New College, University of Edinburgh

Remembering Jacob Neusner

“I never met Jack Neusner in person, but we were in indirect touch over the years, by postal correspondence and then latterly by email messages. My first contact with Jack occurred around the time that I was completing my doctorate in Oxford in 1991. He read an article that I had published in a journal […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 16th October 2016

PT. 2: Professor Foster Discusses His Commentary on Colossians

In the second of our four part series, Professor Paul Foster discusses how his new commentary on Colossians is distinct from others. Also, Professor Foster takes up the question of authorship in Colossians. Share Post:

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  • 14th October 2016

In the Classroom with Professor Bond

We caught up with Professor Bond in her classroom as she discussed Bultmann, social memory, and the Form Critics. Share Post:

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  • 11th October 2016

Win a Signed Copy of Larry Hurtado’s Newest Book

We have a signed copy of Professor Larry Hurtado’s newest book, Destroyer of the gods, up for grabs. The giveaway will run from today (10-10-16) until next Wednesday (19-10-16). There are four different ways to enter (see the flyer below):   Share Post:

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  • 10th October 2016

PT. 1: Professor Foster Discusses His Commentary on Colossians

We had a chance to sit down with Professor Paul Foster to discuss his recently released commentary on Colossians with the Black’s New Testament Commentaries series. This interview is part 1 of 4 where Professor Foster explains why he wrote the commentary and who its intended readership is.       Share Post:

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  • 8th October 2016

The beginning of the New Testament: oral, written, or both?

In my thesis, I examine my practice as an oral storyteller for the ways in which performance is a means of interpretation drawing on intuition and imagination, on the authority that resides in the embodied human person. To this end, I have performed the letter to the Romans (abridged and in smaller portions). And however […]

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  • 6th October 2016

Upcoming Book Release: Characters and Characterization in Luke-Acts

  We are excited to announce the upcoming release of Characters and Characterization in Luke-Acts by two University of Edinburgh alumni. Frank Dicken studied under the direction of Professor Helen Bond and Julia Snyder with Professor Paul Foster. This volume includes a number of wonderful contributions with notable scholars such as Joel Green, Stephen Fowl, […]

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  • 1st October 2016

PT. 5: Professor Hurtado on “Destroyer of the gods”

Here is our last interview with Professor Larry Hurtado on his newest book, “Destroyer of the gods”. Be sure to grab a copy ( and give it a read! Share Post:

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  • 30th September 2016

Propaganda On Every Corner

    “‘Bring me a denarius and let me see it.’ And they brought one. Then he said to them, ‘Whose head is this, and whose title?’ They answered, ‘The emperor’s.’” [1] In the quote above from Mark 12, the Pharisees’s and Herodians’s answer to Jesus’ question about the denarius explicitly confirms their belief concerning the […]

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  • 28th September 2016

Robert Powell, Pilate, and other biblical characters

It’s hard to believe, but 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Franco Zefirelli’s Jesus of Nazareth. Filmed in Morocco and Tunisia, and with a huge star-studded cast, the British/Italian miniseries aired on TV in the run-up to Easter 1977 in four two-hour episodes, reaching many millions of people throughout the globe. Over the summer I […]

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  • 22nd September 2016