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W 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Studied, wrote, not enough, married Betty.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. New Testament and Early Christian Literature University of Chicago
M.A. New Testament and Early Christian Literature The University of Chicago
B.A. Hellenistic Jewish Civilization Oberlin College

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2006 - 2009 Chair Siena College
1995 - Now Professor Siena College
1992 - Now Director Kieval Institute for Jewish-Christian Studies at Siena College
1989 - 1995 Associate Professor Siena College
1982 - 1989 Assistant Professor Siena College
1981 - 1982 Assistant Professor Hamilton College
1978 - 1979 Instructor Hamilton College
1978 - 1979 Visiting Scholar Duke University

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Eucharist and Seder: What Should the Simple Scholar Say?
    The Bible and Interpretation
    2019
  • Symposium on the Shema
    Biblical Theology Bulletin
    2018
  • Digital Instruction in the Religious Studies Classroom (Summary Essay)
    Mentalities/Mentalit├ęs, vol. 31
    2017
  • Matthew's Birth Story: An Early Milepost in the History of Jewish Law
    Biblical Theology Bulletin
    2009
  • Catalogues and Context: I Corinthians 5 and 6
    New Testament Studies
    1988
  • John Boswell and Pauline Sexual Ethics
    Voices
    1987
  • Review article on three books about the relations between Christianity and Judaism in early Christianity
    Religious Studies Review
    1985
  • 'Cast Out the Evil Man from Your Midst' (I Cor. 5:13b)
    Journal of Biblical Literature
    1984
  • Can the New Testament be a Text for Jewish-Christian Understanding?
    Voices
    1983

Books & Book Chapters

  • Jewish Annotated New Testament, 2nd ed.
    Oxford Universtiy Press
    2018
  • The Jewish Annotated New Testament, 2nd Edition
    Oxford University Press
    2017
  • Mary's Divorce. The Birth Story of Matthew's Gospel in Jewish Law and Lore

    2016
  • Teaching the Historical Jesus. Issues and Exegesis, Routledge Studies in Religion
    Routledge
    2014
  • The Jewish Annotated New Testament
    Oxford University Press
    2012
  • Papers Presented to Robert M. Grant at 90
    Novum Testamentum Supp.
    2008
  • Jewish Law Association Studies XVI The Boston 2004 Conference Volume
    Global Academic Publishing
    2007
  • Who Was Jesus?: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue
    Westminster John Knox Press
    2001
  • Jewish Law Association Studies XVI The Boston 2004 Conference Volume
    Global Academic Publishing
    2000
  • Jewish Law Association Studies IX.The London Conference Volume
    Scholar's Press
    1998
  • Jewish Law Association Studies VIII. The Jerusalem 1994 Conference Volume
    Scholar's Press
    1996
  • Torah and Revelation

    1992
  • Contemporary Jewish Religious Thought. Original essays on critical concepts, movements, and beliefs

    1989

Presentations

  • Joseph was a Torah-observant Man, But Which Torah?
    2019
    SBL International Meeting, July 2019, Rome, Italy
  • The Women Matthew Doesn't Name
    2019
    Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Association, Canton, Ohio
  • Eucharist and Seder: What Should the Simple Scholar Say?
    2018
    Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, Colorado
  • Matthew's Debt to Ruth
    2011
    Society of Biblical Literature, London, United Kingdom
  • The Law for the Children of Spirits and Demons
    2011
    Society of Biblical Literature, London, United Kingdom
  • The Marriage and the Marriages in the Gospel of Matthew
    2011
    Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Association, Richfield, Ohio
  • Matthew's Birth Story, an Early Milepost in the History of Jewish Marriage Law
    2007
    San Diego, San Diego, California
  • Religious Authority in the Jewish-Catholic Dialogue
    2005
    Nostra Aetate Conference, Rome, Italy
  • Successes in Jewish-Christian Dialogue, The View from Loudonville
    2002
    First annual meeting of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, Baltimore, Maryland
  • The Gospel of Mark: Jesus as Sadducee and Pharisee
    1998
    Conference on the Pharisees, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Are You What You Eat or With Whom
    1996
    SBL Exegesis of Biblical Ethical Texts Group, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • The Double Vision of the Divine Picnic (Acts 10). History of NT Kashrut III
    1996
    Jewish Law Association Biennial Meeting, London, United Kingdom
  • Critical Review of H. Eilberg-Schwartz, 'God's Phallus,'
    1995
    American Academy of Religion Mens' Studies Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • What Comes Out of a Person is What Makes a Person Impure. Jesus as Sadducee
    1994
    Jewish Law Association Biennial Meeting, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Paul and the Halakah: Dietary Laws for Gentiles in I Corinthians 8-10
    1992
    Jewish Law Association Biennial Meeting, Paris, France
  • Arthur Cohen and Emergent Christianity: A New Testament Scholar's Perspective
    1987
    Israel Academy of Science and Arts, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Nature and Function of the Pauline Vice Catalogues
    1983
    SBL Pauline Epistles Section, Dallas, Texas
  • Paul and Homosexuality: John Boswell and Pauline Sexual Ethics
    1981
    AAR History of Christianity Section, San Francisco, California
  • 1 Cor. 6.9ff: Was Homosexuality Condoned in the Corinthian Church?
    1979
    SBL Pauline Ethics Seminar, New York, New York