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 (

For 2019, we plan to host a book review panel, with invited panelists. Thus, we will not be issuing a Call for Papers. At the moment, our leading candidate for the panel review is Craig Keener’s Christobiography: Memories, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2019). We hope to confirm the details by mid-January.