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The modern academic study of the Bible is a highly technical and multifaceted field. Its practitioners are often required to gain expertise in diverse areas ranging from archaeology, Egyptology, Assyriology, and linguistics through textual, historical, and sociological studies, to literary theory, feminist studies, philosophy, and theology – to name but a few. As a result, the field of Biblical Studies is incredibly dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually being brought to bear on the interpretation of the Bible. Managing the ever-expanding universe of scholarly publications in this field of study has proven to be a monumental if not near impossible task. Oxford Bibliographies in Biblical Studies provides students and scholars with a reliable and authoritative solution to the problem of information overload.
Editor in Chief
Christopher R. Matthews is Editor of New Testament Abstracts and Research Professor of Early Christianity at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He received his doctoral degree in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard in 1993. He has served as a member of the Society of Biblical Literature Council (1996-2002), as editor of the SBL Symposium Series (2000-2007), and participated on various SBL steering committees. His publications include Philip: Apostle and Evangelist: Configurations of a Tradition (NovTSup 105; 2002); The Acts of Philip: A New Translation, with François Bovon (2012); three studies on passages from the Acts of Philip in Die Wunder der Apostel. Vol. 2 of Kompendium der frühchristlichen Wundererzählungen, edited by Ruben Zimmermann (2017); the introduction and notes for Acts of the Apostles in The New Oxford Annotated Bible (3rd-5th eds., 2001-2018); and the “Acts of Philip” in Early New Testament Apocrypha. Vol. 9 of Ancient Literature for New Testament Studies, edited by J. Christopher Edwards (2022). Having written more than 28,000 abstracts for NTA and edited an additional 60,000 or so, he is in an ideal position to monitor the scholarly interests and production in the discipline of Biblical studies.
FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
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Ancient Near East
Second Temple Judaism
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