Jerome H. Neyrey
Publications 1980-2009

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana




  How Do You Read? Social-Science Interpretations of the New Testament, co-edited with Eric Stewart. Forthcoming from Hendrickson Publishing Company, 2008.

  Give God the Glory. Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective. Erdmans, 2007.

  The Social Science World of the New Testament. Insights and Models, co-edited with Eric Stewart. Hendrickson Publishing Company, 2008.

  A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Gospel of John. Cambridge University Press, 2006.

  Render to God: New Testament Understandings of the Divine. Fortress Press, 2004.

  Honor and Shame: Matthew and the Great Code. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1999.

  (With Bruce J. Malina) Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality.  Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1996.
  2 Peter and Jude. Anchor Bible, 37C. New York: Doubleday, 1993.
  Editor. The Social World of Luke-Acts. Models for Interpretation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991.

  Paul in Other Words: A Cultural Reading of His Letters. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1990.

  (With Bruce J. Malina) Calling Jesus Names: The Social Value of Labels in Matthew.  Sonoma, CA: Polebridge, 1988.

  An Ideology of Revolt: John's Christology in Social-Science Perspective. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1988.

  The Resurrection Stories. Zacchaeus Studies: New Testament. Michael Glazier, 1988.

  Christ is Community: The Christologies of the New Testament. Good News Studies, 13. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1985.

  The Passion Narrative in St. Luke. Mahwah, NJ: PaulistPress, 1985.

  First Timothy, Second Timothy, Titus, James, First Peter, Second Peter, Jude. Collegeville Bible Commentary, 9. Collegeville, MN: Collegeville, 1983.



  The Resurrection Stories. Manila, Philippine Islands: St. Paul's Press, 1990. [Philippine edition of 1988 volume above].

  Lettere A Timoteo, Tito Lettere di Giacomo, Pietro, Giuda. Biblia per Tutti, vol. 34. Brescia: Editrice Queriniana, 1988?. [Italian edition of 1983 volume above].




  "'I Am the Door' (John 10:7, 9): Jesus the Broker in the Fourth Gospel," CBQ 69 (2007) 271-291.

  "In Conclusion...John 12 as a Rhetorical Peroratio," BTB 37 (2007) 101-13.

  "Spaces and Places, Whence and Whither, Homes and Rooms: 'Territoriality' in the Fourth Gospel," BTB 32 (2002) 60-75.

  "Lost in Translation: Did It Matter if Christians 'Thanked' God or 'Gave God Glory'?", CBQ 71 (2009) 1-23.

  "Telling Time in the Fourth Gospel" (with Eric Rowe), Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64 (2008): 291-322.

 "Encomium versus Vituperation: Contrasting Portraits of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel," JBL 126 (2007): 529-52.

 "Worship in the Fourth Gospel: A Cultural Interpretation of John 14-17," Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): 107-17.

  "Call and Commission in the New Testament." Horizon. Journal of the National Religious Vocation Conference 31 (2006) 25-30.

  "'First', 'Only', 'One of a Few', and 'No One Else': The Rhetoric of Uniqueness and the Doxologies in 1 Timothy." Biblica 86 (2005) 59-87.

  "God, Benefactor and Patron: The Major Cultural Model for Interpreting the Deity in Greco-Roman Antiquity." JSNT 27 (2005) 465-492.

  "Spaced Out in John: Territoriality in the Fourth Gospel." Forthcoming from Hervormde Teologiese Studien.

 "Jesus, Gender and the Gospel of Matthew." Pp. 43-66 in New Testament Masculinities, Semeia 45 (2003).

  "'Teaching You in Public and from House to House' (Acts 20:20): Unpacking a Cultural Stereotype," JSNT 26.1 (2003) 69-102.

  "Who Is Poor in the New Testament?," Scripture from Scratch (October 2002).

  "Spaces and Places, Whence and Whither, Homes and Rooms: 'Territoriality' in the Fourth Gospel," Biblical Theology Bulletin 32 (2002) 60-74.

  "'He Must Increase, I Must Decrease' (John 3:30): A Cultural and Social Interpretation." Co-Authored with Richard L. Rohrbaugh. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 63 (2001) 464-83.

  "The 'Noble' Shepherd in John 10: Cultural and Rhetorical Background," Journal of Biblical Literature 120 (2001) 267-91.

  "Questions, Chreiai, and Challenges to Honor. The Interface of Rhetoric and Culture in Mark's Gospel," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 60 (1998) 657-81.

  "'It Was Out of Envy that They Handed Jesus Over' (Mark 15:10): The Anatomy of Envy and the Gospel of Mark." Co-Authored with Anselm C. Hagedorn. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 69 (1998) 15-56.

  "The Trials (Forensic) and Tribulations (Honor Challenges) of Jesus: John 7 in Social Science Perspective," Biblical Theology Bulletin 26 (1996) : 107-24.

  "Despising the Shame of the Cross: Honor and Shame in the Johannine Passion Narrative," Semeia 69 (1996): 113-37.

  "Matthew's Gospel in the Sundays in Ordinary Time. Sundays 11-Christ the King," Pastoral Liturgy (Perth: Australia) 26/4-5 (1996): 3-5 and 20-67.

  "Matthew's Gospel in the Sundays in Ordinary Time. Sundays 2-7." Pastoral Liturgy (Perth: Australia) 26/1 (1995):42-56.

  "Jesus Teaches 'the Way' on His Way to Jerusalem. Sundays in Ordinary Time 24-34." Pastoral Liturgy (Perth: Australia) 25/5 (1995):3-37.

  "Jesus Teaches 'the Way' on His Way to Jerusalem. Sundays in Ordinary Time 12--23." Pastoral Liturgy (Perth: Australia) 25/4 (1995):4-11, 18-40.

  "The Location is Everything. The Craft of Mark's Gospel. Sundays 22--34." Pastoral Liturgy (Perth, Australia) 24/2 (1994):2-39.

  "The Location is Everything. The Craft of Mark's Gospel. Sundays 11--21." Pastoral Liturgy (Perth, Australia) 24/2 (1994):3-8.

  "Josephus' Vita and the Encomium: A Native Model of Personality." Journal for the Study of Judaism 25 (1994):177-206.

  "Despising the Shame of the Cross: Honor and Shame in the Johannine Passion Narrative." Semeia 68 (1994[96]):113-37.

  "What's Wrong With This Picture? John 4, Cultural Stereotypes of Women, and Public and Private Space." Biblical Theology Bulletin 24 (1994):77-91.

  "Jesus the Peasant." The Catholic World 236 (1993):19-24.

  "'Without Beginning of Days or End of Life' (Hebrews 7:3): Topos for a True Deity." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 53 (1991):439-55.

  "Mary, Maid and Mother in Art and Literature." Biblical Theology Bulletin 20 (1990):65-75.

  "'I Said: You are Gods': Psalm 82 and John 10." Journal of Biblical Literature 108 (1989):647-63.

  "A Symbolic Approach to Mark 7." Forum 4,3 (1988):63-91.

  "Unclean, Common, Polluted, Taboo." Forum 4,4 (1988):72-82.

  "Bewitched in Galatia: Paul in Social Science Perspective." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 50 (1988):72-100.

  "Jesus the Judge: Forensic Process in John 8:21-59." Biblica 68 (1987):509-42.

  "Hope Against Hope (Rom 4:17)." The Way 27 (1987):264-73.

  "The Idea of Purity in Mark's Gospel." Semeia 35 (1986):91-128.

  "Body Language in 1 Corinthians: The Use of Anthropological Models for Understanding Paul and His Opponents." Semeia 35 (1986):129-70.

  "Social Science Modeling and the New Testament." Biblical Theology Bulletin 26 (1986):107-10.

  "Witchcraft Accusations in 2 Cor 10--13: Paul in Social Science Perspective." Listening 21 (1986):160-70.

  "First Peter and Converts: A New Place and a New Story." The Bible Today 22 (1984):13-18.

  "Jesus' Address to the Women of Jerusalem (Lk 23:27-31): A Prophetic Judgment Oracle." New Testament Studies 29 (1983):74-86.

  "The Jacob Allusions in John 1:51." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 44 (1982):586-605.

  "The Thematic Use of Isa 42:1-4 in Matthew 12." Biblica 63 (1982):457-73.

  "The Debate in John III: Sectarian Epistemology and Christology." Novum Testamentum 23 (1981):115-27.

  "Decision Making in the Early Church: The Case of the Canaanite Woman." Science et Esprit 33 (1981):373-78.

  "The Apologetic Use of the Transfiguration in 2 Peter 1:16-21." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 42 (1980):504-19.



 "Role and Status in the Fourth Gospel: Cutting Through Confusion." Pp. 36-56 in Calvin J. Roetzel and Robert L. Foster, The Impartiality of God. Essays in Biblical Studies in Honor of Jouette M. Bassler. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2007.

  "Deception, Ambiguity, and Revelation: Matthew’s Judgmental Scenes in Social-Science Perspective." Pp. 199-230 in eds. Alan Avery-Peck, Daniel Harrington and Jacob Neusner, When Judaism and Christianity Began. Leiden: Brill, 2004.

  "The Social Location of Paul: Education as the Key." Pp. 126-64 in David B. Gowler, L. Gregory Bloomquist, and Duane F. Watson, eds., Fabrics of Discourse. Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2003.

  "Prayer, In Other Words: A Social-Science Model for Interpreting Prayers." Pp. 349-80 in John J. Pilch, ed., Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible: Essays by The Context Group in Honor of Bruce J. Malina. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2001.

  "Miracles, In Other Words: Social Science Perspectives on Healings."Pp 19-56 in John C. Cavadini, ed., Miracles in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999.

  Articles in Gail O'Day and David Peterson, eds., The Access Bible. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

"Hebrews" 338-54
"James" 355-61
"1 Peter" 362-68
"2 Peter" 369-74
"Jude" 386-88
  Articles in John N. Hayes, ed., Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation. Nashville: Abingdon, 1999.
"Peter, Second Letter" 271-73
"Jude" 636-37
  Articles in C. Stuhlmuller, ed., The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1996.
"Ancestors" 22-24
"Community" 150-52
"Family" 308-11
"Father" 315-17
  Articles in Paul Achtemeier, ed., HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1996.
"Peter" 833-36
"Peter, the First Letter" 836-38
"Peter, the Second Letter." 838-39
  "The Sociology of Secrecy and the Fourth Gospel." Pp. 79-109 in Fernando Segovia, ed., What is John? Volume II. Literary and Social Readings of the Fourth Gospel. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998

  "Luke's Social Location of Paul: Cultural Anthropology and the Status of Paul in Acts." Pp. 251-79 in Ben Witherington III, ed., History, Literature, and Society in the Book of Acts. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996.

  Articles in Richard L. Rohrbaugh, ed., The Social Sciences and the New Testament. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996.

"Clean/Unclean, Pure/Polluted and Holy/Profane: The Idea and System of Purity" 80-106
"Meals, Food and Table Fellowship in the New Testament" 159-82
  "Loss of Wealth, Loss of Family and Loss of Honor: A Cultural Interpretation of the Original Four Makarisms." Pp. 139-58 lin Philip E. Esler, ed., Modelling Early Christianity. Social-scientific Studies of the New Testament in Its Context. London: Routledge, 1995.

  Articles in Richard McBrien, ed. in Encyclopedia of Catholicism. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1995.

"Brothers of Jesus"
"The Twelve"
  "The Footwashing in John 13:6-11; Transformation Ritual or Ceremony?" Pp. 198-213 in L. M. White and O. L. Yarbrough, eds., The Social World of the First Christians. Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.

  Articles in Bible Social Values and Their Meaning. A Handbook. J J. Pilch and B. J. Malina, eds. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1993.

"Clothing" 20-25
"Deception" 38-42
"Dyadism" 49-52
"Equivocation" 59-63
"Group Orientation" 88-91
"Nudity" 119-25
"Wholeness" 180-84
  "Acts 17, Epicureans and Theodicy: A Study in Stereotypes." Pp. 118-34 in D. Balch and W. Meeks, eds., Greeks, Romans, and Christians. Essays in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.

  Articles in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary. R. E. Brown, et al., eds. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

"2 Peter" 1017-22
"Jude" 917-19
  Articles in Mysteries of the Bible. New York: Readers' Digest Books, 1988.
"Healing and Exorcism"
"Pilate and Barabbas"
"Raising of Lazarus"
"Temple Debate and Prophecies"
"The Transfiguration"
  "Interpretation of Scripture in the Life of the Church." In Vatican II. The Unfinished Agenda, 33-46. L. Richard, ed. New York: Paulist, 1987.

  "'My Lord and My God': The Divinity of Jesus in John's Gospel." In SBL Seminar Papers, 152-71. K. H. Richards, ed. Atlanta, GA: Scholars, 1986.

  Articles in Harper's Bible Dictionary. P. J. Achtemeier, ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1985.

"Brother" 144
"2 Peter" 780-81
"Sister" 958
  "The Forensic Defense Speech and Paul's Trial Speeches in Act 22--26: Form and Function." In Luke-Acts New Perspectives from the Society of Biblical Literature Seminar, 210-24. C. H. Talbert, ed. New York: Crossroads, 1984.

  "Eschatology in 1 Thessalonians: The Theological Factor in 1:9-10; 2:4-5; 3:11-13; 4:6 and 4:13-18." In SBL Seminar Papers, 157-72. K. H. Richards, ed. Chico, CA: Scholars, 1980.


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