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(p. xiii) Contributors

(p. xiii) Contributors

Harold W. Attridge is the Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University Divinity School. He has engaged in research on Hellenistic Judaism, the Epistle to the Hebrews, Nag Hammadi texts and the Gospel According to John. He is the author of Hebrews: A Commentary (1989) and Essays on John and Hebrews (2010).

Jo-Ann A. Brant is Professor of Bible and Religion at Goshen College in Goshen Indiana. She is an active member of the Johannine Literature and Ancient Fiction sections of the Society of Biblical Literature and author of Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel (2004) and the commentary on John in the Baker Paideia Series (2011).

Gitte Buch-Hansen is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen. Her research focusses on the relationship between New Testament texts and Hellenistic philosophy. She is the author of ‘It Is the Spirit That Gives Life’ (John 6:63): A Stoic Understanding of Pneuma in John’s Gospel (2010).

Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. His scholarly work has focussed on the Gospels of John and Matthew, and particularly in how early Christians negotiated the Roman Empire. He is the author of Telling Tales About Jesus: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels (2016), John and Empire: Initial Explorations (2008), John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (2006), Matthew and Empire (2001), and Matthew and the Margins (2000).

Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Religion at Seton Hall University, NJ. She is the author of Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity (2008), Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story (2016), John and the Johannine Letters (2017).

Martinus C. de Boer is Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Vrije Universteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His primary research interests include the Johannine Literature and the Pauline Letters. He is the author of Johannine Perspectives on the Death of Jesus (1996) and Galatians: A Commentary (2011).

Philip F. Esler is the Portland Chair in New Testament Studies in the University of Gloucestershire, at Cheltenham, UK. He specializes in the social-scientific interpretation of biblical and extra-biblical texts and ancient legal papyri. He is the author (with Ronald A. Piper) of Lazarus, Mary & Martha: A Social-Scientific and Theological (p. xiv) Reading of John (2006) and Babatha’s Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold (2017).

Jörg Frey is Professor of New Testament Interpretation with special focus on Ancient Judaism and Hermeneutics in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. He is the author of Die johanneische Eschatologie (3 vols., 1997–200), Die Herrlichkeit des Gekreuzigten (2013), Der Brief des Judas und der zweite Brief des Petrus (2015), and Von Jesus zur neutestamentlichen Theologie (2016).

H. A. G. Houghton is Reader in New Testament Textual Scholarship and Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing in the University of Birmingham, UK. He has been a member of the International Greek New Testament Project committee for over a decade, and serves as a General Editor for the Editio Critica Maior of the Pauline Epistles in Greek as well as being an editor of the Vetus Latina edition of John. He is the author of Augustine’s Text of John (2008) and The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts (2016).

Michael Labahn is Extraordinary Professor at Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and Extraordinary Associate Professor at North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), South Africa. His primary research interests include Q, the Johannine Literature, the Book of Revelation and the religious and cultural context of Early Christianity. He is author of Jesus als Lebensspender. Untersuchungen zu einer Geschichte der johanneischen Tradition anhand ihrer Wundergeschichten (1999), Der Gekommene als Wiederkommender. Die Logienquelle als erzählte Geschichte (2010), and Ausgewählte Studien zum Johannesevangelium. Selected Studies in the Gospel of John (ed. Antje Labahn; 2017).

William Lamb is the Vicar of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, and a former Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. A New Testament scholar with an interest in the development of early Christian commentary, his publications include The Catena in Marcum: a Byzantine anthology of early commentary on Mark (2012) and Scripture: A Guide for the Perplexed (2013).

Dorothy A. Lee is Frank Woods Professor of New Testament at Trinity College, University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia. Her main research interests are the narrative and the theology of the Gospels, particularly the Fourth Gospel. She is the author of Flesh and Glory: Symbol, Gender and Theology in the Gospel of John (2002), A Friendly Guide to the Gospel of Matthew (2012), Hallowed in Truth and Love: Spirituality in the Johannine Literature (2016).

Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer is Senior Lecturer in the School of Divinity, University of Aberdeen, UK. Her research interests are Philo of Alexandria and Hellenistic Judaism, Qumran, the Johannine Writings and the gnostic Apocryphon of John. She has published widely on Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity.

(p. xv) Judith M. Lieu is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are in the Johannine Literature and in the formation of Christianity in the second century. Recent publications include Marcion and the Making of a Heretic (2015); I, II, III John: A Commentary (Louisville, 2008); Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004); Neither Jew nor Greek. Constructing Early Christianity (2002/2015).

Alastair H. B. Logan is Honorary Research Fellow in Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter, UK, having retired in 2008 as Senior Lecturer in Christian Doctrine. His research interests include Gnosticism and early Christian heresy, and early Christian art, architecture, and archaeology. Recent publications include The Gnostics: Identifying an Early Christian Cult (2006).

Adele Reinhartz is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Her main areas of research are New Testament, early Jewish-Christian relations, and the Bible and Film. She is the author of Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (2001), Caiaphas the High Priest (2011), and Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (2013).

Udo Schnelle is Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. His research interests include the Pauline and Johannine Literature and the History of Early Christianity. He is the author of Theology of the New Testament (2009), Die ersten 100 Jahre des Christentums (2015), and Das Evangelium nach Johannes (5th edition; 2016).

Bruce G. Schuchard is Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. His primary research interests are the Johannine Literature and the use of Scripture in the New Testament. He is the author of Scripture within Scripture: The Interrelationship of Form and Function in the Explicit Old Testament Citations in the Gospel of John (1992) and 1–3 John (2012).

Tom Thatcher is Professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of the Seminary at Cincinnati Christian University (USA). His research interests focus on the application of social science models to problems in the Gospels and the Johannine Literature, including collective memory and media criticism. He is the author of Why John Wrote a Gospel (2006), and Greater Than Caesar (2009).

Urban C. von Wahlde is Professor of New Testament at Loyola University in Chicago. His main areas of research are the Gospel and Letters of John, including its archaeology. He is the author of The Earliest Version of John’s Gospel: Recovering the Gospel of Signs (1989) and The Gospel and Letters of John (2010).

Jan van der Watt is Professor of New Testament at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His primary area of research is the Johannine Literature, particularly its ethics. He is the author of Family of the King. Dynamics of Metaphor in the Gospel according to John (2000) and Introduction to the Johannine Gospel and Letters (2007).

(p. xvi) Catrin H. Williams is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter, UK; and Research Associate at the Department of Old and New Testament of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. Her primary area of research is the Gospel of John. She is the author of I am He: The Interpretation of   ’Anî Hû’ in Jewish and Early Christian Literature (2000).

Ruben Zimmermann is Professor of New Testament and Ethics, Protestant Faculty of Theology, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany; Chair of the Mainz Graduate school for ‘Time and Ethics’; and Research Associate at the Department of Old and New Testament of the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa. His areas of research include the parables, the use of metaphors, the Gospel of John, and ethics in the New Testament. He is the author of Christologie der Bilder im Johannesevangelium (2004) and recently The Logic of Love Discovering Paul’s “Implicit Ethics” through 1 Corinthians (2018).

Jean Zumstein is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His areas of specialization are hermeneutics, the Gospel of Matthew and the Johannine Literature. He is the author of Kreative Erinnerung: Relecture und Auslegung im Johannesevangelium (2nd edition; 2004) and L’Evangile selon Saint Jean (2nd edition; 2016).