Biography

Professional experience

2000-
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.
Professor of Religious Studies

1995-2000
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies

1990-1995
Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

1989-1990
California State University, Long Beach, CA
Instructor in Religious Studies

Research & Scholarship

Education

984 –1989 University of Tübingen Tübingen, FRG Dr. theol. in New Testament. * Dissertation: “Uioqesia: An Exegetical Investigation into the Background of Divine ‘Adoption as Sons’ in the Corpus Paulinum.” * Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Stuhlmacher. 1980 –1983 Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas, TX Th.M. in New Testament. 1975 –1979 California State University Long Beach, CA B.A. in History.

Awards & Honors

2004-07           Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

2000-03           Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

1997                Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.

1996-97           Jerusalem Trust Fellowship, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University.

1995-98           Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

1992-93           Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship.

1988                University Scholarship, University of Tübingen.

1987-88           Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch-dienst.

1986-87           University Scholarship, University of Tübingen.

Recent Publications

SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOKS

Dionysus and the Jews: Interpretatio Graeca and Interpretatio Iudaica, forthcoming.

On Earth As in Heaven: The Restoration of Sacred Space and Sacred Time in the Book of Jubilees. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 91. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Geography in Early Judaism and Christianity: The Book of Jubilees. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

2 Corinthians. New International Commentary on the Bible 8. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1998.

Paul and the Nations: The Old Testament and Jewish Background of Paul's Mission to the Nations with Special Reference to the Destination of Galatians. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 84. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1995.

Adoption as Sons of God: An Exegetical Investigation into the Background of UIOQESIA in the Pauline Corpus. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.48. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1992.

EDITED BOOKS

Restoration: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Conceptions. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 72. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

Exile: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Conceptions. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 56. Leiden: Brill, 1997.

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

“Dionysus in Philo of Alexandria: A Study of De vita contemplativa,” The Studia Philonica Annual 20 (2008), forthcoming.

“‘Und so wird ganz Israel gerettet werden’ (Röm 11,26).” In Berthold Schwartz und Helge Stadelmann (eds.), Christen, Juden und die Zukunft Israels. Beiträge zur Israellehre aus Geschicte und Theologie. Israelogie 1. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2008.

“Covenant.” In John J. Collins and Daniel Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming.

“Restoration.” In John J. Collins and Daniel Harlow (eds.), Dictionary of Early Judaism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming.

“Geography, Ethnography, and Perceptions of the World in the Book of Jubilees.” In Kurt A. Raaflaub and Richard Talbert (eds.), Geography, Ethnography, and Perceptions of the World from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Oxford: Blackwell, forthcoming.

“Dionysus and the Letter of Aristeas.” Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (2008), forthcoming.

“The Book of Jubilees and the Apocalypse of Weeks.” In Gabriele Boccacchini (ed.), Enoch and the Mosaic Law. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming.

“Tradition-historical Interpretation.” In Stanley E. Porter (ed.), Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation, 359-61. London/New York: Routledge, 2007.

“Exile and Restoration.” In Kevin J. Vanhoozer et al. (eds.), Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, 206-11. London: SPCK; Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2005.

“Jesus’ Vision for the Restoration of Israel as the Basis for a Biblical Theology of the New Testament.” In Scott J. Hafemann (ed.), Biblical Theology: Retrospect and Prospect, 129-43. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press; Leicester, England: Apollos, 2002.

“‘And Then All Israel Will Be Saved’ (Rom 11:26).” In J. M. Scott (ed.), Restoration: Old Testament, Jewish and Christian Conceptions, 490-527. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 72. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

“Korah and Qumran.” In Peter W. Flint (ed.), The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation, 182-202. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2001.

“Acts 2:9-11 as an Anticipation of the Mission to the Nations.” In Jostein Ådna and Hans Kvalbein (eds.), The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles, 87-123. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 127. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2000.

“Galatia, Galatians.” In Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (eds.), Dictionary of New Testament Background, 389-91. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

“Geographical Perspectives in Late Antiquity.” In Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (eds.), Dictionary of New Testament Background, 411-14. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

“Heavenly Ascent in Jewish and Pagan Traditions.” In Craig A. Evans and Stanley E. Porter (eds.), Dictionary of New Testament Background, 447-52. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2000.

“Exile and the Self-Understanding of Diaspora Jews in the Greco-Roman Period.” In J. M. Scott (ed.), Exile: Old Testament, Jewish, and Christian Conceptions, 173-218. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series 56. Leiden: Brill, 1997. 

“Throne-Chariot Mysticism in Qumran and in Paul.” In Craig A. Evans and Peter Flint (eds.), Messianism, Eschatology, and the Dead Sea Scrolls, 101-19. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997.

“Geographic Aspects of Noachic Materials in the Scrolls at Qumran.” In Stanley E. Porter and Craig A. Evans (eds.), The Scrolls and the Scriptures, 368-81. Roehampton Institute London Papers 3; Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.

“The Division of the Earth in Jubilees 8:11–9:15 and Early Christian Chronography.” In M. Albani, et al. (eds.), Studies in the Book of Jubilees, 295-323. Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum 65. Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1997.

“Paul’s ‘Imago Mundi’ and Scripture.” In Otfried Hofius, et al. (eds.), Evangelium - Schriftauslegung - Kirche. Festschrift für Peter Stuhlmacher, 366-81. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996.

“The Triumph of God in 2 Cor 2:14: Additional Evidence of Merkabah Mysticism in Paul.” New Testament Studies 42 (1996) 260-81.

“Philo and the Restoration of Israel.” In 1995 Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers, pp. 553-75. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1995.

“Paul’s Use of Scripture in 2 Corinthians 6:16c-18.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 56 (1995) 73-99.

“Luke’s Geographical Horizon.” In David W. J. Gill and Conrad Gempf (eds.), The Book of Acts in Its First-Century Setting, Vol. 2: The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting, 483-544. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; Carlisle: Paternoster, 1994.

“Paul’s Use of Deuteronomic Tradition.” Journal of Biblical Literature 112/4 (Winter 1993) 645-65.

“‘For as many as are of works of the Law are under a curse’ (Galatians 3.10).” In James A. Sanders and C. A. Evans (eds.), Paul and the Scriptures of Israel, pp. 187-220. JSNTSup 83; SSEJC 1. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.

“Adoption/Sonship.” In Ralph P. Martin, et al. (eds.), Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, pp. 15-18. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

“Restoration of Israel.” In Ralph P. Martin, et al. (eds.), Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, 796-805. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1993.

Translation of: Peter Stuhlmacher, “The Ecological Crisis as a Challenge for Biblical Theology.” Ex Auditu 3 (1987) 1-15.

“A New Approach to Habakkuk II 4-5A.” Vetus Testamentum 35 (1985) 330-40.

REVIEWS

“Review of Kelley Coblentz Bautch, A Study of the Geography of 1 Enoch 17–19: ‘No One Has Seen What I Have Seen.’” Review of Biblical Literature (2005) 6 pp. [http://www.bookreviews.org]

“Review of Daniel Smith-Christopher, A Biblical Theology of Exile.” Journal of Semitic Studies 50/1 (2005) 218-22.

“Review of Dean Philip Bechard, Paul Outside the Walls: A Study of Luke’s Socio-Geographical Universalism in Acts 14,8-20.Biblica 83/2 (2002) 284-8.

Review of Cilliers Breytenbach, Paulus und Barnabas in der Provinz Galatien: Studien zu Apostelgeschichte 13f.Review of Biblical Literature 1999, 331-3.

“Review of: Rainer Riesner, Die Frühzeit des Apostels Paulus.” Journal of Biblical Literature 115/1 (1996) 153-5.

“Review of: Bärbel Bosenius, Die Abwesenheit des Apostels als theologisches Programm.Journal of Biblical Literature 115/3 (1996) 560-2.

“Review of: Scott J. Hafemann, Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel.Journal of Biblical Literature 115/4 (1996) 760-2.

“Review of: E. Elizabeth Johnson, The Function of Apocalyptic and Wisdom Traditions in Romans 9-11.” Journal of Biblical Literature 110/4 (1991) 742-4.