Peter S. Zaas

Professor of Religious Studies

Phone: (518) 783‑2361
Email: ZAAS@siena.edu

Peter S. Zaas

Degrees:

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

Bio:

Studied, wrote, not enough, married Betty.

Professional Experience:

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

Office Hours:

MON: 02:00 PM-05:00 AM
TUE:
WED: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
THU:
FRI:

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
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
ISBN: 0664224628
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
The Law for the Children of Spirits and Demons
2011
Society of Biblical Literature, London, United Kingdom
Matthew's Debt to Ruth
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