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Rania Hendy

Rania Hendy

Professor of Biblical Studies


Dr. Rania Nabil Hendy, a native of Cairo, is married to Sameh Mounier and has a son, Andy Sameh. She received her MAT in 2007 and her ThM in biblical studies in 2009 from ETSC. Following her studies at ETSC, she was awarded a scholarship as a non-degree student at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS), where she had the opportunity to study the Old Testament extensively.

Upon her return from PTS, Dr. Rania was appointed as an adjunct professor at ETSC and the Coptic Catholic Seminary (CCS), where she taught Biblical Hebrew and an introductory course on the Intertestamental History. Four years later, she earned her ThM in the Old Testament from PTS. Returning  to ETSC and CCS wih increased teaching responsibilities, she began teaching additional courses such as Introduction to the Old Testament, Exegesis of the Old Testament, and God in the Old Testament and the gods of the Ancient Near East. During this period, she also contributed to the translation of notable works, including the six-volume of  the Internarional Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, as well as the Basics of Biblical Hebrew Grammar.

In 2024, she received her PhD in the Old Testament from Asbury Theological Seminary, where she also served as an adjunct Hebrew professor and an officer in the Resh Chapter of Eta Beta Rho: National Scholastic Honor Society for Students of Hebrew Language and Culture.

Dr. Rania’s academic interests lie in Hebrew poetry and literary approaches to the Old Testament. Her research focuses on the study of the prophets as well as the Ancient Near Easrtern background of the Old Testament. She is passionate about equipping pastors and church leaders spiritually, intellectually, and professionally.