Thursday, January 16, 2014
Pericope Adulterae Book in Paperback—Chris Keith
I've just heard that Brill Academic Press has now published a paperback edition of my The Pericope Adulterae, the Gospel of John, and the Literacy of Jesus. It's availabe here. In this study, I argue that the insertion of the story of the woman caught in adultery, typically printed in English Bibles at John 7:53 - 8:11, was inserted quite purposefully into John's Gospel in the second or third century by an interpolator who was paying attention to the narrative context of John's Gospel. I was honored when the study won a 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. The hardback version was really expensive, though, so I'm glad to see that it will now be available in paperback. It's still not particularly cheap at $49, but it's significantly less than the hardback. I'm going to see if Brill will let us give away a copy here on the blog. I loved working with Brill and their team (especially Loes Schouten and Mattie Kuiper, as well as the series editors, Bart Ehrman and Eldon Epp), and am very glad that they've now started issuing some of their hardback monographs in paperback.