 12:1-17 according to the Restored Vulgate Edition,”] given while on staff for the annual conference of the Institutum Veterum Sapientia, Belmont Abbey College, NC, July 31 – Aug. 5, 2017.

“Capitulum Tertium Libri Geneseos iuxta Veterem Latinam Versionem et Vulgatae Comparatum,” [“The Third Chapter of the Book of Genesis according to the Old Latin Version and Compared to the Vulgate,”] given while on staff for the annual conference of the Institutum Veterum Sapientia, Washington, DC, July 31 – Aug. 6, 2016.

“Introductio In Latinitatem Biblicam,” [“Introduction to Biblical Latinity,”] given while on staff for the annual conference of the Institutum Veterum Sapientia, Washington, DC, Aug. 2-8, 2015.

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, CA, July 27 – Aug. 1, 2015. (Audio recordings of all Latin lectures given for the Familia Sancti Hieronymi are available for purchase from Editiones Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Clearwater, FL.)

  • “Octo Hebraismi in Vocabulario Biblico,” [“Eight Hebraisms in Biblical Vocabulary”].
  • “Sequentiae Verbales Hebraicae Latine Redditae,” [“Hebrew Verbal Sequences in Latin”].
  • “Vita Sanctae Mariae a Iesu Crucifixo, illius « Arabulae »,” [“The Life of Saint Mary of Jesus Crucified, the Little Arab”].

“My Own Calling and Youth Vocational Discernment,” Highmore, SD, June 24, 2015.

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Jul. 31 – Aug. 5, 2014.

  • “De Formis Verborum Temporalium Hebraicorum,” [“Hebrew Verbal Forms”].
  • “Gn 37,1-11:  Biblia Latina ex Hebraicis Versa,” [“Gn 37:1-11: The Latin Bible as Hebrew Translation”].
  • Two lectures on: “1Sm 1,7-11:  Biblia Latina ex Hebraicis Versa,” [“1Sm 1:7-11: The Latin Bible as Hebrew Translation”].

“The Bible in the Mass,” Hoven, SD, Sun., Aug. 4, 2013.

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Casa De Oración Octaviano Márquez Y Toriz, Puebla, Mexico, Jul. 27 – Aug. 2, 2013.

  • “De Formatione Hebraici Canonis Veteris Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the Hebrew Canon”].
  • “De Formatione Graeci Canonis Veteris Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the Greek Old Testament Canon”].
  • “De Formatione Canonis Novi Testamenti,” [“The Formation of the New Testament Canon”].

Three lectures in Spanish on the formation of the biblical canon, Coscomatepec de Bravo, Mexico, July 24-26, 2013.

“Catholic Rome,” for Feast of Faith series, Highmore, SD, Sept. 14, 2012.

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Aug. 2-8, 2011.

  • Three-part lecture series: “Canon Bibliorum Sacrorum in Historia et Theologia,” [“The Biblical Canon in History and Theology”].

Narrator part for dramatization of Luke-Acts, Neo-Vulgate edition, recorded by Faith Comes by Hearing in Newark, NJ, July 25-30, 2011.

Liber Psalmorum. Clearwater, FL: Familia Sancti Hieronymi, 2010. Sound recording. (contributor)

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Franciscan Center, Tampa, FL, Aug. 2-7, 2010.

  • “De Pueritia, Iuventute, et Vocatione Sancti Sarbelii Makhlūf,” [“The Childhood, Adolescence and Vocation of Saint Sharbel Makhlūf”].
  • “De Sancto Sarbelio Monacho et Eremita,” [“Saint Sharbel the Monk and Hermit”].
  • “De Morte Sancti Sarbelii et Miraculis Eius,” [“The Death and Miracles of Saint Sharbel”].

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Casa San José del Valle, Valle de Bravo, Mexico, July 27 – Aug. 2, 2009.

  • “De Declaratione « Dignitatis humanae » Concilii Vaticani Secundi:   Argumenta Contra Schemata Quæ Præcedebant Finalem Declarationem,” [“The Declaration Dignitatis humanae of the Second Vatican Council: Arguments Against the Schemata Preceding the Final Declaration”].
  • “Pars Altera de Declaratione « Dignitatis humanae »:  Argumenta Episcoporum Qui Favebant Schematibus Præcedentibus,” [“Second Part on the Declaration Dignitatis humanae: Arguments of Bishops who Favored the Preceding Schemata”].
  • “De Alicia Buxbaum, quae in Religione Mater Maria a Sancto Ioanne a Cruce,” [“Alice Buxbaum, Mother Mary of St. John of the Cross in Religious Life,”].

Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi, Visitation Monastery, Mobile, AL, Aug. 5-11, 2008.

  • “De Litteris Encyclicis Summi Pontificis Benedicti XVI, « Deus caritas est »,” [“The Encyclical Letter of Pope Benedict XVI Deus caritas est,”].
  • “De Liturgia Horarum uti Via ad Linguam Latinam Discendam,” [“The Liturgy of the Hours as an Aid to Learning Latin,”].

“Gregorian Chant: An Introduction for the Laity,” Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls, St. Mary Parish, Sioux Falls, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Pierre, SD, 2007 & 2008.

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