My Books

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The Letter to the Galatians (New International Commentary on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018)

Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance (2nd edition; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2018)

Day of Atonement: A Novel of the Maccabean Revolt (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2015)

Galatians: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2014)

Unholy Allegiances: Heeding Revelation’s Warning (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2013).

Apocrypha (Immersion Bible Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2013).

The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Jude, in James and Jude, with John Painter (Paideia Commentaries; Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012).

The Apocrypha (Core Biblical Studies; Nashville: Abingdon, 2012).

The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective (Cascade Companions; Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012).

Global Readings: A Sri Lankan Commentary on the Letter to the Galatians (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011; Kohuwala, Sri Lanka: CTS Publishing, 2015).

Seeing Things John’s Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009).

The Sacramental Life: Spiritual Formation through the Book of Common Prayer (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2008).

Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Revised Edition) (Studia Biblica 21; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008).

4 Maccabees: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text of Codex Sinaiticus (LXX Commentary Series; Leiden: Brill, 2006).

An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2004).

Afterlife: Finding Hope in the Face of Death (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2003).

Introducing the Apocrypha: Message, Context, and Significance (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2002).

New Testament Themes (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2001).

Praying with John Wesley (Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 2001).

Paul and the Macedonians (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2001).

Honor, Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000).

Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000).

The Hope of Glory: Honor Discourse and the New Testament (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1999; repr. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009).

4 Maccabees (Guides to the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha; Sheffield: SAP, 1998).



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