Jonathan D. Numada, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Junior Fellow, John William Wevers Institute for Septuagint Studies

Research Interests

1 Maccabees. Jewish Social Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt. Nineteenth and early twentieth-century German theological scholarship. Jewish-Christian dialogue and the Gospel of John.



With Don Chang. 1 Maccabees. Society of Biblical Literature Septuagint Commentary Series. Atlanta: SBL. (Forthcoming)

John and Anti-Judaism: Reading the Gospel in Light of Greco-Roman Culture. McMaster Biblical Studies Series 7. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2021.

Book Chapters

“Joachim Jeremias’s Quest for the Theology of the Historical Jesus,” chapter in Pillars of Biblical Interpretation, ed. Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2021.

“The Christological Appropriation of Zeal in John’s Use of Psalm 69,” chapter in Johannine Christology, ed. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lutheran Existentialism in Theological Interpretation,” chapter in Pillars of Biblical Interpretation, eds. Stanley E. Porter and Sean A. Adams, 2:71–95. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016.


(with Bradley K. Broadhead). “Jazz and Mission: Reforming Ecclesiology to Meet the Needs of the Disenfranchised.” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry (2016): 101–25.


“The Function of καὶ ἐγένετο in 1 Maccabees,” International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies section of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX (November 23, 2021).

“Prayer and Peace: Alexandrian Jewish Social Strategies in 3 Maccabees.” Western Canadian regional meeting of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Society, Langley, British Columbia (October 15, 2016).