Matthew Novenson is a New Testament scholar with particular expertise in the Pauline epistles. His research interests cluster around the question of how first-century Christian texts fit alongside non-Christian Jewish texts from the same period, in the time before Christianity emerged as a Greco-Roman religion in its own right. He has published on a range of topics including the Pauline epistles, early Christian Christology, the Bar Kokhba revolt, ancient biblical interpretation, and ancient rhetoric. In April, his new monograph will be released:

Christ among the Messiahs: Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism (OUP, 2012)


In addition, his shorter publications include the following:


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