Gospel Perspectives Vol 1 – Your chance to choose an article

The British Library have just supplied me with a copy of Gospel Perspectives, Vols 1: Studies of History and Tradition in the Four Gospels. R.T. France & David Wenham, eds. JSOT Press, 1980. Please vote for your favourite article by 21st December – remember to say why you think it is the best. The article by Rainer Riesner is not included below because it is in German.

F.F. Bruce, “The Trial of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel,” pp.7-20.

Bruce Chilton, “Targumic Transmission and Dominical Tradition,” pp.21-46.

Peter H. Davids, “The Gospels and Jewish Tradition: Twenty Years After Gerhardsson,” pp.75-100.

R.T. France, “Mark and the Teaching of Jesus,” pp.101-137.

Sydney H.T. Page, “The Authenticity of the Ransom Logion (Mark 10:45b),” pp.137-162.

Phillip Barton Payne, “The Authenticity of the Parable of the Sower and its Interpretation,” pp.163-208.

Robert H. Stein, “The ‘Criteria’ For Authenticity,” pp.225-263.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Gospel Perspectives Vols 2, 3 & 5 Poll Results are in

I wanted to thank those who contributed to the poll to select the single article from each volume of Gospel Perspectives Vols. 2, 3 & 5 which I have been given permission from the Publisher to reproduce. It made an extremely difficult job a whole lot easier! Here as promised are the titles of the articles that I have decided to use:

Vol. 2

D.A. Carson, “Historical Tradition in the Fourth Gospel: After Dodd, What?” pp.83-146.

This was the majority opinion and was also the one that I was keen to use. Don Carson has now granted permission for me to go ahead.

Vol. 3

Bruce Chilton, “Varieties and Tendencies of Midrash: Rabbinic Interpretation of Isaiah 24.23” pp.9-32.

This was the most difficult for me to assess as I know little about this area and so I went with Michael Bird’s recommendation because his post indicated that he had read the articles. Permission from the author is still pending.

Vol. 5

Richard Bauckham, “The Study of Gospel Traditions Outside the Canonical Gospels: Problems and Prospects,” 369-404.

This was the majority vote. Richard Bauckham granted permission this morning.

I am expecting volumes 1 and 4 from the British Library shortly and will post a new poll for each as they arrive.

Gospel Perspectives Vol 5 – Your chance to choose an article

Below is the Table of Contents from Gospel Perspectives, Vol 5: The Jesus Tradition Outside the Gospels. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1984. As below, please vote by 15th December. Gerhard Maier’s article is not listed as it is in German.

David Wenham, “Paul’s Use of the Jesus Tradition: Three Samples,” pp.7-38.

Peter Richardson & Peter Gooch, “Logia of Jesus in 1 Corinthians,” pp.39-62.

Peter H. Davids, “James and Jesus,” 63-84.

G.K. Beale, “The Use of Daniel in the Synoptic Eschatological Discourse and in the Book of Revelation,” pp.129-154.

Bruce Chilton, “The Gospel According to Thomas as a Source of Jesus’ Teaching,” pp.155-176.

Craig L. Blomberg, “Tradition and Redaction in the Parables of the Gospel of Thomas,” pp.177-206.

David F. Wright, “Apocryphal Gospels: The ‘Unknown Gospel’ (Pap. Egerton 2) and the Gospel of Peter,” pp.207-232.

Donald A. Hagner, “The Sayings of Jesus in the Apostolic Fathers and Justin Martyr,” pp.233-268.

Jonathan Draper, “The Jesus Traditon in the Didache,” pp.269-288.

Graham H. Twelftree, “Jesus in Jewish Traditions,” pp. 289-342.

Murray J. Harris, “References to Jesus in Early Classical Authors,” pp.343-368.

Richard Bauckham, “The Study of Gospel Traditions Outside the Canonical Gospels: Problems and Prospects,” 369-404.