David Lincicum

David Lincicum

Associate Professor
Rev. John A. O'Brien Associate Professor of Theology
Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity


B.A. Whitworth College, 2001
M.A. Wheaton College, 2004, 2005
D.Phil. University of Oxford, 2009

Research and Teaching Interests

My research and teaching lie at the intersection of early Jewish, early Christian, and New Testament studies. My research has especially focused on investigating early Christian and Jewish biblical interpretation, Pauline literature, and the history of interpretation. I hope that my recent monograph on Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy, which was awarded a Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, makes some contribution not only to an understanding of Paul, but also to the apprehension of Second Temple Judaism and the relation between the Old and New Testaments. Arising from my twin interests in the Jewish milieu of early Christianity and the history of New Testament scholarship, I have been engaged for some time in studying the endlessly fascinating tradition of 19th century German New Testament scholarship and its effects. I am now turning my attention to the Epistle of Barnabas, a curious but fascinating text from the seco nd century with a striking posture of appropriation of the Jewish Scriptures. All of this research reflects my broad interest in New Testament and Early Christian studies, but also my attempt to grapple seriously, in cross-disciplinary investigations, with Second Temple Judaism, the formation of self-consciously Christian appropriations of the Old Testament, and the history of New Testament study, including the theological reception of the New Testament as Scripture. More distant glimmers on the horizon include something on the reception of the Wisdom of Solomon.
I am always happy to enter into correspondence with prospective graduate students.

Recent Publications

Edited with Christof Landmesser and Martin Bauspieß. 2014. Ferdinand Christian Baur und die Geschichte des frühen Christentums. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 333. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 
Edited with Markus Bockmuehl. 2013. Graham Stanton, Studies in Matthew and Early Christianity. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 309. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
2010. Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II/284. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. Reprinted: Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.
Book Chapters:
2017. Edited with Ruth Sheridan and Charles Stang. Law and Lawlessness in Early Judaism and Christianity. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
2012. “Genesis in Paul," in Genesis in the New Testament. The New Testament and the Scriptures of Israel. Edited by S. Moyise and M. Menken. pp. 99-116. London: T&T Clark.
2012. “F. C. Baur’s Place in the Study of Jewish Christianity," Rediscovery of Jewish Christianity: From Toland to Baur, edited by F. Stanley Jones, pp. 137-66. History of Biblical Studies. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature.
2011. “Learning Scripture in the School of Paul: From Ephesians to Justin,” The Early Reception of Paul and His Letters, edited by K. Liljeström, pp. 148-170. Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society 99. Helsinki: The Finnish Exegetical Society. 
Journal Articles:

“Mirror-Reading a Pseudepigraphal Letter.” Novum Testamentum (forthcoming)

“Josephus and the Signifying Body” Journal of Ancient Judaism (forthcoming)

2015. “ἐφφαθα (Mark 7,34): An Apocalyptic Trope?” Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 91/4 (2015): 683–687.

2015. “The Paratextual Invention of the Term ‘Apostolic Fathers’.” Journal of Theological Studies 66: 139–48. 
2015. “The Macbride Sermon: Reading Scripture in the Messianic Community.” Expository Times 126: 296–300. 
2014. “Philo’s Library.” Studia Philonica Annual 26: 99–114.
2013. “Aeschylus in Philo, Anim. 47 and QE 2.6.” Studia Philonica Annual 25: 65-68.
2013. “A Preliminary Index to Philo’s Non-Biblical Citations and Allusions.” Studia Philonica Annual 25: 139-68.
2013. “Ferdinand Christian Baur and Biblical Theology.” Annali di Storia dell’Esegesi 30/1: 85-98. Reprinted in an updated form in a volume on biblical theology edited by M. Elliott and C. Walsh, with Wipf & Stock (in press).
2013. “Philo and the Physiognomic Tradition.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 44.1: 57-86.
2011. “Philo on Phinehas and the Levites: Observing an Exegetical Connection.” Bulletin of Biblical Research 21: 43-49.
2010. “Thecla’s Auto-Immersion (APTh 4.2-14 [3.27-39]): A Baptism for the Dead?” Apocrypha  21: 203-13 [appeared in 2011].


Office: 238 Malloy Hall
Email: dlincicu@nd.edu