For those working in the field of New Testament studies.
Article exploring Jewish or Judean groups in the context of associations at Hierapolis.
Article on banqueting within associations.
Philip Harland deposited Associations, Synagogues, and Congregations: Claiming a Place in Ancient Mediterranean Society (second edition) in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 6 days ago
This is the complete second, fully revised edition of the book with links to inscriptions on the AGRW website. (First edition was published by Fortress in 2003).
Book that explores processes of identification within various small group situations in the Greco-Roman world.
Philip Harland deposited ‘These people are . . . Men Eaters’: Banquets of the Anti-Associations and Perceptions of Minority Cultural Groups in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Article that explores stories of wild banquets within the context of ethnographic discourses.
Der Beitrag liest die mt Erzählung über die Tempelreinigung Jesu in Mt 21,12-16 vor dem Hintergrund des mt Raumkonzepts. In Auseinandersetzung mit Mt 11,1-16,20; Mt 8f. und Mt 10 werden dabei Raumstrukturen ebenso in Grundzügen erhellt wie spezifische Konnotationen räumlicher Terminologie (vgl. etwa Stadt, Synagoge und Haus). Zusammen mit Mt 12,…[Read more]
Jesse Arlen deposited “Psalms” in Discovering the Septuagint: A Guided Reader, ed. Karen H. Jobes. Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2016, 175-197, 200-203. in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
This reader presents, in Septuagint canonical order, ten Greek texts from the Rahlfs—Hanhart Septuaginta critical edition. It explains the syntax, grammar, and vocabulary of more than 700 verses from select Old Testament texts representing a variety of genres, including the Psalms, the Prophets, and more.
The resemblance between the Gospel story about Jesus stilling a storm in the Sea of Galilee (Mt. 8:18, 23-27, Mk. 4:35-41, Lk. 8:22-25) and the Jonah story (Jon. 1:1-16) has been long acknowledged by scholars. This article contends that since the relations between the two stories are those of polar opposition, it should be possible, by way of…[Read more]
This paper offers an alternative approach to Luke 2:1-7, assuming for argument’s sake that Luke’s presumed chronology agreed with modern reconstructions in placing Quirinius’ census some years after Herod’s death. It is proposed that, on this basis, a coherent reading of the text is feasible in which the reference to Quirinius marks 2:1-5 as a…[Read more]
An attempt to think about authorial strategies of dislocation and relocation in 1 Peter. First presented at a conference on Early Christianity and its urban environment held at St. Mary’s University in Twickenham, England, 2015.
Szesnat, Holger. 2016 . “Bible Study on Economic Justice: Luke 19:11–28.” Pacific Journal of Theology Series II, 56:19–29.
(The journal volume is dated 2016, but it actually appeard in late 2017.)
Timothy Bertolet deposited The Obedience of Sonship: Adamic Obedience as the Grounds for Heavenly Ascension in the Book of Hebrews in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 1 year, 4 months ago
This thesis makes a unique contribution in the field of New Testament studies with specific attention to New Testament theology and the Christology of Hebrews. It explores the relationship between Sonship and the ascension in the book of Hebrews. It argues that the ascension of Jesus reveals the nature of his Sonship. First, chapters two and three…[Read more]
This article proposes a better source for the Son’s cry in Hebrews 5:7. It begins by surveying sources previous scholars have identified, including Jesus’ cry in Gethsemane and Golgotha, several Psalms, and the Maccabean martyr literature. It is then argued that these background sources for the language are insufficient. Instead the author of Heb…[Read more]
Eric Vanden Eykel deposited “Then Suddenly, Everything Resumed Its Course”: The Suspension of Time in the Protevangelium of James Reconsidered in the group New Testament on Humanities Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
The second-century Protevangelium of James contains an enigmatic scene that has fascinated readers for centuries: the stilling of the natural world at the birth of Jesus. Joseph describes the spectacle as he departs the cave in which Mary is laboring: “I looked up at the vault of the sky and saw it fixed. I saw the clouds paused in amazement, a…[Read more]
Contrary to the opinion of Dahl, the most economic solution to the authorship of the Latin Prologues to the letters of Paul is still that they arose in Marcionite circles
This article explores the relationship between law and love as this comes to expression in the ethical sections of Galatians. It considers the likely important of Galatians 2:19–21 for understanding the development of Paul’s bi-focal view of the law in relation to love.
This article describes the main contours of Greco-Roman and Jewish friendship trad- itions, and considers some of the ways that these traditions were adopted and adapted in New Testament texts. The survey suggests that early Christian writers drew on friendship traditions as a way of articulating certain important values relating to the need to…[Read more]
Syllabus for my course Jewish and Christian Scriptures at Augustana College. Most students who take the course are non-majors, and they take it to fulfill their “Christian Traditions” requirement. I focus on reading primary sources (both biblical and extra-canonical), supplementing with Bible Odyssey materials and pre-recorded online lectures.
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