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 (

Review Panel of Craig S. Keener, Christobiography: Memories, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019)

  • Introduction: Sean Adams, University of Glasgow (5 min)
  • Book Overview
  • Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary, Introduction (15 min)
  • Richard Burridge, King’s College London, Respondent (10 min)
  • Chris Keith, St Mary’s University, Respondent (10 min)
  • Susanne Luther, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Respondent (10 min)
  • Elizabeth Shively, University of St. Andrews, Respondent (10 min)
  • Break (5 min)
  • Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary, Respondent (15 min)
  • Discussion (40 min)

2019 was the final meeting of this research group.