Rev. John A. O'Brien Associate Professor of Theology
Primary Field of Study: Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity
Ph.D. Duke University
Research and Training Interests
Synoptic Gospels, the Letters of Paul, Reception of New Testament Texts in Antiquity
“Prison, Penance, or Purgatory: The Interpretation of Matthew 5.25-26 and Parallels,” New Testament Studies 64 (2018): 162-77.
“Damned Disciples: The Permeability of the Boundary between Insiders and Outsiders in Matthew and Paul,” in Perceiving the Other in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Michal Bar Asher Siegal et al. (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017), 33-47.
“Justice Endures Forever: Paul’s Grammar of Generosity,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 5 (2015): 169-87.
“Storing up Treasure with God in the Heavens: Celestial Investments in Matthew 6:1-21,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76 (2014): 77-92.
Wages of Cross-Bearing and Debt of Sin: The Economy of Heaven in Matthew’s Gospel. BZNW 196. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2013.
Nathan Eubank's research centers on the Synoptic Gospels and Paul, as well as ancient biblical interpretation. He is currently working on merit in early Christianity and its role in the construction of Christian origins.