Sean Adams is interested in mapping the literary and cultural relationships between the New Testament and the wider Graeco-Roman world. He is currently investigating Jewish Greek educational practices and their importance for New Testament interpretation. Sean has published on a range of topics including the ancient letter form, interpretive issues in Luke-Acts, ancient genre theory, and the Septuagint. His new monograph is expected in the Summer of 2013:
The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography (SNTSMS; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2013).
Other Selected Publications:
- Baruch and The Epistle of Jeremiah: A Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Vaticanus (Septuagint Commentary Series; Edited by Stanley E. Porter, Richard S. H. Hess, and John Jarick. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2014).
- Issues in Luke-Acts, co-edited with Michael Pahl (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2012).
- Paul and the Ancient Letter Form, co-edited with Stanley E. Porter (PAST 6; Leiden: Brill, 2010).
- ‘Reframing Scripture: A Fresh Look at Baruch’s So-Called “Citations”,’ in Géza G. Xeravits, Isaac Kalimi, and Tobias Nicklas (eds.), Scriptural Authority in Early Judaism and Ancient Christianity (DCLS 16; Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming 2013).
- ‘Luke, Josephus, and Self-Definition: The Genre of Luke-Acts and its Relationship to Apologetic Historiography and Collected Biography,’ in S.E. Porter and A.W. Pitts (eds.), Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Social and Literary Contexts for the New Testament (TENTS 10; Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2012), 439-59.
- ‘Paul the Roman Citizen: Roman Citizenship in the Ancient World and Its Importance for Understanding Acts 22:22-29,’ in Stanley E. Porter (ed.), Paul: Jew, Greek, Roman (PAST 5; Leiden: Brill, 2008), 309-26.