Elijah, Elisha, John and Jesus in Luke-Acts: slides

I’ve just had great fun in the two-day online seminar on the use of the Old Testament in the New, chaired by Professor Susan Docherty. Normally, this annual seminar happens in person at St Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden in North Wales, but this year it took place online. The seminar is engaged in a project in looking at how the New Testament authors engage with characters from the Old Testament; this year there were a couple of papers on Elijah (including mine), and one on Abraham. Continue reading →

A list of key Biblical Studies resources for undergraduates and Master’s students

In response to my list of key New Testament scholarly resources ( journals, book series, etc.), complied with beginning doctoral students in mind, a number have asked if there is an equivalent for Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies. If there is such a thing out there, I’d be happy to share it through this blog. Please let me know. In the meantime, here’s a very useful list of key Biblical Studies resources produced with undergraduates and Master’s students in mind by the excellent Drs Richard Briggs Continue reading →

A ‘starter list’ of New Testament journals, book series, sources of reviews, etc.

One of my new-ish doctoral students asked what particular journals, book series, and the like I would recommend he keep an eye on. This was a very good question, and led to me producing this file (three pages) following very helpful input from a number of colleagues around the world. I’m happy to share it here—please do pass it on to any others you think would benefit from it, and do email me (my email address is in the footer of the document) with any Continue reading →

Links for free NT resources during coronavirus

After discussion among a few colleagues on Facebook, I’ve created an open Google document with links for NT Studies. Some publishers and resource providers are making articles and whole books freely available online during the coronavirus pandemic—and there are some others which are free, but not always well known. Here’s the link to the document—it’s editable, so please do add to the list. See the note at the top on what information I would like you to provide. Update on 26 March: thanks to a Continue reading →

A new book on healing and exorcism in second temple Judaism and the New Testament

Mikael Tellbe & Tommy Wasserman, eds.Healing and Exorcism in Second Temple Judaism and Early ChristianityWUNT 2/511; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019; ISBN 978-3-16-158936-2 Another month, another new book! Just out from Mohr Siebeck is this collection of essays from an excellent conference hosted by Tommy Wasserman and Mikael Tellbe at the theological college in Örebro, Sweden. I hugely enjoyed participating in the conference (see my report here), and am now delighted to see the revised papers published—with one or two additions, including a very helpful essay Continue reading →