Amateur Exegesis – Season Two Bibliography

Producing this season of Amateur Exegesis was more than just recording and editing audio. A ton of research when into every episode. And if you only listened to the episode, you were only getting the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Go back and look at the scripts that I posted for each episode and you’ll see scores of footnotes with references to dozens of volumes. In this post, you will find a bibliography for all the volumes – commentaries, monographs, journal articles, etc. – that I used in my research and writing for this season. My aim in posting the bibliography is so that those listeners who want to dig dipper can peruse the list of works below and perhaps find something worth reading. So, have a look and thank you for being a part of Amateur Exegesis


PRIMARY SOURCES

Canonical New Testament

As I noted in episode two, the translation of 1 Thessalonians I used throughout this season was my own based upon Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th edition (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2012). Additionally, I referred to two other Greek texts in episode seven: 

  • Jongkind, Dirk, editor. The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2017.
  • H KAINH ΔIAΘHKH. London: Trinitarian Bible Society, 2000. This Greek text is that which underlies the King James Version.

For other New Testament texts, my English translation of choice was the New Revised Standard Version. However, in certain episodes I quoted from other translations like the English Standard Version, the King James Version, the New American Standard Bible, and the New International Version.

Jewish Scriptures 

For the Hebrew Bible, I depended solely on the translation found in the New Revised Standard Version. When quoting from the LXX I used either my own translation based upon Septuaginta, revised edition (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2006), or the following:

  • Penner, Ken M. The Lexham English Septuagint. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019.

Apocryphal Texts and Dead Sea Scrolls

For all but two apocryphal texts, I quoted from the New Revised Standard Version. In episode seven I quoted from two other texts not typically found in collected works of Jewish apocrypha: Jubilees and 1 Enoch. The translation of Jubilees appears in the excellent The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha. Edited by Jonathan Klawans and Lawrence M. Wills. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. The translation of 1 Enoch comes from 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation. Edited by George W.E. Nickelsburg and James C. VanderKam. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012. Quotations from the Dead Sea Scrolls came from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Study Edition. Volume 1 – 1Q1-4Q273. Edited by Florentino García Martínez and Elbert J.C. Tigchelaar. Leiden: Brill, 1997. 

Christian Texts

In various episodes I quoted from Christian texts from without the New Testament. Here are some of the translations I used. 

  • Elliot, J.K., editor. The Apocryphal New Testament: A Collection of Apocryphal Literature in an English Translation Based on M.R. James. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Holmes, Michael W., translator. The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations. Third edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007. 
  • McDonald, Sister Mary Francis, translator. Lactantius: The Minor Works. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University Press of America Press, 1965.

In addition to these, I used translations of the so-called ante-Nicene fathers found in volumes edited by Philip Schaff.  

Non-Christian Texts

It’s impossible to talk about the background of ancient letter writing and the New Testament without actually quoting from ancient letters and other relevant writings. Here are some of the volumes I referenced.

  • Aurelius, Marcus. The Emperor’s Handbook: A New Translation of the Meditations. Translated by C. Scot Hicks and David V. Hicks. New York: Scribner, 2002. 
  • Beckman, Gary. Hittite Diplomatic Texts. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996.
  • Herodotus. The Histories. Translated by Tom Holland. New York: Penguin Books, 2013.
  • Josephus, Flavius. The New Completed Works of Josephus. Revised and expanded edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1999. 
  • Muir, John. Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World. London: Routledge, 2009. 
  • Pliny the Elder. The Natural History. London: Taylor and Francis, 1855.
  • Plutarch. Moralia, vol. 4. Translated by Frank Cole Babbitt. London and Cambridge: Loeb Classical Library: 1936.
  • Soranus. Gynecology. Translated by Owsei Temkin. Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, 1956.
  • Strabo. Geography, vol. 3. Translated by Horace Leonard Jones. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1954.

SECONDARY SOURCES

Achtemeier, Paul J.  1 Peter. Hermeneia Commentary Series. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1996.

Adams, Sean A. “Paul’s Letter Opening and Greek Epistolography: A Matter of Relationship.” In Paul and the Ancient Letter Form, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams: 33-55. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Alexander, Loveday. The Preface to Luke’s Gospel: Literary Conventions and Social Context in Luke 1.1-4 and Acts 1.1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Alter, Robert. The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary. Vol. 3 – The Writings. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2019.

Ascough, Richard S. Paul’s Macedonian Associations: The Social Context of Philippians and 1 Thessalonians. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2003. 

  • “A Question of Death: Paul’s Community-Building Language in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.” Journal of Biblical Literature 23, no. 3 (2004): 509-530.

Avalos, Hector Ignacio. “Satan.” In The Oxford Companion to the Bible, edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan: 678-679. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. 

Aune, David E., editor. The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010.

Aymer, Margaret. “Acts of the Apostles.” In Women’s Bible Commentary. Third edition. Edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley: 536-546. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

Aymer, Margaret, Kittredge, Cynthia Briggs, and Sánchez, David A. editors. The Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014. 

Bainton, Roland. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1950.

Barton, John. The Theology of the Book of Amos. Old Testament Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 

Bassler, Joulette. “Paul and His Letters.” In The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament. Edited by David E. Aune: 373-397. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2010. 

  • Navigating Paul: An Introduction to Key Theological Concepts. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.

Baur, Ferdinand C. Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ: His Life and Works, His Epistles and Teachings – Two Volumes in One. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003. Bauer’s work was originally published between 1873-1875.

Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Bertschmann, Dorothea H. “’What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger’: Paul and Epictetus on Suffering.” In Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context, edited by Joseph R. Dodson and David E. Briones:  9-20. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.

Best, Ernest. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. New York: Harper, 1972. 

Bird, Michael F. and Dodson, Joseph R. editors. Paul and the Second Century. London: T&T Clark, 2011. 

Bollók, János. “The description of Paul in the Acta Pauli.” In The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. Edited by Jan N. Bremmer: 1-15. Kampen, the Netherlands: Kok Pharos Publishing Co., 1996.

Bond, Helen. The First Biography of Jesus: Genre and Meaning in Mark’s Gospel. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. 

Borg, Marcus J. Evolution of the Word: The New Testament in the Order the Books Were Written. New York: HarperOne, 2012.

Borg, Marcus J. and Crossan, John Dominic. The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Vision Behind the Church’s Conservative Icon. New York: HarperOne, 2009.

Boring, M. Eugene. I & II Thessalonians: A Commentary. The New Testament Library. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.

Botterwick, G. Johannes, Ringgren, Helmer, and Fabry, Heinz-Josef, editors. Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Volume 14. Translated by Douglas W. Stott. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2004.

Brand, Miryam T. “Evil and Sin.” In The Jewish Annotated Apocrypha, 645-649. 

Bremmer, Jan. N., editor. The Apocryphal Acts of Paul and Thecla. Kampen, the Netherlands: Kok Pharos Publishing Co., 1996.

Brooks, James A. and Winbery, Carlton L. Syntax of New Testament Greek. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1979.

Brown, Alexandra R. “Paul and the Parousia.” In The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Edited by John T. Carroll: 47-76. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2000.

Bruce, F.F. 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Word Biblical Commentary Series. Nashville, TN: Word, Inc., 1982.

  • The Acts of the Apostles: Greek Text with Introduction and Commentary. Third edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990.

Cadbury, Henry J. “Lexical Notes on Luke-Acts I.” Journal of Biblical Literature 44, no. 3/4 (1925): 214-227.

Carroll, James. Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews – A History. Boston: Mariner Books, 2001.

Carroll, John T., editor. The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2000. 

Carson, D.A. and Moo, Douglas J. An Introduction to the New Testament. Second edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005. 

Ceccarelli, Paola. Ancient Greek Letter Writing: A Cultural History (600 BC – 150 BC). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 

Chamberlain, William Douglas. An Exegetical Grammar of the Greek New Testament. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1941.

Clines, David J. A. Job 1-20. Word Biblical Commentary. Nashville, TN: Word, Inc., 1989.

Cobb, Christy. Slavery, Gender, Truth, and Power in Luke-Acts and Other Ancient Narratives. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave MacMillan, 2019.

Collins, John J. The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. Second edition. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.

Conzelmann, Hans. Acts of the Apostles. Hermeneia Commentary Series. Translated by James Limburg, A. Thomas Kraabel, and Donald H. Juel. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1987.

Coogan, Michael D, editor. The Oxford History of the Biblical World. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

  • The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures. Third edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Corbett, Christopher. Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.

Cousar, Charles B. Reading Galatians, Philippians, and 1 Thessalonians: A Literary and Theological Commentary. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 2001.

Danker, Frederick W., Walter Bauer, William F. Arndt, and F. Wilbur Gingrich. Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. 3rd edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. Referred to as “BDAG” in citations.

Day, P.L. “Satan.” In Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible. Second edition. Edited by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, and Pieter W. van der Horst: 726-730. Leiden: Brill, 1999. 

De Boer, Martinus C. Paul, Theologian of God’s Apocalypse: Essays on Paul and Apocalyptic. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2020. 

De Jonge, Marinus. “Messiah.” In Anchor Bible Dictionary. Edited by David Noel Freeman: 4:777-778. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Dodson, Joseph R. and Briones, David E., editors. Paul and the Giants of Philosophy: Reading the Apostle in Greco-Roman Context. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.

Doering, Lutz. Ancient Jewish Letters and the Beginnings of Christian Epistolography. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.

Donfried, Karl P. “Paul and Judaism: 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 as a Test Case.” Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology 38, issue 3 (1984): 242-253. 

  • “The Cults of Thessalonica and the Thessalonian Correspondence.” New Testament Studies 31 no. 3 (1985): 336-356.

Dunn, James D. G. Romans 1-8, Word Biblical Commentary. Nashville, TN: Word, Inc., 1988.

  • The Acts of the Apostles. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996.
  • The Theology of Paul the Apostle. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.
  • Editor. The Cambridge Companion to the Apostle Paul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Ehrman, Bart D, editor and translator. The Apostolic Fathers. Volume 1. Loeb Classical Library. London: Harvard University Press, 2003. 

  • The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings. Sixth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • The Triumph of ChristianityHow a Forbidden Religion Swept the World. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2018.
  • Heaven and HellA History of the Afterlife. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2020. 

Eire, Carlos. “Slaying the Dragon of the Dark Ages” (12.18.17). nytimes.com.

Eisenbaum, Pamela. Paul Was Not a Christian: The Original Message of a Misunderstood Apostle. New York: HarperOne, 2009.

Ellingworth, Paul. “Up or Down, Which Way Will We Go? Looking again at 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18.” The Bible Translator 64, no. 3 (2013): 227-231.

Elmer, Ian J. “The Pauline letters as community documents.” In Collecting Early Christian Letters: From the Apostle Paul to Late Antiquity. Edited by Bronwen Neil and Pauline Allen: 37-53. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Enslin, Morton S. “Once Again, Luke and Paul.” Zeischrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 61, no. 3-4 (1970): 253-271.

Esler, Philip F. “1 Thessalonians.” In The Oxford Bible Commentary: The Pauline Epistles. Edited by John Muddiman and John Barton: 216-234. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Fant, Clyde E. and Reddish, Mitchell G. A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Ferguson, Everett. Backgrounds of Early Christianity. Third edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2003.

Foster, Paul. “Who Wrote 2 Thessalonians? A Fresh Look at an Old Problem.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35, no. 2 (2012): 150-175.

Fox, Robin Lane. The Search for Alexander. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1980.

Fredriksen, Paula. From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.

  • Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017.

Freeman, David Noel, editor. Anchor Bible Dictionary. 4 volumes. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Gabbert, Janice J. “Piracy in the Early Hellenistic Period: A Career Open to Talents.” Greece and Rome 33, no 2 (1986): 156-163.

Garber, Zev and Zuckerman, Bruce. “Why Do We Call the Holocaust “The Holocaust?” An Inquiry into the Psychology of Labels.” Modern Judaism 9, no. 2 (1989): 197-211.

Garroway, Joshua D. Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Geisler, Norman L. and Turek, Frank. I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004.

Gilliard, Frank D. “The Problem of the Antisemitic Comma between 1 Thessalonians 2.14 and 15.” New Testament Studies 35, no. 4 (1989): 481-502. 

Gillman, Florence, Beavis, Mary Ann, and Kim-Cragg, HyeRam. 1-2 Thessalonians. Wisdom Commentary. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2016.

González, Justo L. The Story of Christianity: The Early Church to the Present Day. Volume 1. Peabody, MA: Prince Press, 1984. 

Goodacre, Mark. The Synoptic Problem: A Way Through the Maze. London: Continuum, 2001.

Green, Joel B. and McDonald, Lee Martin, editors. The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

Greenstein, Edward L.  Job: A New Translation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.

Gruen, Erich S. Diaspora: Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002. 

Gupta, Nijay K. 1-2 Thessalonians. New Covenant Commentary Series. Electronic edition. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Haenchen, Ernst. The Acts of the Apostles: A Commentary. Translated by Bernard Noble and Gerald Shinn. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1971.

Harding, Mark. “Disputed and Undisputed Letters of Paul.” In The Pauline Canon. Stanley E. Porter, editor: 129-168. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

Harper, Kyle. “Porneia: The Making of a Christian Sexual Norm.” Journal of Biblical Literature 131, no. 2 (2011): 363-383.

Harrier, G.A. “Saul Who Also Is Called Paul.” Harvard Theological Review 33 no. 1 (1940): 19-33.

Harrill, J. Albert. Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Harris, William V. Ancient Literacy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1989. 

Hatina, Thomas R. “Rome and Its Provinces.” In The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald: 557-570. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

Hawthorne, Gerald F. and Martin, Ralph P. Philippians. Revised edition. Word Biblical Commentary. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Inc., 2004.

Hendriksen, William. “1-2 Thessalonians.” In Thessalonians, the Pastorals, and Hebrews. New Testament Commentary. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007. 

Hendrix, Scott H. Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2015. 

Hengel, Martin. The Pre-Christian Paul. Translated by John Bowden. London: SCM Press, 1991.

Isaac, Benjamin. “The Ancient Mediterranean and the Pre-Christian Era.” In Antisemitism: A History. Edited by Albert Lindemann and Richard S. Levy: 34-46. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jensen, Matthew. “The (In)Authenticity of 1 Thessalonians 2.13-16: A Review of Arguments.” Currents in Biblical Research 18, no. 1 (2019): 59-79.

Johnson, Luke Timothy. The Acts of the Apostles. Sacra Pagina. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1992.

Jordan, William Chester. Europe in the High Middle Ages. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.

Klauck, Hans-Josef. The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions. Translated by Brian McNeil. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2000.

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Ed Kessler. “The New Testament and Jewish-Christian Relations.” In The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Second edition. Edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler: 763-767. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Kershaw, Ian. To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949. New York: Viking, 2015.

Knight, Douglas A. and Levine, Amy-Jill. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. New York: HarperOne, 2011. 

Koester, Helmut. Introduction to the New Testament. Vol. 1 – History, Culture and Religion of the Hellenistic Age. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1987.

LaHaye, Tim. “Second Coming of Christ.” In The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy. Edited by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson: 349-352. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2004.

LaHaye, Tim and Hinson, Ed, editors. The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2004.

LaHaye, Tim and Jenkins, Jerry B. Left Behind. Electronic edition. Nashville, TN: Tyndale House Publishers, 1995. 

LaHaye, Tim and Mayhue, Richard. “Rapture.” In The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy: 309-316.

Laqueur, Walter. “In Place of a Preface.” In The Holocaust Encyclopedia. Edited by Walter Laqueur: xiii-xix. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

  • Editor. The Holocaust Encyclopedia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

Levine, Amy-Jill, and Brettler, Marc Zvi, editors. The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 

Liddell, Henry George, Scott, Robert,  and Henry Stuart Jones, Henry A Greek-English Lexicon. 9th ed. with revised supplement. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996. 

Lincoln, Andrew T.. “Ephesians.” In The Cambridge Companion to the Apostle Paul.: 133-140. 

Lindemann, Albert and Levy, Richard S., editors. Antisemitism: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Liverani, Mario. “Historical Overview.” In A Companion to the Ancient Near East. Edited by Daniel Snell: 3-19. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. 

Lorenz, Chris. “Scientific Historiography.” In A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography. Edited by Aviezer Tucker: 393-403. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2009.

Loyd, Alan B. editor. A Companion to Ancient Egypt, vol. 1. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., 2010. 

Luckensmeyer, David. The Eschatology of First Thessalonians. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Gmb H & Co. KG, 2009. 

Luz, Ulrich. Matthew 1-7: A Commentary. Translated by James E. Crouch. Hermeneia Commentary Series. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2007.

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Letters to the Thessalonians: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The Anchor Yale Bible. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

Malina, Bruce J. and Pilch, John J. Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2006.

Marcus, Joel. Mark 1-8: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. The Anchor Yale Bible. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

Marguerat, Daniel. The First Christian Historian: Writing the ‘Acts of the Apostles.’ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Martin, Ralph P. 2 Corinthians. Word Biblical Commentary Series. Nashville, TN: Word, Inc., 1986.

Mason, Steve. Josephus and the New Testament. Second edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003.

McDowell, Josh and McDowell, Sean. Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World. Updated and expanded. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2017.

McNeel, Jennifer Houston. Paul as Infant and Nursing Mother: Metaphor, Rhetoric, and Identity in 1 Thessalonians 2:5-8. Atlanta, GA: SBL Press, 2014.

Meeks, Wayne A. The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul. Second edition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. 

Meeks, Wayne A. and Fitzgerald, John T. editors. The Writings of St. Paul: A Norton Critical Edition. Second edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2007.

  • “Introduction.” In The Writings of St. Paul: A Norton Critical Edition: xiii-xxviii.

Merlin, Adele and Brettler, Marc Zvi, editors. The Jewish Study Bible. Second edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Metaxas, Eric. Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Electronic edition. New York: Viking, 2017.

Metzger, Bruce M. The Canon of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987.

  • A Textual Commentary on the New Testament, second edition. Stuttgart: German Bible Society, 1994.

Metzger, Bruce M. and Coogan, Michael D., editors. The Oxford Companion to the Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Michael, Robert. Holy Hatred: Christianity, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Mitchell, Margaret M. “New Testament Envoys in the Context of Greco-Roman Diplomatic and Epistolary Conventions: The Example of Timothy and Titus.” Journal of Biblical Literature 111, no. 4 (1992), 641-662.

  • “1 and 2 Thessalonians.” In The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul: 51-63.

Moreschini, Claudio and Norelli, Enrico. Early Greek and Latin Literature. Vol. 1 – From Paul to the Age of Constantine. Translated by Matthew J. O’Connell. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005.

Morenz, Ludwig D. and Popko, Lutz. “The Second Intermediate Period and the New Kingdom.” In A Companion to Ancient Egypt. Volume 1: 101-119.

Morris, Leon. The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1959.

Moss, Candida R. and Baden, Joel S. “1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 in Rabbinic Perspective.” New Testament Studies 58, no. 2: 199-212.

Muddiman, John, and Barton, John, editors. The Oxford Bible Commentary: The Pauline Epistles. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Nanos, Mark D. Reading Paul within Judaism. Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos. Volume 1. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017.

Neil, Bronwen and Allen, Pauline, editors. Collecting Early Christian Letters: From the Apostle Paul to Late Antiquity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Newsom, Carol A, Ringe, Sharon H., and Lapsley, Jacqueline E., editors. Women’s Bible Commentary. Third edition. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2012.

Nicholl, Colin R. From Hope to Despair: Situating 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Nichols, Stephen J. The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. Wheaton: IL: Crossway Books, 2007.

Nickelsburg, George W.E. and VanderKam, James C.  1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012.

Nickle, Keith F. The Synoptic Gospels: An Introduction. Revised and expanded. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001.

Nielsen, K. “שָׂטָן.” In Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Volume 14: 73-78.

Nolland, John. Luke 1 – 9:20. Word Biblical Commentary Series. Nashville, TN: Word, Inc., 1989.

Pao, David W. “Gospel within the Constraints of an Epistolary Form: Pauline Introductory Thanksgiving and Paul’s Theology of Thanksgiving.” In Paul and the Ancient Letter Form. Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams: 101-127. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 

Parsenios, George L. First, Second, and Third John. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.

Parsons, Mikeal. Acts. Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.

Pascuzzi, Maria. “The Rhetorical Function of Invective, or Negative-Stereotyping.” In 1-2 Thessalonians: 71-72.

Patzia, Arthur G. The Making of the New Testament: Origin, Collection, Text & Canon. Second edition. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2011.

Pearson, Birger A. “1 Thessalonians 2:13-16: A Deutero-Pauline Interpolation.” Harvard Theological Review 64 (1971): 79-94.

Pervo, Richard I. Dating Acts: Between the Evangelists and the Apologists. Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge Press, 2006.

  • Acts: A Commentary. Hermeneia Commentary Series. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.

Pillar, Edward. Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10 in Context. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.

  • “1 Thessalonians.” In The Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament: 573-582.

Porter, Stanley E. and Adams, Sean A, editors. Paul and the Ancient Letter Form. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Porter, Stanley E., editor. The Pauline Canon. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 

  • “Paul and the Pauline Letter Collection.” In Paul and the Second Century: 19-36.

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