Prof. DD (University of Pretoria) DLitt (Universiteit van Stellenbosch) Gert J. Steyn

Professor für Neues Testament

gert.steyn@the.feg.de

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Jahrgang Qualifikation Fachgebiet/ Hauptfächer Institution
1980 Abitur Bibelkunde; Biologie; Afrikaans Gymnasium:Schoonspruit
1981-1983 Baccalaureus Artium Griechisch und  Hebräisch Universität von Pretoria
1984-1985 Baccalaureus Artium (Honores) Griechisch Universität von Pretoria
1984-1986 Baccalaureus Divinitatis Theologie:

(Hauptfach: Neues Testament)

Universität von Pretoria
1986-1987 Magister Artium Griechisch Universität von Pretoria
1988-1994 Doctor Divinitatis Neues Testament Universität von Pretoria
2006-2008 Doctor Litterarum Biblische Sprache Stellenbosch Universität

Bisherige berufliche Laufbahn

Jahrgang Position Institution
1987 – 1990 Junior Lecturer (Neues Testament) Unisa (Universität von Südafrika)
1992 – 1993 Lecturer (Neues Testament und Griechisch) Fedsem (Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa, Pietermaritzburg)
1993 – 2000 Senior Lecturer (Griechisch und Klassische Kulturen) Universität Johannesburg
1993 – 2000 Geschäfstleiter und Rektor T.E.E. College (Theological Education by Extension College, Southern Africa)
2001 – 2003 Associate Professor

(Griechisch und Klassische Kulturen)

Universität Johannesburg
2003 – 2006 Associate Professor (Neues Testament) Universität Pretoria
2006 – 2017 Full Professor (Neues Testament)

Head of Department (2010+)

Universität Pretoria
2011+ Forschungsmitglied Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal
2017+ Professor für neutestamentliche Exegese und Theologie Theologische Hochschule Ewersbach

Sprachen

(klassisch) Hebräisch, Griechisch, Latein
(modern) Afrikaans, Deutsch, Englisch, Niederländisch

Tätigkeiten im Rahmen der akademischen Selbstverwaltung

Jahrgang Position
1993 – 2000 Principal and Managing Director: Theological Education by Extension College
1992 – 2000 Executive member: Joint Board for the Diploma in Theology
1993 – 2000 Elected member: Association of Southern African Theological Institutions (ASATI)
1993 – 2000 Elected member: South African Council of Theological Institutions (SACTE)
1994 – 1995 Chair: Lead strategic planning process (Kgolagano College, Gabarone, Botswana)
1994 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Ministerial Training (College of the Transfiguration, Grahamstown)
1995 – 2000 Board of Honorary members: Oxen Ministries, Exeter, England
1995 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Theological Education by Extension (TEE East Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania [Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania])
1995 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Theological Education: Dutch Reformed Church (Southern Transvaal)
1996 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Distance Education (Technicon SA (Roodepoort)
1996 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Theological Education: Uniting Reformed Church (Dundee, Kwazulu-Natal)
1996 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Theological Education (School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg)
1997 – 2000 Executive member: International TEENet (Vancouver, Canada)
1997 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on electronic media in Extension Education: Native Ministries Programme (Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, Canada)
1997 Chair & External Reviewer: Bishop Gaul College (Harare, Zimbabwe)
1997 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Theological Education in a transforming world: Church Community Leadership Trust (Port Elizabeth)
1997 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Distance Theological Education (University of South Africa, Pretoria)
1998 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Ministerial Training: Global Ministries (Lesotho)
1998 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Ministerial Formation: “Rudder meeting” (Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa, Johannesburg)
1999 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Extension Education: TEE Anglican Church East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
2000 Panel Member: Strategic planning committee on Extension Education and Ministerial Formation: World Council of Churches Education Desk (Accra, Ghana)
2004 Quality assurance reviewer: International College of Bible and Missions
2004 – 2011 Quality assurance reviewer (New Testament Modules): Faculty of Theology, Northwest University, Potchefstroom
2005 – 2008 Secretary: New Testament Society of South Africa (NTSSA)
2005+ Panel Member: Editorial Committee of the Deutero-Canonical Books: Bible Society of South Africa
2006 – 2007 Organise and chair several meetings on design of new curriculum: Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria
2006 Quality assurance reviewer: Mukhanyo Theological College, Pretoria
2007+ Founding and Executive Member: LXXSA (SA LXX Society)
2007 Study Tour Leader: West Turkey (Archaelogical sites linked to Paul and John)
2009 Study Tour Leader: West Turkey (Archaelogical sites linked to Paul and John)
2009 – 2016 Head of Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria
2009 – 2016 Member: Senate of the University of Pretoria
2010 Study Tour Leader: Greece: Ancient Macedonia and Achaia
2010 External review and assessment of NT Department: Department of New Testament, Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein
2010 – 2012 President and Chair: New Testament Society of South Africa
2011+ Research Associate: Kirchliche Hochschule, Wuppertal, Germany
2011 Study Tour Leader: West Turkey (Archaelogical sites linked to Paul and John)
2012 Specialist Reviewer: Research Project for Netherlands Research Foundation
2013 + 2015 Specialist Reviewer: Research Projects for Belgian Research Foundation
2013-2015 Mentor: Postdoctoral Fellows (Dr Zorodzai Dube; Dr Peter Nagel)
Jul 2014 Study Tour Leader: West Turkey (Archaelogical sites linked to Paul and John)
Dec 2014 Study Tour Leader: West Turkey (Archaelogical sites linked to Paul and John)
2015 Study Tour Leader: Greece: Ancient Macedonia and Achaia
2016 Host (Gastgeber): Frau Dr. Joanna Erzberger – Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
2016 Co-chair (with Prof J Joosten, Oxford Univ, UK): IOSOT Seminar Track (LXX-NT)

Auszeichnungen

1990 – 1991 D.A.A.D. Stipendium (14 Monate)
1993 Einschreibung in “Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology
2002 – 2003 Alexander von Humboldt Stipendium (6 Monate + 3 Monate Verlängerung)
2007 – 2008 Alexander von Humboldt Stipendium: Wiederaufnahme (3 Monate)
2010 Alexander von Humboldt Stipendium: Wiederaufnahme (3 Monate)
2010 – 2011 Einschreibung in “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century (IBC).” Melrose Press: Cambridge, U.K.
2010 – 2011 Einschreibung in “Marquis Who’s Who in the World.” New Providence, N.J., USA, (27th/ 28thed)
2012 – 2014 Preis: Exceptional Academic Achiever’s Award (University of Pretoria): Nur 11 an der Universität von Pretoria und die einzige in Theologie
2012 – 2016 National Research Foundation (B-graded researcher)[1]:
2013 Einladung bei und Einschreibung in FacultyRow,com
2014 Einschreibung in “Bristol Who’s Who”, New York – Lebenslange Mitgliedschaft
2015 – 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Stipendium: Wiederaufnahme (1 Monat)
2017 Gastgeber für das 72. Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Universität Pretoria)
2017 Einladung: Invited speaker on theme ‘Faith, Theology, and Exegesis of Scripture’. Conference on the 2017 Reformation Anniversary by the Evangelisch-Theologischer Fakultätentag, Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie, und Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD)

Akademische Mitgliedschaften

Seit 1999 Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)[2] – by invitation only
Seit 1998 Society for Biblical Literature (SBL)
Seit 2013 European Association for Biblical Studies (EABS)
Seit 2010 International Organisation for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS)
Seit 2004 Septuaginta Deutsch – Wuppertaler Tagungen (LXX.D)
Seit 2012 NAVNUT: Dutch-Afrikaans Research Group
Seit 2015 AGNES: African-German Network of Excellence in Science
Seit 2002 Alexander von Humboldt Alumni
Seit 1990 DAAD Alumni
Seit 1987 New Testament Society of South Africa (NTSSA)
Seit 2007 Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa (LXXSA)
Seit 2007 Bible Society of Southern Africa

Sonstiges (auf English)

Editorial positions

  • Editorial board of the International Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas Scientific Journal published by Cambridge University Press: New Testament Studies (2009 – 2011)
  • International Editorial board: New Scholarly Book Series (Early Christianity in the Roman World) at Amsterdam University Press, Netherlands (Invited: 2012)
  • Sub-editor/Book Review editor: Neotestamentica [Vols 38-47: 2004 – 2014]. 18 editions of average 25 pages each
  • Sub-editor/Book Review editor: Verbum et Ecclesia [2004-2005]; Editorial Board [2004 – currently]
  • Translator and Greek language editor on the Bible Society of South Africa for the new Afrikaans Bible translation [since 2005]: Translations from Greek into Afrikaans (Hebrews; Baruch; Epistle of Jeremiah). Editorial board: Deutero-canonical books.
  • Editorial board of LitNet Akademies (Afrikaans Online Scholarly Journal) [Appointed: 2013]
  • Editorial board – Scholarly Journal: Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif [2003-2015]
  • Eitorial Board of “Lewende Woorde” (‘Living Words’) – a journal that promotes the sermon as art form [1995-2000]
  • Founder and editor: The T.E.E. Journal [1997-2000]

Research Fellowships

Year Institution Host
2002-2003 University of Münster, Germany Prof. Dr. Dietrich-Alex Koch
2005 Catholic University, Louvain, Belgium Prof. Dr. Hans Ausloos
2006 University of Edinburgh, Scotland Prof. Dr. Timothy Lim
2007-2008 University of Münster, Germany Prof. Dr. Dietrich-Alex Koch
2010 Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Prof. Dr. Cilliers Breytenbach
2011 Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Prof. Dr. Jan van der Watt
2012 Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Prof. Dr. Jan van der Watt
2013 Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Prof. Dr. Jan van der Watt
2014 Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Prof. Dr. Jan van der Watt
2015-2016 University of Münster, Germany Prof. Dr. Hermut Loehr

Academic Conferences Arranged

  • Annual International SNTS Conference (University of Pretoria) (2017)
  • Acts 17 and Its Social Contexts” (University of Pretoria) (2015)
  •  “I-IV Maccabees” (University of Pretoria) (2014)
  • Moses in 2nd Temple Judaism and Early Christianity” (University of Pretoria) (2012)
  • Reflecting on Romans” (80th Anniversary conference in Honour of A B du Toit) (2011)
  • 3x National Conferences on the Septuagint (LXX) (2006; 2009; 2014)
  • Angels and Spirits in the New Testament” (University of Pretoria) (2009)
  • 2x Annual Conference of the New Testament Society of SA, hosted by UP (2005; 2015)
  • Early Christianity” (University of Pretoria) (2004)
  • Keys to unlock the Future” (University of Johannesburg/RAU) (2001)
  • Conferences on Exegesis at the Theological Education by Extension College (1998-2000)

Research Mentor for New / Young Researchers

Person Position Year
Prof Ernest van Eck RDP[3] 2007 – 2009
Prof Kobus Kok RDP 2010 – 2012
Dr Elijah Mahlangu RDP 2011 – 2013
Dr Zorodzai Dube VC Postdoctoral Fellow 2013 – 2015
Dr Peter Nagel Postdoctoral Fellow 2014
Dr Ronald van der Bergh RDP 2014 – 2016
Dr Joanna Erzberger Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow 2016

[1] Definition by South African National Research Foundation: Internationally acclaimed researcher: Researchers who enjoy considerable international recognition by their peers for the high quality of their recent research outputs.

[2] An invitation prepared and presented by myself to host the SNTS in 2017 at the University of Pretoria was successfully accepted by its 400+ members from 50+ countries – its 3rd meeting in 72 years in the Southern Hemisphere.

[3] Research Development Programme

Veröffentlichungen

  1. MONOGRAPHS
  2. [2011] A Quest for the Assumed Septuagint Vorlage of the Explicit Quotations in Hebrews. (FRLANT 235) Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 470pp.
  3. [1995] Septuagint Quotations in the Context of the Petrine and Pauline Speeches of the Acta Apostolorum. Kampen: Kok Pharos / Leuven: Peeters Press. 290pp.
  1. EDITED
  2. [2016] Septuagint, Sages and Scripture: Studies in Honour of Johann Cook (Vetus Testamentum Supplements 172). Leiden: Brill. (with X. Gauthier and G.R. Kotze). 394pp.
  3. [2010] Psalms and Hebrews (with D.J. Human), London: T&T Clark. 300pp.
  4. [2009] “From Jesus to Justin: FS University of Pretoria”. Neotestamentica (Sole Editor), 270pp
  5. [2005] Friendship and Love where there were none. Biblical Perspectives on Reconciliation. (with J. Van der Watt & D. Human), Pretoria: ISWEN. 147pp.

PEER REVIEWED CHAPTERS IN BOOKS   [38 Published]

2017

  1. “The order of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and its reception in Revelation 7”, in: A. Yarbro-Collins (ed.) [Scripture in Revelation, Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense, Louvain, Jul 2015] Ephemerides Theologicae Lovaniensis [in press]

2016

  1. “Hebrews in an Egyptian Setting?”, in: Régis Burnet, D. Luciani & G. Van Oyen (eds), The Epistle to the Hebrews. Writing at the Borders (CBET 85; Leuven: Peeters Press), 103-122. [Hebrews Conference, Louvain-la-Neuve on L’Épître aux Hébreux comme écrit à la frontière. Hebrews as a border/frontier writing]
  2. “Crossing the border: ‘Let us go outside the camp…’ (Heb 13:13)”, in: A. Weisenrieder (ed), Borders: Terms, Performances and Ideologies (WUNT II; Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck), 337-357.
  3. “Heliopolis and On in the LXX”, in S. Kreuzer, W. Kraus & M. Karrer (hrsg), Die Septuaginta IV. Orte, Intentionen (LXX-conference Wuppertal 2014) (WUNT; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck), 155-168.
  4. “Introductory Notes to Philo of Alexandria’s ‘Proverbs’ and Idiomatic Expressions”, in: R. Gauthier, G. Kotze, & G.J. Steyn (eds), Septuagint, Sages and Scripture: Studies in Honour of Johann Cook (Vetus Testamentum Supplements; Leiden: Brill), 294 – 322.
  5. “Dodekapropheton Quotations in Matthew’s Gospel”, in Kraus, M.N. van der Meer, & M. Meiser (eds). XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Munich, 2013 (SCS; Atlanta: SBL), 741-762.

2015

  1. “Revisiting Hapax Legomena in Ad Hebraeos – with special reference to Heb 4:12-13”, in M. Nel, J.G. van der Watt & F.J. van Rensburg (eds), The New Testament in the Graeco-Roman World. Articles in Honour of Abe Malherbe (Theology in Africa 4; Muenster: Lit-Verlag, 2015), 117-143.

2014

  1. „A Way of Life: Bileam, Priapus and the Nicolaitans of Revelation 2 in the Light of the Priapus Cult”, in J. Elschenbroich & J. De Vries (eds), Worte der Weissagung. Studien zu Septuaginta und Johannesoffenbarung (ABG 47; Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2014), 188-209.
  2. “Some Observations on Philo of Alexandria’s Sensitivity to Strangers”, in K. Kok & T. Nicklas, et. al.  (eds), Sensitivity towards Outsiders: Exploring the dynamic relationship between mission and ethics in the new testament and early christianity (WUNT II; Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 2014), 59–78.
  3. “Reflections on the Reception of the LXX Pentateuch in Philo’s De Vita Mosis”, in W. Kraus & S. Kreuzer (hrsg), Die Septuaginta – Text, Wirkung, Rezeption (4. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 19.-22. Juli 2012).  (WUNT I 325; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), 363-380.

2013

  1. “Jesus as expected governor of Juda”, in Estrada, E. Manicardi & A. Puig I Tarrech (eds), Vangeli: Storia e Cristologia. La ricerca di Joseph Ratzinger – Benedetto XVI  / The Gospels: History and Christology. The Search of Joseph Ratzinger – Benedikt XVI. Volume 2. (Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013), 85-102.
  2. “A Comparison of the Septuagint Textual Form in the Torah Quotations common to Philo of Alexandria and the Gospels of Mark and Matthew” in Melvin K.H. Peters (ed), XIV Congress of the IOSCS, Helsinki 2010 (SBL Septuagint and Cognate Studies 59; Atlanta: SBL, 2013), 605-624.
  3. “ Nuwe Testamentiese Wetenskap aan die Universiteit van Pretoria,” in D.J. Human & J. van der Merwe (eds), Die Ned. Geref. Kerk en Teologiese Opleiding aan UP: 1938-2013 – 75 Jaar (Pretoria: Kitskopie, 2013), 180-196.
  4. “The Text Form of the Torah Quotations Common to the Corpus Philonicum and Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence,” in B. Koet, S. Moyise & J. Verheyden (eds), The Scriptures of Israel in Jewish and Christian Tradition: Essays in Honour of Maarten J. J. Menken. (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 193 – 210.

2012

  1. “The Text Form of the Isaiah Quotations in the Sondergut Mattäus compared to the Dead Sea Scrolls, Masoretic Text and LXX”, in J. Cook & H.-J. Stipp (eds), Text-Critical and Hermeneutical Studies in the Septuagint (VT.S 157; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 427–446.
  2. “Can we reconstruct an early text form of the LXX from the quotations of Philo of Alexandria and the New Testament? Torah Quotations overlapping between Philo and Galatians as a Test Case”, in S. Kreuzer, M. Meiser & M. Sigismund (hrsg), Die Septuaginta III. Entstehung, Sprache, Geschichte (LXX-conference Wuppertal 2010) (WUNT 286; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012), 444-464.

2011

  1. “The Eschatology of Hebrews as understood within a cultic setting,” in Frey, J &Van der Watt, J G (eds), Eschatology in the New Testament. (WUNT; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 429-450.
  2. “Opstanding in die Sinoptiese Evangelies”, in Vos, C J A & Human, D J (eds), Vaste Rots op wie ek bou. (Wellington: Lux Verbi, 2011), 261–283.
  3. “Messiaanse Tekste” in die Nuwe Testament, in Vos, C J A & Human, D J (eds), Vaste Rots op wie ek bou. (Wellington: Lux Verbi, 2011), 181–196.

2010

  1. “Comparing Manuscripts with Manuscripts. Thoughts on the Compilation of a Synopsis of Textual Variants in the Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament”, in Kreuzer, S; Karrer, M & Sigismund, M (eds), Von der Septuaginta zum Neuen Testament. Textgeschichtliche Eröterungen (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010) 211 – 226.
  2. “Some possible intertextual influences from the Jewish Scriptures on the (moral) language of Hebrews,” in Van der Watt, J G & Zimmermann, R (eds), Moral Language in the New Testament (WUNT 296; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010), 311–329.
  3. “Two New Testament Papyri on the Quotations in Hebrews and their possible value in the reconstruction of LXX texts,” in Kraus, W & Karrer, M (eds) Die Septuaginta – Texte, Theologien, Einflüsse (WUNT 252; Tübingen: Mohr, 2010), 238-255.
  4. “The reception of Ps 95 in Hebrews 3-4,” in Human, D J & Steyn, G J (eds), Psalms and Hebrews: Studies in Reception (Library of Biblical Studies 527; London: T&T Clark, 2010), 194-228.

2009

  1. “Quotations from the Minor Prophets in Hebrews,” in Cook, J (ed), Septuagint and Reception. Essays prepared for the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa (S.VT 127; Leiden: Brill, 2009), 119-140.
  1. “Misunderstanding, Irony and Mistaken Identity in References to Jesus as Kurios in John’s Gospel,” in Verheyden, J; Van der Watt, J G & Van Belle, G (eds), Miracles and Imagery in Luke and John. FS Ulrich Busse (Louvain: Peeters Press, 2008), 141-160.
  2. “Which LXX are we talking about in New Testament scholarship? Two examples from Hebrews,” in Karrer, M & Kraus, W (eds), Die Septuaginta – Texte, Kontexte, Lebenswelten (WUNT 219; Tübingen: Mohr, 2008), 297-307.

2007

  1. “Deuteronomy in Hebrews,” in Moyise, S & Menken, M M J (eds), Deuteronomy in the New Testament (London: T&T Clark, 2007), 152-168.
  2. “Identiteit en seksualiteit in die Nuwe Testament,” in Human, DJ & Vos CJA (eds), Liefde is die grootste. Oor erotiek en seksualiteit. (Pretoria: Protea Bookshop, 2007), 138-160.
  3. “Riglyne vir ‘n verantwoordelike Nuwe Testamentiese Verstaan in die Homoseksualiteitsdebat,” in Human, DJ & Vos CJA (eds), Liefde is die grootste. Oor erotiek en seksualiteit. (Pretoria: Protea Bookshop, 2007), 172-204.

2006

  1. “Driven by Conviction and Attitude. Ethical dimensions in the Acts of the Apostles,” in Van der Watt, J G (ed), Identity, Ethics, and Ethos in the New Testament (BZNW 141; Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006), 135-166.
  2. “Torah Quotations common to Philo, Hebrews, Clemens Romanus and Justin Martyr: What is the common denominator?”in Breytenbach, C; Thom, J C; Punt, J (eds), The New Testament Interpreted: Essays in Honour of Bernard C. Lategan (Supplements Novum Testamentum 124; Leiden: EJ Brill, 2006), 135-151.

2005

  1. “Soteriological Perspectives in Luke’s Gospel,” in Van der Watt, J. (ed), Salvation in the New Testament : Perspectives on Soteriology (NTSuppl; Leiden: Brill, 2005), 47-71.
  2. “A framework for Reconciliation in the General Epistles,” in Van der Watt, Jan; Human, Dirk & Steyn, Gert (eds), Friendship and Love where there were none. Biblical Perspectives on Reconciliation. (Pretoria: ISWEN, 2005), 123-134.

2004

  1. “Notes on the Vorlage of the Amos Quotations in Acts,” in Breytenbach, Cilliers & Schröter, Jens (hrsg), Die Apostelgeschichte und die hellenistische Geschichtsschreibung. Festchrift für Eckard Plümacher zu seinem 65. Geburtstag. (Ancient Judaism & Christianity 57. Arbeiten zur Geschichte des Antiken Judentums und des Urchristentums; Leiden: Brill, 2004), 59-81.

2000

  1. “The value of Greek for church ministry,” in Hendrickx, B J (ed), Hellenism in Africa. (Johannesburg: RAU University Press, 2000), 74-82.

1997

  1. “Luke’s use of Mimesis? Re-opening the debate,” in Tuckett, C M (ed), The Scriptures in the Gospels (BETL 131). (Congress Volume of Papers delivered at the Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense 51st Congress, August 1996) (Leuven: Peeters University Press, 1997), 551-558.

1996

  1. “Reflections on ‘τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ κυρίου’ in 1 Corinthians,” in Bieringer, R (ed),The Corinthian Correspondence (Congress Volume of Papers delivered at the Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense 49 Congress, August 1994) (BETL 125; Leuven: Peeters University Press, 1996), 479-490.

1995

  1. “Nood voor die deure van die kerk. Duiders vir Barmhartigheidsprediking uit Hand 3:1-10,” in Van Aswegen, W H (ed) 1995, Nood voor die deure van die Kerk. ‘n Preekhulp. (Johannesburg: Sinodale Kommissie vir die diens van Barmhartigheid van die Ned Geref Kerk, Suid-Transvaal, 1995), 1-11.

PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARLY ARTICLES   [61 Published]

2017

  1. „Damit das Evangelium gepredigt würde“: Martin Luther und die Philoxenia-Forderung des Paulus in Röm 12,13. Theologisches Gespräch

2016

  1. The importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for the study of the explicit quotations in Ad Hebraeos. HTS Theological Studies 72 [Online]

2015

  1. ‚Retrodiction‘ of the Old Testament in the New: The case of Deut 21:23 in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians and the crucifixion of Yehoshua ben Yoseph (FS Christo van der Merwe). HTS Theological Studies 71/3 [Online]
  2. The text form of LXX Genesis 28:12 by Philo of Alexandria and in the Jesus-Logion of John 1:51 (FS Jan du Rand). In die Skriflig / In Luce Verbi 49 [Online]
  3. Observations on the Text Form of the Minor Prophet Quotations in Romans 9-11. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 38/1, 49-67.
  4. The Maccabean Literature and Hebrews. Some Intertextual Observations. Journal for Semitics 24/1, 271-291.
  5. ’Dink voordat jy praat!’ Die krag van die tong by Philo en Jakobus (FS PGR de Villiers). HTS Theol Studies 71/1 [Online]

2014

  1. Moses as ΘΕΡΑΠΩΝ (Therapōn) in Heb 3:5-6: Portrait of a cultic prophet-priest in Egypt? (FS Johann Cook). Journal of North-West Semitic Languages 40/2, 113-125.
  2. Quotations from Scripture and the Compilation of Hebrews in an Oral World. Journal of Early Christian History 3, 68-87.

2013

  1. Torah Quotations Common to Philo of Alexandria and the Acts of the Apostles. (FS Hermie van Zyl). Acta Theologica 33/2, 164-181.
  2. Trajectories of Scripture Transmission: The Case of Amos 5:25-27 in Acts 7:42-43. (FS Jimmy Loader). HTS Theological Studies 69/1, Art. #2006, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ hts.v69i1.2006.
  3. Elements of the Universe in Philo’s De Vita Mosis: Cosmological Theology or Theological Cosmology? In Luce Verbi 47/2, Art. #699, 9 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v47i2.699

2012

  1. “Fire as Prophecy? The relation between Fire and Prophecy as Theophany in the Septuagint and with reference to the Revelation of John” Ekklesiastikos Pharos 94, 471-484.
  2. The Ending of Hebrews Reconsidered. ZNW 103/2, 235-253.
  3. Die Duisternis as Mag in die Nuwe Testament. HTS Theological Studies 68/1, #1075, 8 pages.

2011

  1. “On Earth as it is in Heaven…”: The heavenly sanctuary motif in Heb 8:5 and its textual connection with the “shadowy copy” of LXX Exod 25:40. HTS Theological Studies 67/1, #885, 6 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.885.
  2. Hebrews’ Angelology in the Light of Early Jewish Apocalyptic Imagery. Acta Patristica et Byzantina 21 / Journal of Early Christian History 1/2, 143-164.

2009

  1. Notes on Ps 101 (LXX) and Ps 103 (LXX) in Hebrews 1 in the light of evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Papyrus Bodmer XXIV. Acta Patristica et Byzantina 20, 384-406.
  2. Septuagint Terminology as Christian Concepts in Hebrews. Journal for Semitics 18/2, 583-607.
  3. “Perfecting Knowledge and Piety” (Philo, Contempl. 3,25). Similarities between Philo’s Therapeutae and Lukan Early Christianity. Neotestamentica 43/2, 178-202.

2008

  1. “Beautiful but Tough!” A comparison of LXX Esther, Judith and Susanna. Journal for Semitics 17/1, 156-181.
  2. An Overview of the Extent and Diversity of Methods Utilised by the Author of Hebrews when Using the Old Testament. Neotestamentica 42/2, 327-352.

2007

  1. Attempting a first translation of the Septuagint Psalms into Afrikaans. Problems and Challenges. In die Skriflig 41/3, 457-478.
  2. Die Vita Christiana volgens Hebreërs 10:19-25. Eksegetiese kantaantekeninge. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 48/3 & 48/4, 612-620.
  3. Riglyne vir ‘n verantwoordelike Nuwe Testamentiese Verstaan in die Homoseksualiteitsdebat. Deel 1: ‘n Komplekse Saak. Verbum et Ecclesia 28/1, 280-300.
  4. Riglyne vir ‘n verantwoordelike Nuwe Testamentiese Verstaan in die Homoseksualiteitsdebat. Deel 2: Die Nuwe Testamentiese Tekste. Verbum et Ecclesia 28/2, 622-638.

2006

  1. Die NG Kerk se Identiteitskrisis. Deel II: Huidige bewegings, tendense of mutasies. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 47/4, 661-676.
  2. “The occurrence of Ps 118(117):6 in Hebrews 13:6. Possible liturgical origins?” Neotestamentica 40/1, 119-134.
  3. Identiteit en seksualiteit in die Nuwe Testament. Verbum et Ecclesia 27/1, 131-154.

2005

  1. Die NG Kerk se Identiteitskrisis. Deel I:Aanloop, terreine van beinvloeding en reaksies. Ned Geref Teologiese Tydskrif 46/3 & 46/4, 550-559.
  2. Reconciliation in the General Epistles? Verbum et Ecclesia 26/1, 205-221.

2004

  1. The Vorlage of Ps 45:6-7(44:7-8) in Heb 1:8-9. FS Andries Breytenbach. HTS 60/3, 1085-1103.
  2. The Future of T.E.E. (Theological Education by Extension) in the Light of Its Weaknesses. Missionalia 32/1, 3-22.

2003

  1. Some observations about the Vorlage of Ps 8,5-7 in Heb 2,6-8. Verbum et Ecclesia 24/2, 493-514.
  2. Addressing an angelomorphic christological myth in Hebrews? HTS 59/4, 1107-1128.
  3. Psalm 2 in Hebrews. Neotestamentica 37/2, 262-282.

2002

  1. A Note on the Vorlage of the Citation in Heb 4,4. Ekklesiastikos Pharos 84, 43-50.
  2. The Vorlage of the Melchizedek phrases in Heb 7:1-4. Acta Patristica et Byzantina 13, 207-223.

2001

  1. Teaching Ancient Greek in Africa: The quest for a new approach. Ekklesiastikos Pharos 83, 364-381.
  2. Interpreting the Scriptures in Africa – Then and Now. Ekklesiastikos Pharos 83, 350-363.
  3. Jesus-Sayings in Hebrews. Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 77/4, 433-440.

2000

  1. A Quest for the Vorlage of the Song of Moses (Dt 32) Quotations in Hebrews. Neotestamentica 34/2, 263-272.

1999

  1. ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός (Ac 2:17,18): What is being poured out? Neotestamentica 33/2, 391-398.
  2. „Angel Factories“ and „Church Cloning“: Thoughts on the viability of T.E.E. for the next millenium. Ministerial Formation 85 (April), 51-60. (Reprinted in The T.E.E. Journal 4 [2000], 117-135).

1998

  1. A Note on Translating and Interpreting „γλῶσσαι ὡσεὶ πυρός“ (Ac 2:3). Ekklesiastikos Pharos 80/1, 21-27.
  2. E.E. College (Southern Africa). A Case Study: Encountering technology in an African context. The T.E.E. Journal 2, 99-103.

1997

  1. The place of the T.E.E. College in a Transitionary Southern Africa. The T.E.E. Journal 1, 1-10.
  2. Enkele opmerkings oor Christologiese Skrifinterpretasie as hermeneutiese sleutel van die Nuwe Testamentiese skrywers. Skrif en Kerk 18/1, 146-153.

1996

  1. Luke’s use of Mimesis? Re-opening the debate. Ekklesiastikos Pharos 78/1 & 78/2, 26-34.
  2. Pretexts of the second table of the Decalogue and early Christian intertexts. Neotestamentica 30/2, 451-464.
  3. Nood voor die deure van die kerk: Duiders vir barmhartigheidsprediking uit Hd 3:1-10. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 37/1, 39-48.

1995

  1. Some Figures of Style in the Epistle to Philemon: Their Contribution Towards the Persuasive Nature of the Epistle. Ekklesiastikos Pharos 77/1-2, 64-80.
  2. LXX-Sitate in die Petrus- en Paulusredes van Handelinge. Skrif en Kerk 16, 125-141.

1991

  1. A short reply to the reaction of Prof Bauckham on „The occurrence of `Kainam‘ in Luke’s genealogy: Evidence of Septuagint influence? Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 67/1, 103-104.

1990

  1. Intertextual similarities between Septuagint pretexts and Luke’s Gospel. Neotestamentica 24/2, 229-246.
  2. Die stand van LXX-navorsing in die RSA (1978-1989) en die belang hiervan vir die NT-wetenskap. Theologia Evangelica 23/2, 7-14.

1989

  1. The occurrence of `Kainam‘ in Luke’s Genealogy: Evidence of Septuagint Influence? Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 65/4, 409-11.
  2. Die manifestering van LXX-invloed in die `Sondergut-Lukas‘. Hervormde Teologiese Studies 45/4, 864-873.
  3. Die Ou Griekse Vertaling (Septuagint). Deel 2: ’n Kort oorsig oor die ontwikkelingsgeskiedenis en bestaande teksteorieë. Theologia Evangelica 22/3, 2-13.
  4. Die Ou Griekse Vertaling (Septuagint). Deel 1: ’n Kort oorsig oor die moontlike ontstaansgeskiedenis. Theologia Evangelica 22/2, 9-18.

1988

  1. Die eksegetisering van Ou-Testamentiese stof in die Nuwe Testament. Enkele probleme en ’n moontlike model. Theologia Evangelica 20/3, 29-37.

ENCYCLOPEDIC ENTRIES & BIBLE TRANSLATIONS

2014

“Hebreërs”; “Jakobus” in: Die Bybel: Parallel Nuwe Testament. Vereeniging: Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy

“Hebreërs”, in: Nuwe Testament en Psalms. ’n Direkte Vertaling. Kaapstad: Bybelgenootskap van Suid-Afrika

2012

“Hebreërs”; “Jakobus” in: J. Van der Watt, J. Barkhuizen & H. Du Toit (reds), Interliniêre Bybel: Grieks-Afrikaans Nuwe Testament, Vereeniging: Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (pp. 1150-1222.

2009

S.v. “Aqedah,” in: Klauck, H-J, et al (eds), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR), Vol.I, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter (Vol. I, 2009)

2008

30 entries in Combrinck, BJ (ed), Christelike Kernensiklopedie (CKE), Wellington: Lux Verbi, 2008.

Entry page Entry page
Afvallig 24 Magog 690
Agabus 24 Neerdaling ter helle 790
Augustus 79 Nuwe Testament 813
Belofte 100 Nuwe Verbond 813
Dag van Jahwe 197-198 Ou Testament 838-839
Dienaar van die Here 233 Petrus 868
Gamaliël 361 Petrus 1 en 2 867-868
Getuig/getuie/getuienis 391 Sefas 971
Groot Versoendag 418 Silas 996-997
Hebreërs 433 Simon 998
Hel 443 Sweer (van eed) 1060-61
Hemel 444-445 Troon van God 1103
Hoëpriester 465-466 Verbond, Ou 1145
Judas (Bybelboek) 548 Voleinding 1164
Kragte/magte 622-623 Volharding 1164

BOOK REVIEWS

  1. De Vries, J and Karrer, M (eds), Textual History and the Reception of Scripture in Early Christianity / Textgeschichte und Schriftrezeption im frühen Christentum. (SBL: Septuagint and Cognate Studies 60; Atlanta: Society for Biblical Literature, 2103). 434 pages. Bulletin of Septuagint and Cognate Studies 48 (2015).
  2. Thomas, C. Adrian. A Case for Mixed-Audience with Reference to the Warning Passages in the Book of Hebrews. New York/Washington: Peter Lang, 2008. Review of Biblical Literature (2009).
  3. Speckman, M.T. A Biblical Vision for Africa’s Development? Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications, 2007. Neotestamentica 43/1 (2009), 227-229.
  4. Koet, B. Dreams and Scripture in Luke-Acts. Collected Essays (Biblical Exegesis & Theology 42), Leuven: Peeters Press, 2006. Neotestamentica 42/1 (2008).
  5. Jaroš, Karl (Hrsg), Das Neue Testament nach den ältesten griechischen Handschriften. CD ROM. Ruhpolding-Mainz: Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen, 2006. CDRom. Neotestamentica 41/1 (2007)
  6. Phillips, Thomas (ed). Acts and Ethics. Sheffield: Phoenix Press, 2005. Review of Biblical Literature (3/2007) &Neotestamentica (2007)
  7. Borgman, Paul. The Way according to Luke: Hearing the Whole Story of Luke-Acts. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006. Review of Biblical Literature (12/2006)
  8. Jung, Chang-Wook. The Original Language of the Lukan Infancy Narrative (JSNTS 267). London: T&T Clark, 2004. Review of Biblical Literature (1/2006).
  9. McComiskey, D. S. Lukan Theology in the Light of the Gospel’s Literary Structure. Carlisle: Paternoster , 2004. Review of Biblical Literature (7/2006)
  10. Longenecker, Richard. N. (ed.), Contours of Christology in the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. Review of Biblical Literature (4/2006)
  11. McLay, R. Timothy. The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research. Grand Rapids, 2003. Verbum et Ecclesia(2005) and Neotestamentica (2005).
  12. Gorman, Michael J. Apostle of the Crucified Lord. A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters. Grand Rapids 2004. Verbum et Ecclesia (2005)
  13. Coetzee, Japie. Ek en die Bybel op soek na die waarheid. Stellenbosch 2004. DieBeeld (2004).
  14. Le Grys, Alan. Preaching to the Nations. The Origins of Mission in the Early Church. London: SPCK, 1998. xx + 220pp. Missionalia (2004).
  15. Trenchard, Warren C. (ed). A Concise Dictionary of New Testament Greek. Cambridge: CUP, 2003. Pp. xvii + 177. Neotestamentica38 (2004)
  16. Strecker, Georg 1993. Minor Agreements. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Neotestamentica 29/1 (1995), 135-138.

PUBLISHED REPORTS ON THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

  1. Using Theological Education by Extension (TEE) in order to be „fully qualified and equipped…“ (2 Tim 3:17). 1999 Annual Report, Trinity Church, New York.
  2. 10,000 student assignments a year at TEE College (Southern Africa). The Anitepam Bulletin, April 1997, 6-7.
  3. The place of the TEE College in a Transitionary Southern Africa. The TEE Journal 1 (1997), 1-10.
  4. TEEC – 18 Years of Equipment for the Ministry. Congregational Chronicle, June 1994, p.8.
  5. Building Bridges for a Better Future. The Link 2/3 (1995), 1-2.
  6. TEE College (Southern Africa): Report during the East Africa Anglican TEE consultation (29 July – 2 August 1995), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. New York: Trinity Church.
  7. Two decades of Theological Education by Extension in Southern Africa. Where are we today? The Link 3/1 (1995), 2+12.

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BOOKS IN PROGRESS

  1. [2020] A Synopsis of Textual Variants of Old Testament Quotations in the New
  2. [2018] Dodekapropheton Quotations in the New Testament
  3. [2018] Hebrews and the Septuagint: Collected Essays – Gert J Steyn. Berlin/New York: W. de Gruyter.
  4. [2018] Pentateuch Quotations Common to Philo of Alexandria and the New Testament: A Comparison of Its Septuagint Text Forms. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  5. [2017] Portraits of Moses in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (Co-editor with D.J. Human). London: T&T Clark.
  6. [2017] Reflecting on Romans. Essays in Honour of Andrie du Toit’s on the Occasion of his 80th Birthday (Biblical Tools and Studies; Leuven: Peeters Press. (Co-editor with J. Verheyden) 420pp

PEER REVIEWED CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

In progress

  1. “Dodekapropheton Quotations in the New Testament”, in: F. Wilk & M. Meiser (eds), Handbuch zur Septuaginta, Vol ** (Series editors: M. Karrer, W. Kraus & S. Kreuzer; Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus).

Completed and Submitted for Publication

  1. “Isaiah in the New Testament”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity (BEEC)
  2. “The Text Form of the Leviticus Quotations in the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles” in: Innocent Himabza (ed.), „Le texte du Levitique / The Text of Leviticus“ (International Colloquium: The Institut Dominique Barthelemy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 8 – 9 Oct 2015).
  3. “The literary function of Paul’s Jewish opponents in Greece according to Acts 17 – 18” [Gegenspieler Symposion, Tuebingen, Oct 2015]
  4. “Divination in the Septuagint and the Necromancer of Endor (LXX 1 Kingdoms 28)”, in: E. Dafni (ed.) [2nd International LXX conference, Thessaloniki, March 2015]
  5. “’ΚΥΡΙΟΣ ΙΗΣΟΥΣ’ as mantra for miracles (Acts 19.11-20)”, in: L. Stuckenbruck & M. Tilly (hrsg), Machet zu Jüngern alle Völker. Anziehungskraft und Autorität des christlichen Glaubens in der hellenistisch-römischen Zeit (WUNT; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck).
  6. “Moses as Theios Aner: Philo’s four-fold view on Moses in his De Vita Mosis”, in: G.J. Steyn & D.J. Human (eds), Portraits of Moses in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity. London: T&T Clark.
  7. “Deuteronomy Quotations common to Philo of Alexandria and Paul’s Letter to the Romans”, in G. Allen & J. Dunne (eds), Ancient Readers and Their Scriptures (St Andrews Conference). Leiden: Brill
  8. “’Darkness’ as Power in the New Testament”, in: P.G.R. de Villiers (ed), Power in the New Testament (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology). Leuven: Peeters Press.
  9. “The text form of the Genesis quotations common to the Corpus Philonicum and Paul’s letter to the Romans,” in: G.J. Steyn & J. Verheyden (eds), Reflecting on Romans. Essays in Honour of Andrie du Toit’s 80th Birthday (Biblical Tools and Studies). Leuven: Peeters Press. (verifying manuscript proofs

PEER REVIEWED SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

In progress

  1. “Hidden Meaning, Figurative Form and Allegory. The use of ὑπόνοια by Philo of Alexandria”
  2. “’Retrodiction‘ of Ps 110:1 and Ps 8:7 in Paul’s Corinthian correspondence and the resurrection and exaltation of Yehoshua ben Yoseph”

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