The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition is a collection of studies in honour of Professor Maarten J.J. Menken (Tilburg/Utrecht) and illustrates the rich diversity of approaches to biblical interpretation at the beginning of the Common Era. An international team of specialists share their insights on such topics as the availability of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts, Jewish and Christian hermeneutics, notions of authority and inspiration and even a study of inscriptions. Each in its own way demonstrates that the relationship between text and tradition, culture and belief is always complex.
Bart Koet Ph.D. (1989), is Professor of Early Christian Literature at the University of Tilburg. He recently edited
Dreams as Divine communication in Christianity: From Hermas to Aquinas (Leuven, 2012).
Joseph Verheyden, Dr. Theol. (1987), is Professor of New Testament Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven. He has recently co-edited (with J. Krans)
Patristic and Text-Critical Studies: The Collected Essays of William L. Petersen (Leiden, 2012).
Steve Moyise, Ph.D. (1994) is Professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester. His most recent books are
Jesus and Scripture (Grand Rapids, 2010);
Paul and Scripture (Grand Rapids, 2010); and
The Later New Testament Writers and Scripture (London, 2012).
Bart J. Koet, Maarten Menken: A Portrait of the Scholar
Interpretation of Scripture and the New Testament
Steve Moyise, Matthew’s Bible in the Infancy Narrative
Joost Smit Sibinga †, Theme and Variations: Isaiah’s Song of the Vineyard and Its Influence in the New Testament
Joop Smit, The Function of the Two Quotations from Isaiah in Luke 3-4
Adelbert Denaux, The Use of Scripture in Luke 9:51-56
Susan Docherty, The Reception of Tobit in the New Testament and Early Christian Literature, with Special Reference to Luke-Acts
Peter Doble, “Are these things so?” (Acts 7:1): A Narrative-intertextual Approach to Reading Stephen’s speech
Joseph Verheyden, A Cry for Help: A Note in the Margin of Acts 16:9
Wendy North, Bethany beyond the Jordan
Ulrich Busse, Reinigung und Heiligung im Johannesevangelium
Gilbert Van Belle, The Signs of the Messiah in the Fourth Gospel: The Problem of a “Wonder-working Messiah”
Harm W. Hollander, Paul's Use of the Old Testament and his Attack on Apollos' Adherents in Corinth
Gert Steyn, The Text Form of the Torah quotations Common to the Corpus Philonicum and Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence
Martin C. de Boer, Observations on the Significance of the Old Testament in Galatians
Tobias Nicklas, Intertextuality – Christology – Pseudepigraphy: The Impact of Old Testament Allusions in 2 Thess 1:5-12
David Allen, Why Bother Going Outside?: The Use of the Old Testament in Heb 13:10-16
John Court, Tracing Scriptural Authority
Michael Labahn, “Das Buch dieser Prophetie” – die Schriften Israels und die Schrift des Sehers: Überlegungen zu Schrifthermeneutik der Johannesoffenbarung
Archibald van Wieringen, The Theologoumenon “New” Bridging the Old and the New Testament
Eric Ottenheijm, “Which if a man do them he shall live by them:” Jewish and Christian Discourse on Lev 18:5
Margaret Daly-Denton, The Old Testament in the New: A Resource for an Ecological Reading
Interpretation of Scripture after the NT
Huub W.M. van de Sandt, The Old Testament and the Didache
Bart J. Koet, Isaiah 60:17 as a Key for Understanding the Two-fold Ministry of ἐπισκόποι and διάκονοι According to 1 Clement (1 Clem. 42:5)
Pieter W. van der Horst, Biblical Quotations in Judaeo-Greek Inscriptions
Henk Jan de Jonge, The Use of the Old Testament in Scripture Readings in Early Christian Assemblies
Pancratius C. Beentjes, Saint Augustine’s Sermons 38-41 on the Book of Ben Sira
Lionel North, Jan van den Driessche (Johannes Drusius, 1550-1616) and the Study of the Old Testament in the New
Bibliography Prof. Dr Maarten Menken
Scholars and postgraduate students interested in Jewish and Christian hermeneutics, the transmission of ancient texts, the development of tradion and New Testament theology.