Dr. Paola Mollo

Professional Experience

2017-2018Visiting professor, Biblical and Oriental Faculty – Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
2016-2018 Adjunct professor, Faculty of Humanities – eCampus University, Novedrate/Rome
2014-2016 Teaching assistant in Classical Philology, eCampus University, Novedrate/Rome
2016 Academic translator German/Italian, Pub. Press Paideia, Brescia


2011 – 2014PhD in Jewish Studies, University of Pisa, Thesis: "DÔR: the theme of generational change in the Old Testament"
2010 – 2012Master in Counselling, CRISP Studio of Psychology, Rome
2006 – 2012Post-graduate Courses, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
2006 – 2010 Master in Cultures and Societies of the Mediterranean and the East, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy – first class honours with distinction, Thesis: "The lexical root ḤPṢ (desire) in the Old Testament"
2003 – 2006Bachelor in Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities, University of Pavia – first class honours with distinction, "Santa Caterina da Siena" University College, Pavia
Thesis: "Evidences on Balaam"
2006Master in Piano performance, Conservatory of Music, Alessandria

International Programmes

2011 ULPAN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
2008Erasmus Student Exchange Programme, Rupert-Karl-Universität, Heidelberg



  • MOLLO, Paola, The Motif of Generational Change in the Old Testament: A Literary and Lexicological Study with a foreword by J.L. Ska (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2016)
  • MOLLO, Paola, An Intratextual Analysis of the Mirroring Birth Stories of Samson and Samuel: Explaining the Narrative Logic of Literary Montage with a foreword by Won W. Lee (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, Oct. 2015)


  • MOLLO, Paola, "Did It Please God to Kill Them? Literary Comparison between the Birth Accounts of Samson and Samuel." Henoch Journal 36 (1/2014): 86-105
  • MOLLO, Paola, "Is 51,9a: interpretazione problematica del testo ebraico. Studio sulle traduzioni greche e sulla Peshitta (Isa 51:9a: a difficult interpretation of the Hebrew text. A study of the Greek translations and of the Peshitta)." SCO 59 (2013): 23-34

Book reviews

  • MOLLO, Paola – Review of L. Niesiolowski-Spanò, C. Peri, J. West, Finding Myth and History in the Bible. Scholarship, Scholars and Errors, Henoch Journal (forthcoming)
  • MOLLO, Paola – Review of C. Martone, Scritti di Qumran 1, RBL (03/2017)
  • MOLLO, Paola – Review of G. Garbini, Dio della terra, dio del cielo. Dalle religioni semitiche al giudaismo e al cristianesimo, RBL (04/2016)
  • MOLLO, Paola – Review of S.A. Ashmon, Birth Annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East: A Literary Analysis of the Forms and Functions of the Heavenly Foretelling of the Destiny of a Special Child, RBL (08/2014)