The Tenants in the Vineyard: Ideology, Economics, and Agrarian Conflict in Jewish Palestine Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, Bd. 195. (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr [Paul Siebeck] 2006)

(c) 2006

can be ordered online from Mohr Siebeck

 Apocalypticism, Antisemitism and the Historical Jesus: Subtexts in Criticism Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement Series, vol. 275. (London and New York: T. & T. Clark International, 2005)

with John W. Marshall. 

(c) 2005

can be ordered online from T. & T. Clark International

 Excavating Q: The History and Setting of the Sayings Gospel (Minneapolis: Fortress Press; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark)

(c) 2000

can be ordered online from Augsburg Fortress

See the online discussion of Excavating Q on Synoptic-L

The Sayings Gospel Q in Greek and English with Parallels from the Gospels of Mark and Thomas (Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters)

Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology vol. 30.

with James M. Robinson and Paul Hoffmann

   (c) 2002

can be ordered online from Uitgeverij Peeters, Leuven


The Critical Edition of Q (Leuven: Peeters; Minneapolis: Fortress Press)

with James M. Robinson and Paul Hoffmann

   (c) 2000

can be ordered online from Augsburgfortress Press


The Formation of Q: Trajectories in Ancient Wisdom Collections (Philadelphia: Fortress Press; Harrisburg: Trinity Press International)

    (c) 1987, 2000

can be ordered online from Trinity Press International

See William Arnal's summary.

Documenta Q (Leuven: Peeters)

edited by James M. Robinson, John S. Kloppenborg, and Paul Hoffmann, with contributions from the International Q Project

     (c) 1996--

can be ordered online from Uitgeverij Peeters, Leuven


Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World (London and New York: Routledge, 1996)

with Stephen Wilson

     (c) 1996

can be ordered online from Routledge


Conflict and Invention (Harrisburg: Trinity Press International)

     (c) 1995

can be ordered online from Sigler Press


The Shape of Q: Signal Essays on the Sayings Gospel (Minneapolis: Fortress Press)

     (c) 1994

can be ordered online from Sigler Press


Q-Thomas Reader (Sonoma and Santa Rosa: Polebridge Press, 1988)

with Michael G. Steinhauser, Stephen Patterson, and Marvin W. Meyer

     (c) 1990

can be ordered online from Polebridge Press


Q Parallels: Synopsis, Critical Notes & Concordance (Sonoma and Santa Rosa: Polebridge Press, 1988)

     (c) 1988

can be ordered online from Polebridge Press

Scriptures and Cultural Conversations: Essays for Heinz Guenther at Sixty-five. = Toronto Journal of Theology 8/1. Ed. with the collaboration of Leif E. Vaage. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992. Pp. 211.

Early Christianity, Q and Jesus = Semeia 55. Ed. with Leif E. Vaage. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991. Pp. 265.

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

2006     H.J. Holtzmann’s Life of Jesus According to the ‘A’ Source. Part 2." JSHJ 4(2):203–223.

2006     H.J. Holtzmann’s Life of Jesus According to the ‘A’ Source. Part 1 " JSHJ 4(1):75–108.

2005     Evocatio deorum and the Date of Mark .” ” Journal of Biblical Literature 124/3 (2005): 419-450.

2004    “Self-Help or Deus ex Machina in Mark 12.9.” New Testament Studies 50 (2004) 495-518.

2004    “Isa 5:1-7 LXX and Mark 12:1, 9, Again.” Novum Testamentum 46/1 (2004) 12-19.

2003    “On Dispensing with Q? Goodacre on the Relation of Luke to Matthew,” New Testament Studies 49/2 (2003) 210-236.

2002     “Egyptian Viticultural Practices and the Citation of Isa 5:1-7 in Mark 12:1-9.” Novum Testamentum 44/1 (2002) 134-159.

2001    with Robert A. Derrenbacker, Jr. “Self-Contradiction in the IQP? A Reply to Michael Goulder.” Journal of Biblical Literature 120 (2001) 57-76.

2000    “Dating Theodotos (CIJ II 1404),” Journal of Jewish Studies 51 (2000) 243-280.

1999    “Patronage Avoidance in the Epistle of James,” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 55/4 (1999) 1-40.

1996        Political Histories and Theories of Religion: A response to Burton Mack and Ron Cameron,” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 8/3 (1996) 279-89.

1996    “The Sayings Gospel Q and the Quest of the Historical Jesus,” Harvard Theological Review 89 (1996) 307-344.

1993    “The Sayings Gospel Q: The People behind the Document.” Current Research: Biblical Studies 1 (1993) 9-34.

1993    Filadelfia, qeodidakto~ and the Dioscuri: The Rhetorical Situation of 1 Thess 4:9–12.” New Testament Studies 39, no. 2 (1993): 265–89.

1992    Exitus clari viri: The Death of Jesus in Luke.” Toronto Journal of Theology 8/1 (1992) 106–20.

1990    “Alms, Debt and Divorce: Jesus’ Ethics in Their Mediterranean Context.” Toronto Journal of Theology 6(2):182-200.

1989    “The Dishonoured Master (Luke 16,1-8a).” Biblica 70(4):474-95.

1987    “Symbolic Eschatology and the Apocalypticism of Q.” Harvard Theological Review 80(3):287-306.

1986    “Blessing and Marginality: The ‘Persecution Beatitude’ in Q, Thomas & Early Christianity.” Forum 2(3):36-56.

1986    “The Formation of Q and Antique Instructional Genres.” JBL 105(3):443-62; Reprinted as pp. 138–155 in The Shape of Q: Signals Essays on the Sayings Gospel. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1994.

1984    “Tradition and Redaction in the Synoptic Sayings Source,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 46:1 (1984): 34–62.

1982     “Isis and Sophia in the Book of Wisdom,” Harvard Theological Review 75:1 (1982): 57–84.

1981     “Joshua 22: The Priestly Editing of an Ancient Tradition,” Biblica 63:3 (1981): 347–71.

1979     “Didache 16:6–8 and Special Matthaean Tradition,” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 70:1/2 (1979): 54–67.

1978     “An Analysis of the pre-Pauline Formula 1 Cor 15:3b–5 in Light of Some Recent Literature,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 40:3 (1978): 351–67.

1978    “Wisdom Christology in Q,” Laval théologique et philosophique 34:2 (1978): 129–47.

 Chapters in Books

2006    “Associations in the Ancient World,” Documenting Jesus (eds. A. J. Levine, D. C. Allison and J. D. Crossan; Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004).

2006 “The Theodotos Synagogue Inscription and the Problem of First-Century Synagogue Buildings.” Pp. 236-282 in Jesus and Archaeology. ed. James H. Charlesworth. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans.

2005   “Didache 1.1—6.1, James, and the Torah.” In Trajectories Through the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers, edited by Andrew Gregory and Christopher M. Tuckett, 193–221. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

2005    “As One Unknown, Without a Name? Co-opting the Historical Jesus.” Pp. 1-23 in John S. Kloppenborg, with John W. Marshall (eds.). Apocalypticism, Anti-Semitism, and the Historical Jesus: Subtexts in Criticism. Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, Supplement = JSNTSup 275. London and New York: T.& T. Clark International, 2005.

2004    “The Reception of the Jesus Tradition in James.” Pp. 91-139 in The Catholic Epistles and the Tradition, ed. Jacques Schlosser. BETL vol. 176. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, and Leuven University Press.

2004    “Quotations and Allusions in Did. 1.3b—2.1: Borrowed from a finished Gospel or from a common source?” Pp. 105-30 in Huub van de Sandt, ed., The Didache and Matthew: Two Documents from the same Jewish-Christian Milieu? Assen: Van Gorgum; Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

2003    “The Biblical Critic and the Truth: A Response to D.Z. Phillips.” Pp. 103-112 in Truth: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in a Pluralistic Age, ed. Christine Helmer and Kristin de Troyer. Studies in Philosophical Theology, vol. 22. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters.

2003     “Ideological Texture in the Parable of the Tenants.” In Fabrics of Discourse: Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins, ed. David Gowler and Gregory Bloomquist, 64-88. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International.

2003     “Riches, the Rich, and God’s Judgment in 1 Enoch 92-105 and the Gospel according to Luke.” In George W. E. Nickelsburg in Perspective: An On-going Dialogue of Learning, ed. Jacob Neusner and Alan J. Avery-Peck, 572-585. Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplements. Leiden, New York, and Köln: E.J. Brill.

2002    “Goulder and the New Paradigm: A Critical Appeciation of Michael Goulder on the Synoptic Problem.” In The Gospels According to Michael Goulder: A North American Response, ed. Christopher Rollston, 29-59. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International.

2001    “Discursive Practices in the Sayings Gospel Q and the Quest of the Historical Jesus.” Pp. 149-190 in The Sayings Source Q and the Historical Jesus, Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense XLIX, edited by Andreas Lindemann; BETL vol. 158. Leuven: Leuven University Press and Uitgeverij Peeters, 2001.

2000    “Is there a New Paradigm?” Pp. 23-47 in C.M. Tuckett, and David Horrell, eds., Festschrift for David R. Catchpole. NovTSup vol. 99. Leiden, Boston and Köln: E.J. Brill, 2000.

2000    “Isaiah 5:1-7, the Parable of the Tenants, and Vineyard Leases on Papyrus,” Pp. 111-134 in Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honour of Peter Richardson, edited by Stephen G. Wilson and Michel Desjardins. ESCJ no. 9. Waterloo, ON: Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.

2000    “Ethnic and Political Rivalry at Caesarea Maritima.” Pp. 227-248 in Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Caesarea Maritima, edited by Terence L. Donaldson. ESCJ vol. 8. Waterloo, ON:  Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2000.

1999    “A Dog Among the Pigeons: The “Cynic Hypothesis” as a Theological Problem,” Pp. 73-117 in From Quest to Quelle: Festschrift James M. Robinson. edited by Jon Asgeirsson, Kristen de Troyer, and Marvin W. Meyer. BETL vol. 146. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1999.

1999    “Making Sense of Difference: Asceticism and the Jesus Tradition.” Pp. 149-156 in Asceticism and the New Testament. edited by Leif E. Vaage, and Vincent L. Wimbush. New York: Routledge, 1999.

1999    “The Life and Sayings of Jesus.” Pp. 10-30 in The New Testament Today, edited by Mark A. Powell. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1999.

1998    “Status und Wohltätigkeit bei Paulus und Jakobus.” Pp. 127-154 in Von Jesus zum Christus — Christologische Studien: Festgabe für Paul Hoffmann zum 65. Geburtstag, edited by Rudolf Hoppe, and Ulrich Busse. BZNW 93. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1998.

1998    “L’Évangile «Q» et le Jésus historique.” Pp. 225-268 in Jésus de Nazareth: Nouvelles approches d’une énigme, éd. par Daniel Marguerat. Le Monde de la Bible. Genève: Labor et Fides, 1998.

1996    “Collegia and Thiasoi: Issues in Function, Taxonomy and Membership.” Pp. 16-30 in Voluntary Associations in the Graeco-Roman World, edited by John S. Kloppenborg and S.G. Wilson. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

1996    “Egalitarianism in the Myth and Rhetoric of Pauline Churches.” Pp. 247-63 in Rethinking Christian Origins: Essays Honoring Burton L. Mack, edited by Elizabeth Castelli and Hal Taussig. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1996.

1996    “The Sayings Gospel Q: Literary and Stratigraphic Problems.” Pp. 1-66 in Symbols and Strata. Essays on the Sayings Gospel Q, edited by Risto Uro. Suomen Eksegeettisen Seuran Julkaisuja. Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society vol. 65. Helsinki: Finnish Exegetical Society; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996.

1995    “Conflict and Invention: Recent Studies on Q.” Pp. 1-14 in Conflict and Invention: Literary, Rhetorical and Social Studies on the Sayings Gospel Q, edited by John S. Kloppenborg. Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 1995.

1995    “Jesus and the Parables of Jesus in Q.” Pp. 275-319 in The Gospel Behind the Gospels: Current Studies in Q, edited by Ronald A. Piper. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 75. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

1994    “Introduction.” Pp. 1-22 in The Shape of Q: Signal Essays on the Sayings Gospel, edited by John S. Kloppenborg. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.

1994    “The Transformation of Moral Argument in the Didache.” Pp. 88-109 in The Didache in Context, edited by Clayton N. Jefford. Supplements to Novum Testamentum. Leiden: E.J. Brill.

1993    “Edwin Hatch, Churches and Collegia.” Pp. 212–238 in Origins and Method: Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity. Essays in Honour of John C. Hurd, edited by B.H. McLean. JSNTSup, 87. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1993.

1992    “The Theological Stakes in the Synoptic Problem.” Pp. 93–120 in  Evangelica: Essays to Honor Frans Neirynck, edited by F. van Segbroek, C.M. Tuckett, G. Van Belle, and J. Verheyden. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium. Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters, 1992.

1991    “Literary Convention, Self-Evidence and the Social History of the Q People.” Pp. 77–102 in Early Christianity, Q and Jesus. = Semeia 55; Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1991    with Leif E. Vaage. “The Sayings Gospel Q and Method in the Study of Christian Origins.” Pp. 1–14 in Early Christianity, Q and Jesus. = Semeia 55; Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1991    “City and Wasteland: Narrative World and the Beginning of the Sayings Gospel (Q).” Pp. 145-60 in How Gospels Begin, edited by Dennis E. Smith = Semeia 52. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1990   “City and Wasteland: Narrative World and the Beginning of the Sayings Gospel (Q).” Pp. 145-60 in How Gospels Begin, ed. Dennis E. Smith = Semeia 52. Atlanta: Scholars Press.

1990    “‘Easter Faith’ and the Sayings Gospel Q.” Pp. 71-99 in The Apocryphal Jesus and Christian Origins, ed. Ron Cameron = Semeia 49. Altanta: Scholars Press.

1990   “Nomos and Ethos in Q.” Pp. 35-48 in Gospel Origins and Christian Beginnings: In Honor of James M. Robinson, James E. Goehring, Jack T. Sanders, and Charles W. Hedrick, and Hans Dieter Betz, eds. Sonoma, Calif.: Polebridge Press.

1990   “The Sayings Gospel Q: Translation & Notes.” Pp. 35-74 in Q Thomas Reader, John S. Kloppenborg, Marvin W. Meyer, Stephen Patterson, and Michael G. Steinhauser. Sonoma, Calif.: Polebridge Press.

            Japanese translation by Mitsugu Shinmen. Toyko: The United Church of Christ in Japan, 1997. Pp. 49-112.