James Barker | Assistant Professor
Office: 111 Buckman Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3315 | Email: barkerj@rhodes.edu

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Dr. Barker received his Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University, and he previously taught at Roanoke College and Luther College. His research focuses on the production and reception of the Gospels, and his first book, John′s Use of Matthew, is forthcoming from Fortress Press. In 2014 he received the Society of Biblical Literature Midwest Regional Scholar Award and the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Studies.

 

Website:

https://rhodes.academia.edu/JamesBarker


Education

Ph.D         Vanderbilt University (2011)
M.T.S.      Vanderbilt Divinity School (2004)
B.A.          University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1999)


Courses

Humanities 101 - SEARCH: VALUES IN HISTORY & RELIGION

Religious Studies 101 - THE BIBLE: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

Religious Studies 286 - JESUS IN FILM


Selected Publications

"The Reconstruction of Kaige/Quinta Zechariah 9,9," Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 126.4 (2014).

"Written Gospel or Oral Tradition? Patristic Parallels to John 3:3, 5." Early Christianity, forthcoming (2015)

"Ancient Compositional Practices and the Gospels: A Reassessment," Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming (2016).