Ancient Historiography and the New Testament

This group examines the connections between Greco-Roman historiographical literature, Jewish historiography (including the LXX), and early Christian literature (primarily the NT). Given the importance of history for Christianity (and Judaism), we look forward to exploring questions about the form, function, interpretation, and development of historiographical literature in the ancient world. If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Sean Adams ( or Daniel Smith ( 


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: Bonham C (3rd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)

Sean Adams, University of Glasgow, Presiding

Wally V. Cirafesi, Universitetet i Oslo
John, Jesus, and the Quest for the Historical Synagogue: Beyond Birkat ha-Minim and ‘Johannine Community’ (35 min)

Ben Simpson, Dallas Theological Seminary
Lukan Variation in Storytelling (35 min)

Seth Ehorn, Wheaton College (Illinois)
How To Alter a Quotation Like Plutarch: Sources and Citation Technique in Plutarch and Implications for New Testament Studies (35 min)

Business Meeting(15 min)