Benjamin E. Reynolds

Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Theology

Associate Professor of New Testament

Areas of Interest

Jesus and the Gospels, Gospel of John, Jewish Apocalypses, Apocalyptic literature, Jewish Messianism in Second Temple Judaism, the Old Testament in the New Testament, Son of Man, Christology, Revelation, 1-3 John, 1-2 Peter and Jude.

14th Century MacMillan Cross Kilmory Chapel, Kilmory, Scotland



Reviews of Monograph:

Edited Volumes

Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament: Essays by Theologians and New Testament Scholars. Edited with Brian Lugioyo and Kevin J. Vanhoozer (WUNT II; Tübingen: Mohr Seibeck, forthcoming).

Articles (Peer-Reviewed)

Essays in Edited Volumes

  • "The Johannine Son of Man and the Historical Jesus: Shall Ever the Twain Meet? John 9:35 as a Test Case", in Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just, S.J., and Tom Thatcher (eds), John, Jesus, and History, Volume 3: Glimpses of Jesus Through the Johannine Lens (SBL, forthcoming).
  • "The Gospel of John and the Jewish Apocalypses: Rethinking the Genre of John's Gospel", in Christopher Rowland and Catrin H. Williams (eds), John's Gospel and Intimations of Apocalyptic (London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2013).
  • "The Otherworldly Mediators in 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: A Comparison with Angelic Mediators in Ascent Apocalypses and in Daniel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah," in Matthias Henze and Gabrielle Boccaccini (eds), Fourth Ezra and Second Baruch: Reconstruction after the Fall. Papers from the Sixth Enoch Seminar, Milan, Italy, June 26-30, 2011. (Leiden: Brill, 2013), 175-193.
  • "The Enochic Son of Man and the Apocalyptic Background of the Son of Man Sayings in the Gospel of John", in Darrell Bock and James Charlesworth (eds), Parables of Enoch: A Paradigm Shift (Jewish and Christian Texts 11; London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2013), 294-314.
  • "The Use of the Son of Man Idiom in John", in Larry W. Hurtado and Paul L. Owen (eds), 'Who is This Son of Man?' The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus (LNTS 390; London: Continuum/T&T Clark, 2011), 101-129.

Articles in Reference Works

Conference Papers


  • Portier-Young, Anathea. Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011). Review of Biblical Literature, March 16, 2012.
  • Daly, Robert J. (ed.), Apocalyptic Thought in Early Christianity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009). The Journal of Ecclesiastical Studies 61.3 (2010) 574–75.
  • Thatcher, Tom. Greater than Caesar: Christology and Empire in the Fourth Gospel (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009). Review of Biblical Literature, Jan 19, 2010.
  • Lierman, John (ed.). Challenging Perspectives on the Gospel of John (WUNT II.219; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006). In the European Journal of Theology 17.1 (2008) 83-85.
  • Barnett, Paul. The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years (Eerdmans, 2005). In the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 24.2 (2006) 232-33.
  • Dines, Jennifer. The Septuagint (T&T Clark, 2004). Themelios 31.2 (2006) 78-79.
  • Pattemore, Stephen. The People of God in the Apocalypse: Discourse, Structure and Exegesis (SNTS.MS 128; Cambridge, 2004). Themelios 31.2 (2006) 93-94.

Courses 2013-14

  • Readings in New Testament Greek (GREE 301, 302)
  • Hermeneutics (BSTH 201; Fall & Winter)
  • Second Temple Judaism (BSTH 345; Fall)
  • Biblical Theological Themes: New Testament and Jewish Apocalypses (BSTH 440; Winter)
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Previous Courses

  • New Testament Scriptures (RLGS 102)
  • Matthew (RLGS 341)
  • Luke (RLGS 339)
  • Johannine Epistles (RLGS 337; NEWT 635)
  • Elementary New Testament Greek (GREE 201, 202)
  • Readings in New Testament Greek (GREE 301, 302)
  • Jesus and the Synoptic Tradition (RLGS 330)
  • Jesus as the Son of Man (RLGS 450; Directed Study)
  • Biblical Theological Themes: Jesus the Messiah: Jewish Messianism and NT Christology (RLGS 444)
  • Biblical Theological Themes: The Use of Isaiah in the NT (RLGS 447)
  • Biblical Theological Themes: NT and Jewish Apocalypses (RLGS 447)
  • Greek Language I & II (University of Aberdeen, DR1023, DR1524)
  • New Testament Texts in Greek 2: Epistles [1 Peter] (University of Aberdeen, DR4046)
  • Gospel of John (University of Aberdeen, DR 2022; Ashland Theological Seminary, NT 604/704)
  • Introduction to Religious Studies (Lourdes College, THS 101B)


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