Monday, August 21, 2017



I am honored to learn that I have been elected a member of the prestigious Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS) this year. Many thanks to Professors James A. Sanders and Dale C. Allison, Jr. for the nomination!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins

My new book - Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins - will be published by Baylor University Press. This is my most recent work on Christian origins focusing on the relationship between the Essenes and the historical Jesus.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jesus and the Temple - JTS Review

"Joseph argues an intriguing and innovative thesis . . . Joseph's thesis is cogently argued throughout . . . Joseph has performed a helpful service to scholarship in making this innovative and thoughtful proposal. Many will benefit from critically engaging with this volume."

David W. Chapman, Journal of Theological Studies

Friday, August 4, 2017

Jesus and the Temple - JSNT Review

“Joseph demonstrates a remarkable knowledge of the scholarly material, and the erudition on display means that his study will undoubtedly serve as a core resource for all subsequent work on sacrificial imagery in the NT.”

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Jesus and the Temple - JETS Review

"There is much to be commended in this book. Jesus and the Temple is a very readable and well-researched investigation into the circumstances of Jesus's death. The argument is easy to follow, and Joseph's analysis of both the primary and secondary literature is salutary. Even better, Joseph produces a consistent argument . . . an engaging read and one full of tantalizing possibilities. Joseph's arguments deserve to be taken seriously by anyone interested in the study of the historical Jesus and the question of why he died."