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Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 5 (2008)
Edited by Stanley E. Porter, Matthew Brook O'Donnell, Wendy J. Porter, Lois K. Fuller Dow

This is the fifth volume of the hard-copy edition of a journal that has been published online ( since 2000. Volume 1 was for 2000, Volume 2 was for 2001Ė2005, Volume 3 for 2006, Volume 4 for 2007, and Volume 5 for 2008. As they appear, the hardcopy editions will replace the online materials.

The scope of JGRChJ is the texts, language and cultures of the Graeco-Roman world of early Christianity and Judaism. The papers published in JGRChJ are designed to pay special attention to the 'larger picture' of politics, culture, religion and language, engaging as well with modern theoretical approaches.

Stanley E. Porter is President and Dean, and Professor of New Testament, at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Matthew Brook O'Donnell is Director of Research and Development for, and Adjunct Professor at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Wendy J. Porter is Director of Music and Worship at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Lois K. Fuller Dow is Lecturer in New Testament Greek at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Series: Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, 5
978-1-906055-56-1 hardback
Publication April 2009

Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts
Paulís Bible, his Education and his Access to the Scriptures of Israel

Craig S. Keener
Three Notes on Figurative Language: Inverted Guilt in Acts 7.55-60, Paulís Figurative Vote in Acts 26.10, Figurative Eyes in Galatians 4.15

Jae Hyun Lee
Against Richard B. Haysís ĎFaith of Jesus Christí

Jintae Kim
Targum Isaiah 53 and the New Testament Concept of Atonement

Michael Wojciechowski
Aesopic Tradition in the New Testament

Hans Foerster
The Celebration of the Baptism of Christ by the Basilideans and the Origin of Epiphany: Is the Seemingly Obvious Correct?

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 Authorís Response

Mariusz Rosik
The Greek Motif of the Cyclic Journey in the Gospel of Luke

Stephen J. Bedard
Hellenistic Influence on the Idea of Resurrection in Jewish Apocalyptic Literature

Jake OíConnell
Did Greco-Roman Apparitional Models Influence Lukeís Resurrection Narrative? A Response to Deborah Thompson Prince

David Instone-Brewer and Philip A. Harland
Jewish Associations in Roman Palestine: Evidence from the Mishnah