Featured Articles

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Welcome to our study group’s articles section. In this brief section we keep a collection of articles that we would like to commend for your reading and consideration. I would love to hear what you think of them. Please, feel free to write back and post your comments and questions.[/text_output][accordion][accordion_item open=”true” title=”Synoptic Gospels and John”]The Destination and Purpose of St. John’s Gospel (Prof. John Robinson, Cambridge University)
Temple_Christology_in_the_Gospel_of_John (Dr. Mark S. Kinzer, MJTI) pdf
Johannine and Synoptic Jesus (Prof. Richard Bauckham, St. Andrews University) pdf
Negation or Clarification of the Sabbath (Prof. Samuel Bacchiocchi, St. Andrews University) pdf
Contrasts between John and Synoptics (Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D)
The Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls (Harold Attridge)
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewishness of the Gospels (Prof. Craig A. Evans, Acadia Divinity College) pdf
Anti-Judaism as a Critical Theory (Prof. David Nirenberg, University of Chicago)
The Gospel of the Memra: Jewish Binitarianism and the Prologue to John (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
Jesus’ last Passover in the Synoptics and in John (Dr. David Instone-Brewer, Tyndale House, Cambridge)
Purity, Holiness, and the Kingdom of Heaven in Matthew’s Narrative World (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University)
Jews, Judaeans, Judaizing, Judaism: Problems of Categorization in Ancient History (Prof. Steve N. Mason, York University) pdf[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Apostle Paul in Jewish Context” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]The Images of the Jews and Judaism in Paul’s letter to the Romans: Challenging translation decisions that subvert Paul’s message (Dr. Mark D. Nanos, University of Kansas)
Paul’s Relationship to Torah in Light of his Strategy “to Become Everything to Everyone” (Dr. Mark D. Nanos, University of Kansas) pdf
Was Paul an Anti-Semite? (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
Judaizing the Nations: The Ritual Demands of Paul’s Gospel (Prof. Paula Fredriksen, Boston University/Hebrew University of Jerusalem) pdf
Paul’s Relationship to Jews and Judaism in First-Century Context: Revisiting the Translation of Rom. 11 (Dr. Mark D. Nanos, Westmon College, University of Kansas) pdf
Paul’s Christology of Divine Identity (Richard Bauckham) pdf
The Status of the Torah in the Pre-Sinaitic Period: St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans (Gary A. Anderson).
Paul’s Stance on the Torah Revisited: Gentile Addressees and the Jewish Setting (Dr. Serge Ruzer, Hebrew University)
Paul’s Rule in All Ekklesiai (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University)
Paul and the Invention of the Gentiles (Prof. Ishay Rosen-Zvi and Adi Ophir) pdf[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Two Powers and Logos Theology in Second Temple Judaism” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]What Do We Mean by “First-Century Jewish Monotheism”? (Larry W. Hurtado).
Beyond Judaisms: Metatron and the Divine Polymorphy of Ancient Judaism (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkeley) pdf
The Son of Man (Crispin H.T. Fletcher-Louis).
Who is this Son of Man? (pre-pub) (Prof. Larry Hurtado, U of Edinburg) pdf
Two Powers and Early Jewish and Christian Monotheism (James McGrath with Jerry Truex).[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Enoch and Metatron Traditions in Second Temple Judaism” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]The Enoch Literature (James C. VanderKam).
Enoch as the Expert in Secrets (Andrei Orlov).
Enoch as the Mediator (Andrei Orlov).
Enoch as a Divine Mediator (James R. Davila).
Titles of Enoch-Metatron in 2 (Slavonic) Enoch (Andrei Orlov).
The Enoch-Metatron Tradition (Andrei Orlov) pdf
Metatron as the Deity: Lesser YHWH (Andrei Orlov)
Metatron as the Prince of the Presence (Andrei Orlov).
Melchizedek in the MT, LXX, and the NT (Joseph A. Fitzmyer).
Melchizedek: Gen 14, 17-20 in the Targums, in Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature (Martin McNamara).[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Qumran, Essenes, DSS and Biblical Studies” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls (Israel Antiquities Authority)
The Judaism(s) of the Damascus Document
 (Philip R. Davies).
Temple and Righteousness in Qumran and Early Christianity (Eyal Regev).
Communal Prayer at Qumran and among the Rabbis: Certainties and Uncertainties (Richard Sarason).
Motivation for Communal Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Judaism (Daniel Falk).
Read Josephus on the Essenes
What Josephus Says about the Essenes in His Judean War. Part I (Steve Mason).
What Josephus Says about the Essenes in His Judean War. Part II (Steve Mason).[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Jewish Apocalypticism” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]“Priests on Earth as in Heaven: Jewish light on the book of Revelation” (Prof. Torleif Elgvin, Evangelical Lutheran University College, Oslo) pdf
“Understanding Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic” (Prof. David E. Aune, New Testament Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana) pdf
“Gabriel’s Revelation” (Prof. Israel Knohl, Senior Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute)[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Jewish /Christian Origins and Interactions” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Why the Old Testament Must Not Go Away (by Walter Brueggemann) pdf
Interactive Diversity: A Proposed Model of Christian Origins (Prof. Larry Hurtado, U of Edinburg) pdf
Semantic Differences or ‘Judaism’/’Christianity’ (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
The Christian Invention of Judaism: The Theodosian Empire and the Rabbinic Refusal of Religion (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
Rethinking Jewish-Christianity: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf
Extending or Restricting Covenant?: Abraham and the People of God in Christian Tradition (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University) pdf
Cursing the Christians? History of Brikhat Haminim (Dr. Ruth Lunger, Boston College)
Innocent Blood and Halakhic Disagreement: Mat 27:25 (Rebecca Runesson, Galilee Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations)
Inventing Christian Identity: Paul, Ignatius, Theodosius I (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University)
Judging Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew: Between ‘Othering’ and Inclusion (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University)
The Christian Invention of Judaism: The Theodosian Empire and the Rabbinic Refusal of Religion (Prof. Daniel Boyarin, UC Berkley) pdf[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Second Temple Jewish Movements: Identity and Theology” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Ancient Evidence for Jesus from Non-Christian Sources (Michael Gleghorn, Probe Ministries)
Jews in Late Antiquity- ebook (Prof. Lawrence Schiffman, NYU) pdf
Was Luke a Gentile? (Prof. Thomas S. McCall, Th.D.)
Redating the schism between the Judeans and the Samaritans (Prof. Alan D. Crown, University of Sidney)
NascentChristianity Between Sectarian and Broader Judaism: Lessons from the Dead Sea Scrolls (Dr. Serge Ruzer, Hebrew University, Jerusalem)[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Rabbinic Texts, Jewish Traditions and Biblical Studies” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]What God Has Joined Together (Prof. Robert B. Kruschwitz, Baylor University) pdf
Divorce for ‘Any Cause’ (Dr. David Instone-Brewer, Tyndale House, Cambridge)
The Talmud Page Explanation pdf
Judaism: Glossary of Key Terms (“Testimony”, Religious and Moral Education, Education Scotland) pdf
From Jewish Passover to Christian Eucharist: The story of Todah (Dr. Tim Gray, Augustine Institute)
Pseudepigrapha in Rabbinic Literature (Mark Bregman).
The Nature and Origins of the 1st-Century Synagogue (Dr. Anders Runesson, McMaster University)
Use of Rabbinic Sources in Gospel Studies (Dr. David Instone-Brewer, Tyndale House, Cambridge)
Rabbinic Writings in New Testament Research (Dr. David Instone-Brewer, Tyndale House, Cambridge)[/accordion_item][accordion_item parent_id=”” title=”Non-Canonical Jewish Literature and Biblical Studies” id=”” class=”” style=””]Demonology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament (Hermann Lichtenberger).
The Experience of Demons (and Angels) in 1 Enoch, Jubilees, and the Book of Tobit (George W.E. Nickelsburg).
The Angel Story in the Book of Jubilees (James C. VanderKam).
The Sources of Knowledge in Qumran and in Rabbinic Literature: A Study of the Evolution of a Metaphor (Paul Mandel).
Beholders of Divine Secrets: Mysticism and Myth in the Hekhalot and Merkavah Literature (Daphna Arbel) pdf
The Temple Scroll and the Halakhic Pseudepigrapha of the Second Temple Period (Lawrence H. Schiffman).
Qumran Pseudepigrapha in Early Christianity (Benjamin G. Wright).
New Resources for the Study of Josephus (Joseph Sievers).[/accordion_item][accordion_item title=”Archaeology and Biblical Studies” parent_id=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Dry Bones and Heavenly Bliss: Tombs, Post-Mortal Existence and Life-After-Death in Ancient Judaism (Prof. Jürgen Zangenberg, Leiden University)
“In Three days, You will live!” (Prof. Israel Knohl, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.)
Art and the Liturgical Context of the Sepphoris Synagogue Mosaic (Prof. Steven Fine, Baltimore Hebrew University) pdf
Recent Archaeological Discoveries that lend Credence to the Historicity of Scriptures (Michael A. Grisanti)[/accordion_item][/accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]