Jeff Jay

Instructor in New Testament and Early Christian Literature 

MA, PhD (University of Chicago)
Jeff Jay's teaching and research focus on early Jewish and Christian literature in their original languages and especially in terms of their context in Second Temple Judaism and Greek and Roman literature, religion, and philosophy.  His interests also extend to the history of Biblical interpretation, the history of religions, religion and literature, and philosophical hermeneutics.  Professor Jay is the author of The Tragic in Mark (HUTh 66; Mohr Siebeck, 2014).  He has also published articles and entries in the Journal of Early Christian StudiesJournal for the Study of JudaismContexticon of New Testament Language, and Feasting on the Gospels--Luke, Vol. 1.  His current writing and research focus on the Gospel of Mark, as well as love, eros, sex, and beauty in Paul and John.
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Areas of study: 

Current and Upcoming Courses
  • The Apocalypse of John: Conflict of Interpretations (BIBL 46399)
  • What is a "Gospel"? The Gospels in Literary Context (BIBL 42220)
  • Tragedy and the Tragic Vision in Early Jewish and Christian Literature (BIBL/RLVC 48600)
  • The Parables of Jesus: Language and Meaning (BIBL 35900)