Prof. Thomas H. Tobin, S.J.Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

    Research Profile

    Pauline Literature, Hellenistic Judaism, Philo of Alexandria, Hellenistic Philosophy, Middle Platonism, Gnosticism

    Teaching Profile

    New Testament, Early Christianity, Hellenistic Judaism, Christology

    Selected Publications

    The Creation of Man: Philo and the History of Interpretation (Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 14; Washington, D.C.: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 1983).

    Timaios of Locri: On the Nature of the World and the Soul. Introduction, Translation, and Notes (Texts and Translations 26, Graeco-Roman Religion Series 8; Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1985).

    Paul’s Rhetoric in Its Contexts: The Argument of Romans. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2004.

    “The Prologue of John and Hellenistic Jewish Speculation,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 52 (1990), 252–69.

    “Logos” in The Anchor Bible Dictionary, eds. David Noel Freedman, et al.; 6 vols. (New York: Doubleday, 1992) 4.348–56.

    “Philo and the Sibyl: Interpreting Philo’s Eschatology” The Studia Philonica Annual 9 (1997), 84–103.

    “The Beginning of Philo’s Legum Allegoriae 1,” The Studia Philonica Annual 12 (2000) 29–43.

    “The World of Thought in the Philippians Hymn (Philippians 2:6–11)” in The New Testament and Early Christian Literature in Greco-Roman Context: Studies in Honor of David E. Aune, ed. John Fotopoulos (Supplements to Novum Textamentum 122; Leiden: Brill, 2006) 91–104.

    “Romans,” The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament; ed. David E. Aune (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010), 398–413.

    “The Importance of Hellenistic Judaism for Studying Paul’s Ethics,” in Early Christian Ethics in Jewish and Hellenistic Contexts; edited by Joseph Verheyden and Jan Willem van Henten (Studies in Theology and Religion; Leiden: Brill), 2013.



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