chapters I wrote for edited volumes
Memory in the Bible and Antiquity
My chapter in this book was my first original contribution to academic publishing. (My first official publication was a short article that surveyed several Dead Sea Scroll fragments.) This chapter is titled "Theological Memory Distortion in the Jesus Tradition." This represents my first year of research for my PhD at Durham University.
". . . this is a very helpful volume.”
—Ehud Ben Zvi, PhD (University of Alberta)
Professor of Hebrew Bible
T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism
Josh Garroway and I co-authored the entry "Jesus Movement" for this monstrosity.
"The editors and press are to be commended for creating a work with the ingredients one hopes to find in an encyclopedia: a lengthy list of well-chosen topics that offer both comprehensive and in-depth coverage, and an outstanding, diversified roster of contributors.”
—James VanderKam, PhD (University of Notre Dame)
John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Emeritus
Jesus among Friends and Enemies
I write the chapter titled, "The Jewish Leadership." This is a great book. I've used in my classrooms for almost ten years.
"An outstanding teaching resource. Though Jesus and the New Testament Gospels are the primary focus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, non-Christian discussions of Jesus, writings associated with apocalyptic Judaism, and noncanonical Gospel traditions are also addressed, providing readers with a rich store of comparative data."
—Jennifer Wright Knust, PhD (Duke University)
Professor of Religious Studies
The Urban World and the First Christians
I write the first chapter in this book. It's called, "Complicating the Category of Ethnos toward Poliscentrism: A Possible Way Forward within Second Temple Ethnography."
“This book brings together an excellent collection of New Testament experts and historians to make fruitful inroads into a range of significant issues in the study of the urban context of early Christianity."
—Peter Oakes, DPhil (University of Manchester)
Professor of New Testament
Jesus, Quo Vadis?
I team up with Brian LePort to write the chapter, "Triangulating the Baptizer: A Study of John's Various Mnemonic Impacts." FYI Quo Vadis? is Latin for "where are you going?"