Volume 3 (2006)
This volume is now available in print from Sheffield Phoenix Press
Messianic Hopes and Messianic Figures in Late Antiquity
Craig Evans
Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS
Recognizing the importance of messianic expectation in the ancient world, Evans explores the range of messianic hopes and types of messianic figures to be found in late antique Judaism, the Roman world and early Christianity.
The Messianic ‘Son of David’ in Matthew
Richard Van Egmond
Hamilton, ON
Providing a detailed exploration of a single Gospel, Van Egmond explores the son of David messianic concept in Matthew’s Gospel, emphasizing how it is used throughout, including the passion account.
Aristotle on Justice (δικαιοσύνη): Character, Action and Some Pauline Counterparts
Ronald Weed
Tyndale University College, Toronto, ON
Weed explores the notion of justice as requiring character and behavior in Aristotle, and finding correlates in the treatment of justice in Paul.
Paul and Plutarch on Boasting
Michael Wojciechowski
Wydzial Teologii UWM, Olsztyn, Poland
Wojciechowski shows that Paul sometimes conforms to ancient rhetorical expectations regarding boasting, while other times he takes a bold and independent line that goes against the tradition.
Romans 7 and the Split Between Judaism and Christiainity
Barry F. Parker
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
In addressing Romans 7 to Jewish within mainstream Judaism in Rome, Paul argues that rather than continuing to meet the demands of the law they should live by the Spirit.
Paul's 'Friends' The Asiarchs (Acts 19.31)
Craig S. Keener
Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Keener argues that the Asiarchs may have been those of the political elite who may have served as patrons to Paul, who would have been known as an important speaker.
The 'Genitive Absolute' in New Testament/Hellenistic Greek: A Proposal for Clearer Understanding
Lois K. Fuller
McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON
Fuller argues that the ‘genitive absolute’, perhaps better called the genitive construction, provides necessary background information and provides textual cohesion in narrative.
Contextual Disconnection in Bart Ehrman's Lost Christianities
Jonathan M. Watt
Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Watt raises six objections to Ehrman’s work in terms of the context in which it is written and what it purports to accomplish.
Luke's Preface and its Relationship to Greek Historiography: A Response to Loveday Alexander
Sean A. Adams
McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON
Adams argues that the closest parallels to Luke’s preface are found in the corpus of ancient classical historians, rather than the scientific prefaces.
Ad Herennium Argument Strategies in 1 Corinthians
Robert Stephen Reid
University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Reid argues that Paul, in composing his argument in 1 Corinthians, made conscious and extensive use of the strategies found in the Ad Herennium.