Israel’s God and Rebecca’s Children is a collection of essays written as a tribute to the lasting scholarship and friendship of Larry Hurtado and Alan Segal, who have contributed significantly to the contemporary understanding of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. Their colleagues and friends examine a wide range of focuses of Hurtado and Segal’s research, including Christology, community, Jewish-Christian relations, soteriology, and the development of early Christianity. Together, these essays reconceptualize Christology, rediscover early Judaic and Christian community, and provide valuable insights into the issues of community and identity.
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Methodologically sophisticated, engagingly written, and imaginatively provocative, this splendid volume advances the study of Early Judaism, Christian origins, and Jewish/Christian relations.
—Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
David B. Capes is a chair in the department of Christianity and philosophy at Houston Baptist University. He is the author of Old Testament Yahweh Texts in Paul’s Christology, The Footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land, The Last Eyewitness: The Final Week, and Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology.
April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the department of religious studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She specializes in early Christian history and theology, noncanonical Gospels, and gnostic and mystical traditions. She is the author of Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas, Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John and Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature, Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth, and The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation, with Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel.
Helen K. Bond studied at the Universities of St. Andrews, Durham, and Tübingen. She is a senior lecturer in New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh, where she has taught since 2000. Her publications include Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation and Caiaphas: Friend of Rome and Judge of Jesus?.
Troy A. Miller is the dean and assistant professor of Bible & theology in the School of Bible & Theology at Crichton College in Memphis, TN. He holds a PhD in New Testament language, literature, and theology from the University of Edinburgh and specializes in late Second Temple Judaism, Paul, and early-Christian identity formation.