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 Studies; Journal for the Study of Judaism; Contexticon 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.