Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Open Access Journal: Journal of Greco-Roman Judaism and Christianity (JGRChJ)

 [First posted in AWOL 6 January 2009. Updated updated 17 February 2016]
Journal of Greco-Roman Judaism and Christianity (JGRChJ)
ISSN: 1467-1093
Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism originates from McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1, and at

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Manuscripts and editorial correspondence should be addressed to Dr Stanley E.Porter, Senior Editor, Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, McMaster Divinity College, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1. Enquiries may be addressed to

JGRChJ accepts books for possible review in the electronic version, including review articles of several books on a given subject. Books are to be sent to the Senior Editor for consideration for review.

JGRChJ appears continuously throughout the year. The electronic form of the previous volume is removed soon after the new volume year’s postings begin. At that time, the previous volumes of the journal will be available only in print form. The print form of the journal may be purchased through Sheffield Phoenix Press, Department of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK.
James Darlack has assembled the following links and tables of contents:
The latest volume of JGRChJ is available online at The content linked below is archived on that site.
Book reviews are available on the JGRChJ site.

Volume 1 (2000)


  1. Pieter W. Van der Horst, “Ancient Jewish Bibliomancy”
  2. Amphilochios Papathomas, “A New Testimony to the Letter to the Hebrews”
  3. Chrys C. Caragounis, “Dionysios Halikarnasseus, the Art of Composition and the Apostle Paul”
  4. Shaye J.D. Cohen, “False Prophets (4Q339), Netinim (4Q340), and Hellenism at Qumran”
  5. Craig A. Evans, “Mark’s Incipit and the Priene Calendar Inscription: From Jewish Gospel to Greco-Roman Gospel”
  6. Stanley E. Porter and Brook W.R. Pearson, “Why the Split? Christians and Jews by the Fourth Century”
  7. Anders Runesson, “Particularistic Judaism and Universalistic Christianity? Some Critical Remarks on Terminology and Theology”
  8. Al Wolters, “A Semantic Study of αὐθέντης and its Derivatives”
  9. Michael Knowles, “‘Wide is the Gate and Spacious the Road that Leads to Destruction’: Matthew 7.13 in Light of Archaeological Evidence”

Volume 2 (2001-2005)


  1. Zeba Crook, “The Divine Benefactions of Paul the Client”
  2. Hans Förster, “7Q5 = Mark 6.52-53: A Challenge for Textual Criticism?”
  3. Malcolm Choat and Alanna Nobbs, “Monotheistic Formulae of Belief in Greek Letters on Papyrus from the Second to the Fourth Century”
  4. Galen K. Johnson, “The Tribulation in Revelation and Its Literary-Theological Milieu”
  5. Douglas C. Mohrmann, “Boast Not in your Righteousness from the Law: A New Reading of Romans 10.6-8”
  6. Jintae Kim, “The Concept of Atonement in Hellenistic Thought and 1 John”
  7. Jintae Kim, “The Concept of Atonement in Early Rabbinic Thought and the New Testament Writings”
  8. Craig Keener, “‘Let the Wife have Authority Over Her Husband’ (1 Corinthians 11.10)”
  9. Patrick James, “Participial Complementation in Roman and Byzantine Documentary Papyri: ἐπίσταμαι, μανθάνω, εὑρίσκω”
  10. Jesper Svartvik, “How Noah, Jesus and Paul Became Captivating Biblical Figures: The Side Effects of the Canonization of Slavery Metaphors in Jewish and Christian Texts”

Volume 3 (2006)


  1. Craig Evans, “Messianic Hopes and Messianic Figures in Late Antiquity”
  2. Richard Van Egmond, “The Messianic ‘Son of David’ in Matthew”
  3. Ronald Weed, “Aristotle on Justice (δικαιοσύνη): Character, Action and Some Pauline Counterparts”
  4. Michael Wojciechowski, “Paul and Plutarch on Boasting”
  5. Barry F. Parker, “Romans 7 and the Split Between Judaism and Christiainity”
  6. Craig S. Keener, “Paul’s ‘Friends’ The Asiarchs (Acts 19.31)”
  7. Lois K. Fuller, “The ‘Genitive Absolute’ in New Testament/Hellenistic Greek: A Proposal for Clearer Understanding”
  8. Jonathan M. Watt, “Contextual Disconnection in Bart Ehrman’s Lost Christianities
  9. Sean A. Adams, “Luke’s Preface and its Relationship to Greek Historiography: A Response to Loveday Alexander”
  10. Robert Stephen Reid, “Ad Herennium Argument Strategies in 1 Corinthians”

Volume 4 (2007)


  1. David Reis, “Flip-Flop? John Chrysostom’s Polytropic Paul”
  2. Nathan Eubank, “Bakhtin and Lukan Politics: A Carnivalesque Reading of the Last Supper in the Third Gospel”
  3. John C. Poirier, “The Linguistic Situation in Jewish Palestine in Late Antiquity”
  4. Julie Ann Smith, “‘What Now Lies Before Their Eyes’: The Foundations of Early Pilgrim Visuality in the Holy Land”
  5. David E. Malick, “The Contribution of Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis to an Understanding of Women in the Book of Acts”
  6. Justin M. Smith, “Genre, Sub-Genre and Questions of Audience: A Proposed Typology for Greco-Roman Biography”

Volume 5 (2008)


  1. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts, “Paul’s Bible, His Education and His Access to the Scriptures of Israel”
  2. Craig S. Keener, “Three Notes on Figurative Language: Inverted Guilt in Acts 7.55-60, Paul’s Figurative Vote in Acts 26.10, Figurative Eyes in Galatians 4.15”
  3. Jae Hyun Lee, “Against Richard B. Hays’s ‘Faith of Jesus Christ’”
  4. Jintae Kim, “Targum Isaiah 53 and the New Testament Concept of Atonement”
  5. Michael Wojciechowski, “Aesopic Tradition in the New Testament”
  6. Hans Foerster, “The Celebration of the Baptism of Christ by the Basilideans and the Origin of Epiphany: Is the Seemingly Obvious Correct?”
  7. Jeffrey L. Staley, Matthew Forrest Lowe, Michael W. Pahl, Anne Moore and Paul N. Anderson, “John Versus Jesus? Reviews of The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus by Paul N. Anderson and the Author’s Response”
  8. Mariusz Rosik, “The Greek Motif of the Cyclic Journey in the Gospel of Luke”
  9. Stephen J. Bedard, “Hellenistic Influence on the Idea of Resurrection in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature”

Volume 6 (2009)


  1. Jintae Kim, “The Concept of Atonement in the Gospel of John”
  2. Craig S. Keener, “Human Stones in a Greek Setting: Luke 3.8; Matthew 3.9; Luke 19.40”
  3. Erlend D. MacGillivray, “Re-Evaluating Patronage and Reciprocity in Antiquity and New Testament Studies”
  4. Martin M. Culy, “Double Case Constructions in Koine Greek”
  5. Mark A. Jennings, “Patronage and Rebuke in Paul’s Persuasion in 2 Corinthians 8-9”
  6. David Lincicum, “The Origin of ‘Alpha and Omega’ (Revelation 1.8; 21.6; 22.13): A Suggestion”
  7. Greg Goswell, “Early Readers of the Gospels: The KEPHALAIA and TITLOI of Codex Alexandrinus”
  8. Craig Keener, “Heavenly Mindedness and Earthly Good: Contemplating Matters Above in Colossians 3.1-2”
  9. Lois K. Fuller Dow, “Understanding κλῆσις in the New Testament”
  10. Cynthia Long Westfall, “Blessed be the Ties that Bind: Semantic Domains and Cohesive Chains in Hebrews 1.1-2.4 and 12.5-8”

Volume 7 (2010)


  1. Craig A. Smith, “The Development of Style (Fifth Century BCE to Second Century CE) and the Consequences for Understanding the Style of the New Testament”
  2. Michael Meerson, “One God Supreme: A Case Study of Religious Tolerance and Survival”
  3. Craig S. Keener, “The Pillars and the Right Hand of Fellowship in Galatians 2.9”
  4. Craig S. Keener, “The Nativity Cave and Gentile Myths”
  5. Greg Goswell, “Ancient Patterns of Reading: The Subdivision of the Acts of the Apostles in Codex Sinaiticus”
  6. Jintae Kim, “The Concept of Atonement in the Qumran Literature and the New Covenant”
  7. Nijay K. Gupta and Fredrick J. Long, “The Politics of Ephesians and the Empire: Accommodation or Resistance?”
  8. Craig S. Keener, “Note on Athens: Do 1 Corinthians 16.15 and Acts 17.34 Conflict?”
  9. Craig S. Keener, “The Plausibility of Luke’s Growth Figures in Acts 2.41; 4.4; 21.20”
  10. Craig S. Keener, “Acts 10: Were Troops Stationed in Caesarea during Agrippa’s Rule?”

Volume 8 (2011-2012)


  1. Brice C. Jones, “The Bodmer ‘Miscellaneous’ Codex and the Crosby-Schøyen Codex MS 193: A New Proposal”
  2. Jintae Kim, “The Concept of Atonement in the Fourth Servant Song in the LXX”
  3. Tim Brookins, “Dispute with Stoicism in the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus”
  4. Greg Goswell, “An Early Commentary on the Pauline Corpus: The Capitulation of Codex Vaticanus”
  5. Wally V. Cirafesi, “The Priestly Portrait of Jesus in the Gospel of John in the Light of 1QS, 1QSa And 1QSb”
  6. E. K. McFall, “Are Dionysos and Oedipus Name Variations for Satan and Antichrist?”
  7. Horace Jeffery Hodges and John C. Poirier, “Jesus as the Holy One of God: The Healing of the ZaVaH in Mark 5.24b-34”
  8. Richard Carrier, “Thallus and the Darkness at Christ’s Death”
  9. Stanley E. Porter, “Early Apocryphal Non-Gospel Literature and the New Testament Text”
  10. Kevin Daughtery, “Naked Bodies and Heavenly Clothing: ΓΥΜΝΟΣ in 2 Corinthians 5.3”

Volume 9 (2013)


  1. Christopher D. Land, “Digitizing Ancient Inscriptions and Manuscripts: Some Thoughts about the Production of Digital Editions”
  2. Barry F. Parker, “‘Works of the Law’ and the Jewish Settlement in Asia Minor”
  3. Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong, “‘Standard of Faith’ or 'Measure of Trusteeship?' A Study in Romans 12.3-A Response”
  4. Bryan R. Dyer, “The Epistle to the Hebrews in Recent Research: Studies on the Author's Identity, his Use of the Old Testament, and Theology”
  5. Benjamin A. Edsall, “Greco-Roman Costume and Paul’s Fraught Argument in 1 Corinthians 11.2-16”
  6. Travis B. Williams, “Benefiting the Community through Good Works? The Economic Feasibility of Civic Benefaction in 1 Peter”
  7. Alexandra Mileto Robinson, “The Enoch Inclusio in Jude: A New Structural Possibility”
  8. John K. Goodrich, “The Interpretation οf μέτρον πίστεως ιn Romans 12.3—Rejoinder yo Porter and Ong”

Volume 10 (2014)


  1. Craig S. Keener, “First-Person Claims in Some Ancient Historians and Acts”
  2. Lincoln H. Blumell, “The Message and the Medium: Some Observations on Epistolary Communication in Late Antiquity”
  3. John Granger Cook, “Matthew 5.39 and 26.67: Slapping Another's Cheek in Ancient Mediterranean Culture”
  4. Jennifer Shack, “A Text without 1 Corinthians 14.34-35? Not according to the Manuscript Evidence”
  5. Jordan Henderson, “Josephus's' Life and Jewish War Compared to the Synoptic Gospels”
  6. William Varner, “A 'Majority' Reading for James 3.3 Supported by Both External and Internal Evidence”
  7. Cynthia Long Westfall, “The Meaning of αὐθεντέω in 1 Timothy 2.12”
  8. Adam Z. Wright, “Recognizing Jesus: A Study of Recognition Scenes in the Gospel of Mark”
  9. James M. Petitfils, “Martial Moses in Flavian Rome: Josephus's Antiquities 2-4 and Exemplary Roman Leadership”

Volume 11 (2015)


  1. Raymond J. Jachowski, “The Death of Herod the Great and the Latin Josephus: Re-Examining the Twenty-Second Year of Tiberius”
  2. Chris S. Stevens, “John 9.38-39a: A Scribal Interjection for Literary Reinforcement”
  3. David J. Fuller, “From Prophet to Waiter: Habakkuk's Cameo Appearance in the Apocryphal Additions to Daniel”

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