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Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies

A few weeks ago, Prof Hurtado presented his paper ‘Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?’, a paper requested by and for publication in New Testament Studies.  In his paper Prof Hurtado forcefully challenged Performance Criticism’s ‘fixation’ with orality, and its ‘over-simplifications’ regarding the place and function of orality in the Roman era. Drawing on historical […]

  • Elizabeth Corsar,
  • 28th April 2014
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Passover in the Time of Jesus

ASOR has a special edition of Ancient Near East Today out this week which focuses on Passover in the time of Jesus. It features articles by Eric Myers, James Strange, James Charlesworth, Adela Yarbro Collins, and myself. There are also three views of the recent Noah film and a piece on women in archaeology. It’s […]


A Polite Bribe: Post-Screening Discussion

After the screening of the film, “A Polite Bribe,” here a couple of weeks ago, there was a panel discussion involving the director (Rob Orlando), Dr. Matt Novenson, and myself. It is now edited and available!

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N. T. Wright on New Testament PhD Programs in the UK

We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at Edinburgh – we let N. T. Wright do it for us. Over at the Jesus Blog, Tom was asked where in the UK he recommended for a PhD in New Testament. This is what he had to say: I sort of declare an interest here. […]

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Margaret Williams’ new book

On Friday 8th November we’re holding a reception in the Senate Room, New college from 4.15 – 5.45, to celebrate the publication of Dr Margaret Williams’ new book, Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment (Mohr Siebeck, 2013). Margaret is a member of the CSCO committee and a regular participant in the Classical reading group. All welcome […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 7th November 2013
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New Book on the Genre of Acts

I announce publication of the thesis of yet another of our recent PhD students, Dr. Sean Adams, who is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow here in the School of Divinity: The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography.  Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 155.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2013. The genre of Acts […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 18th October 2013
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Listen to Professor Judith Lieu’s Kennedy-Wright Opening Lecture

We are very excited to post the Professor Lieu’s Kennedy-Wright opening lecture. Professor Lieu gave a well-delivered and stimulating presentation entitled “Marcion and the Corruption of the Gospel.”  

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 14th October 2013

President Michael J. Kruger

Another of our PhD graduates of recent years, Michael J. Kruger (PhD in New Testament & Christian Origins, 2004), is to be inaugurated as President of Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte Campus) on 20 October 2013.  “Mike” as we know him, is also Professor of New Testament in the seminary. He is also a commendably productive scholar, […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 10th October 2013

“Peter–Apocalyptic Seer”

Another of our recent PhD graduates, John R. Markley, has had his thesis published in a respected monograph series:  John R. Markley, Peter–Apocalyptic Seer (WUNT 2.348; Tuebingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2013.  Congratulations, John! The focus of the book is on the question of whether/how the portrayal of Peter in the Gospel of Matthew was shaped by the […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 4th October 2013