Jonathan D. Numada, PhD

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

Research Interests

Jewish Social Identity in Ptolemaic Egypt. Nineteenth and early twentieth-century German theological scholarship. Jewish-Christian dialogue and the Gospel of John. Septuagint Studies. Contemporary Secularism.

Publications

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 (forthcoming).

“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.

“The Repetition of History? A Select Survey of Scholarly Understandings of Johannine Anti-Judaism from Baur until the End of the Weimar Republic,” chapter in Johannine Origins, eds. Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong, 261–84. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

Articles

(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.

“Aristeas and Social Identity: Creating Similarity from Continued Difference.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 11 (2015): 82–103.

Reviews

Review of J. Webb Mealy, The End of the Unrepentant (2013). In McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 15 (2013–2014).

Review of Gary M. Burge, Jesus and the Jewish Festivals. In McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 14 (2013).

Presentations

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

“Legends of the Septuagint: Alexandria as Date with Jewish Destiny.” Presented to the Hellenistic Judaism section of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia (November 23, 2015).

“Express Yourself! Jazz and the Church’s Mission.” Presented with Brad Broadhead to the annual meeting of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Society, St. Catherine’s, ON (May 25, 2014).

“Lowering Great Expectations? Psalm 69 in the Gospel of John.” Presented to the Emerging Scholars section of the Institute of Biblical Research, Baltimore, Maryland (November 21, 2013).

Posted: March 31, 2020