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 ( 


3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: Exeter (Third Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)

Daniel Smith, Saint Louis University, Presiding

Daniel Smith, Saint Louis University, Introduction (5 min)

Book Overview and Responses

Eve-Marie Becker, Aarhus Universitet, Panelist (15 min)

Sean Adams, University of Glasgow, Respondent (10 min)

Kylie Crabbe, University of Oxford, Respondent (10 min)

Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary, Respondent (10 min)

Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School, Respondent (10 min)

Break (5 min)

Eve-Marie Becker, Aarhus Universitet, Respondent (15 min)

Panel Discussion
Discussion (20 min)

General Discussion
Discussion (20 min)