About

David A. Burnett is a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Religious Studies in Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity at Marquette University. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant and research assistant in the Department of Theology at Marquette. He has also studied at Tantur Ecumenical Institute of the University of Notre Dame in Jerusalem, Israel and Oxford University. His work has been published with Fortress Academic/Lexington Press and in the Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters. His research interests include early Jewish apocalyptic, esoteric, and mystical traditions within the reception and interpretation of scripture in the Second Temple period and the integral role these traditions play in the study of Christian origins. He is also interested in the origins and development of early Jewish and Christian deification and angelomorphic traditions, the development of Messianism and Christology, and apocalyptic eschatology and resurrection beliefs in Early Judaism and Christian origins. His current research agenda focuses on tracing these streams of tradition in Pauline literature and thought, Luke-Acts, and the exploration and (re)description of the parting of the ways between early Judaism and Christianity.

Education

Ph.D.   Marquette University, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity (student, 2017-present)

M.A.    Criswell College, Theological and Biblical Studies (2015)

B.A.     Criswell College, Biblical Studies (2010)

Publications

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“A Neglected Deuteronomic Scriptural Matrix for the Nature of the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:39-42?” Pages 187–212 in Scripture, Texts, and Tracings in 1 Corinthians. Edited by Linda Belleville and B.J. Oropeza. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2019.

Articles

“‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Gen 15:5 in Rom 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions,” The Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, 5.2 (2015): 211-236.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“The Beautified Feet of Jesus: The Isaianic Renarrativization of Synoptic Tradition in Luke 7:36-8.1.” New Testament Program Unit, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“Sowing Celestial Seed: Early Jewish Interpretation of the Abrahamic Promise and Paul’s Metaphor for the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:35-49.” Pauline Literature Program Unit, 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, Notre Dame, Indiana.

“Sowing Celestial Seed: Early Jewish Interpretation of the Abrahamic Promise and Paul’s Metaphor for the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:35-49,” Paul Within Judaism Program Unit, 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, Colorado.

“Ascent and Torment: The Apocalyptic Juxtaposition of an Abrahamic Victorious Ascent Trope in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10?,” Second Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making Program Unit, 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Boston, Massachusetts.

“A Neglected Deuteronomic Scriptural Matrix for the Nature of the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:39-42?,” Systematic Transformation and Interweaving of Scripture in 1 Corinthians Program Unit: Death, Resurrection, Transformation and Scripture in 1 Corinthians 15 Seminar, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, Texas.

“A Neglected Deuteronomic Scriptural Matrix for the Nature of the Resurrection Body in 1 Cor 15:39-42?,” Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2016 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

“The Sword and the Servant: Reframing the Function of the ‘Two Swords’ of Luke 22:35-38 in Narrative Context.” Synoptic Gospels Program Unit, 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia.

“‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Genesis 15:5 in Romans 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions.” Pauline Epistles Program Unit, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, California. Respondents: N. T. Wright, Pamela Eisenbaum, and Ward Blanton.

“‘So Shall Your Seed Be’: Paul’s Use of Genesis 15:5 in Romans 4:18 in Light of Early Jewish Deification Traditions,” 2014 Paul and Judaism Conference, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas. March 19-20, 2014.

Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature

Catholic Biblical Association

Chicago Society of Biblical Research

North American Patristics Society

American Academy of Religion

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