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Author: Hugo Mendez

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Syllabus: “The Gospel of John and its Earliest Readers” (UNC Chapel Hill)

For a taste of my recent teaching (advanced undergraduate), see the syllabus for my John seminar, posted at my academia.edu page. Abstract: This course traces the evolution of John—both as a written text and as an object of interpretation—to illuminate the shifting interests and anxieties of Christians living in the 1st–3rd centuries CE. Our study […]

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New Publication: “‘He Spoke… Forever’: A Hebrew Idiom in Luke 1,55”

My latest article with Biblica is posted online. Abstract: “This article isolates three parallels to the expression, “he spoke… forever” (Luke 1,55) in translations of the Psalms of Solomon and Jubilees. These parallels suggest that Luke 1,55 calques a Hebrew idiom for oath-swearing, likely known to Luke from Greek translations in his sources. Read in light […]

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Syllabus: “Jesus” (UNC-Chapel Hill)

Enjoy the syllabus (with activities and prompt questions) for my course on the historical Jesus, now posted at my  academia.edu page.

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