Frequently asked questions

Jesus and the Pharisees - An Interdisciplinary Reappraisal - Pontifical Biblical Institute


The International Conference is organized by the Pontifical Biblical Institute, but the sessions will be held in the Aula Magna of the Gregorian University, Piazza della Pilotta, 4 (Map).

Yes, participation is completely free of charge.

The presentations will all be given in English, with the exception of the final evening. Prof. Massimo Grilli will speak in Italian, with simultaneous translation into English, whereas Prof. A.J. Levine will be translated into Italian.

No simultaneous translation will be available except during the concluding session, into Italian and English.

The requirement for pre-registration is due to the limited number of seats. Registration will close when all available seats are filled. Confirmed registrations for the entire conference guarantee access to all sessions.

Besides the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, two nearby lecture halls equipped with high-quality audio and video transmission facilities may be used in case of need.

No. Hotel accommodation is the sole responsibility of participants.

In the morning of Thursday, May 9, a special audience with Pope Francis has been arranged for participants duly registered for the entire conference.


The conference is organized by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in collaboration with the Pontifical Gregorian University, especially its Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies


Pontifical Biblical Institute
Pontifical Gregorian University - Cardinal Bea Centre.


Generous support has been provided by AJC – American Jewish Committee, CEI – Conferenza Episcopale Italiana, Gregorian University Foundation and Verbum


American Jewish Committee
Conferenza Episcopale Italiana
Gregorian Universty Foundation