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Academic Publications

Below is a selection of my academic books and articles. Where they are available online I have provided links.


Revelation for Normal People

A Guide to the Strangest and Most Dangerous Book in the Bible

Publisher: The Bible for Normal People, 2023

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Even the Devil Quotes Scripture

Reading the Bible on its Own Terms

Published by Eerdmans, 2023

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The First Letter of Peter

Ekphrasis, Vision & Persuasion in the Book of Revelation

Terror In the Bible

Rhetoric, Gender and Violence

Published by the Society of Biblical Literature, 2021

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A Global Commentary

Published by SCM Press 2020

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Published by Mohr Siebeck, 2015

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Articles and Chapters

“Apocalyptic Eschatology” in The Oxford Handbook of the Synoptic Gospels (2023), 412-429.​

“1 Apocryphal Apocalypse of John,” in Early New Testament Apocrypha (2022).


Invoking Jezebel, Invoking Terror: Exploring the Sexualization of Conflict in the Biblical Tradition” in Terror in the Bible: Rhetoric, Gender, and Violence (2021), 107-120.

“The Tale of Two Feasts: Synkrisis in Matthew 14,” ABR 69 (2021), 1-14.


“Victim to Victor: The Appeal of Apocalyptic Hope,” Religions 11 (2020), 1-11.


“From Cross to Ascension: The Surprising Locus of Salvation in Luke-Acts,” ABR 65 (2017), 30-43. 

“A Failed Spectacle: The Role of the Crowd in Luke 23,” Bib Int 25.3 (2017), 399-416.


 “The Poetics of Ekphrasis: Vivid Description and Rhetoric in the Apocalypse,” in Poetik und Intertextualität in der Apokalypse (2015), 227-240.


“Rebuke or Recall? Rethinking the Role of Peter in Mark’s Gospel,” CBQ 75 (2013), 666-82.


“Falling Stars and Rising Smoke: Imperial Apotheosis, Idolatry, and the Christology of Revelation,” in Imagery in the Book of Revelation (2011), 199-218.

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