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Rev Dr F Javier Ruiz-Ortiz

Lecturer - Mater Ecclesiae College

Rev Dr F Javier Ruiz-Ortiz

About Research


Born in Puente-Genil, half way between Malaga and Cordoba in southern Spain, Fr Javier was ordained for the diocese of Westminster in 2004. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome. Fr Javier has served different parishes in London: Hillingdon, Kensington, Fulham and Bow. He has been teaching Old Testament modules at Allen Seminary since 2016 and in 2021 became the Dean of Mater Ecclesiae.


Research profile

His doctoral thesis, “The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther” has already been published. He has written several articles on the Hebrew Bible. His interest lies in the Hebrew Bible, the interplay of feelings and the Deuterocanonical literature.


  • J. Ruiz-Ortiz, The Dynamics of Violence and Revenge in the Hebrew Book of Esther, VT.Suppl 175, Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2017.
Journal Publications
  • J. Ruiz-Ortiz, “Cuando Dios esconde su rostro. Estudio de la ausencia de Dios en el texto masorético de Ester”, Studia Cordubensia 6 (2013) 213-229.
  • ------------------, “El Dios que ama en Malaquías”, ResBib 82 (2014) 53-61.
  • ------------------, “Their Fame Continues to Grow” (cf. Esth 9:4). The Book of Esther and its Reception, Antonianum 90 (2015) 319-342.
  • ------------------, “El Deuteronomio: compendio teológico del Antiguo Testamento”, ResBib 96 (2017) 22-28.
  • ------------------, ““Battle is over, raise we the cry of victory”. Study of Revelation 19:11-21”, Isidorianum 29 (2020) 1-24
  • ------------------, “Si el rey lo juzga conveniente” (Est 3,9): El rey extranjero en el libro hebreo de Ester”, Salmanticensis 68 (2021) 139-162.
  • J. Ruiz-Ortiz – S. Rotasperti, “Living with wild animals. Study of Sir 25:15-16’s imagery”. (forthcoming)

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