About

Primary research focuses on Early Judaism and the origins of Christianity, engaging with ancient conceptions of ethnicity in antiquity and applying modern theoretical and social-scientific approaches in the context of historical-critical studies of religious traditions and communities.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PhD, 2016

Florida State University, MA, 2007

Florida State University, BA, 2004

Publications

Books
The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism: A New Theory of People, Exile, and Israelite Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

Articles
“Vessels of Wrath and God’s Pathos: Potter/Clay Imagery in Rom 9:19–23,” Harvard Theological Review (forthcoming, 2021)
“‘Rise, Kill, and Eat’: Gentiles as Animals in Early Jewish Apocalyptic Literature and Acts 10,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 42.1 (2019): 1–15.
“‘Lord Lord’: Jesus as YHWH in Matthew and Luke,” New Testament Studies 64.1 (2018): 1–19.
“‘Altered Because of Transgressions’? The ‘Law of Deeds’ in Gal 3:19a,” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 106.1 (2015): 126–35.
“What Do the Gentiles Have to Do with ‘All Israel’? A Fresh Look at Romans 11:25–27,” Journal of Biblical Literature 130.2 (2011): 371–90.

Chapters in Multi-Author Edited Volumes
2021 “Babylon” in The Bible and Science Fiction, edited by Kelly J. Murphy and Nicole L. Tilford (Atlanta: SBL Press, forthcoming)

Review Articles
“Review: J. R. L. Moxon, Peter’s Halakhic Nightmare: Acts 10–11:18 in Jewish and Greco-Roman Perspective,” Reviews of the Enoch Seminar (2018)
“Review: A. Chadwick Thornhill, The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism,” Studies in Jewish-Christian Relations 12.1 (2017): 1–3
“Review: Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston, eds., Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism,” Journal of Theological Studies 67.2 (2016): 736–37
Review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (film). Journal of Religion and Film 15.1 (2011)
“Shadowlands, Myth, and the Creation of Meaning in Inception,” Journal of Religion and Film 14.1 (2010)

Encyclopedia Articles
“Greek Oratory and Rhetoric” in The Encyclopedia of World History, Vol. 1 (“Ancient World, 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E”), (New York: Facts on File, 2008), 173–75
“Old Kingdom (Egypt),” in The Encyclopedia of World History, Vol. 1 (“Ancient World, 8000 B.C.E. to 600 C.E”), (New York: Facts on File, 2008), 316–17.

Pedagogical Publications
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, 2nd Ed., (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, 4th Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 6th Ed. (OUP, 2015).
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, The Bible: A Historical and Literary Introduction, 1st Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, A Brief Introduction to the New Testament, 3rd Ed. (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, test questions, and web tools to accompany Bart D. Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, 5th Ed. (Oxford University Press: 2011).

Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature
Association for Jewish Studies
American Academy of Religion
Society for Classical Studies
Catholic Biblical Association
Institute for Biblical Research

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