Thursday, August 29, 2019

Jesus, the Essenes and Christian Origins - JSNT Review






“The author is a lucid and expert guide through debated issues, having written extensively already in the area . . . the book as a whole is judicious, clearly argued and well documented.”

David Wenham, Journal for the Study of the New Testament

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"The Secret Pipe" in History of Religions





"The Secret Pipe: Protecting the Ptehíŋčala Čhaŋŋúŋpa of the Lakota Sioux" - my new article in History of Religions - explores the role of the Sacred Pipe in Lakota history, culture, and religion as well as current efforts to continue "protecting" the Pipe in the face of the ongoing exploitation of Native religion in contemporary Western culture.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins - RBL Review



Mary J. Marshall reviews Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins in RBL: "This important volume is Joseph's fourth major study in his extensive research on the relationship of early Judaism and nascent Christianity ... Joseph's work is extremely well researched and comprehensively referenced ... His strategy of comparing Jesus's halakah with that of the Essenes is highly successful, with his tightly argued analysis not only elucidating the relevant texts but also clarifying much about the Jesus of history, the Essenes, and early Christianity."