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M.J.J. (Maarten) Menken




TIAS Business School

 

Expertise

  • Use of the Old Testament in Early Christianity
  • Gospel and Epistles of John
  • Christology of the New Testament

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Publications

Principal publications
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1993) John 6,51c-58: Eucharist or Christology?, Biblica, 74, 1-26; repr. in: R.A. Culpepper (ed.), Critical Readings of John 6 (Biblical Interpretation Series, 22), Leiden: Brill, 1997, 183-204.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1994) 2 Thessalonians (New Testament Readings), London: Routledge, vii + 171 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1996) Old Testament Quotations in the Fourth Gospel: Studies in Textual Form (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology, 15), Kampen: Kok Pharos, 255 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (2004) Matthew's Bible: The Old Testament Text of the Evangelist (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 173), Leuven: Leuven University Press - Peeters, xii + 336 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (2010) 1, 2 en 3 Johannes: Een praktische bijbelverklaring (Tekst en toelichting), Kampen: Kok, 144 pp.

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Education

  • Ph.D. in theology, University of Amsterdam, May 3rd,á1985; title of thesis:á Numerical Literary Techniques in John. The Fourth Evangelist's Use of Numbers of Wordsáand Syllables (Supplements to Novum Testamentum 55; Leiden: Brill, 1985); supervisor: prof. dr. J. Smit Sibinga
  • study at theáPontificio Istituto Biblico, Rome, 1974-1975
  • M.A. in theology, Katholieke Theologische Hogeschool Amsterdamáand Universiteit van Amsterdam, October 27th,á1972

Career

  • professor of New Testament exegesis, Tilburg University, 2006-today
  • professor of New Testament exegesis, Catholic Theological University, Utrecht, 1993-2006
  • professor of New Testament exegesis, University ofáTheologyáand Pastoral Care, Heerlen,áand Catholic University Nijmegen, 1989-1993
  • lecturer in New Testament exegesis, University ofáTheologyáand Pastoral Care, Heerlen, 1977-1988
  • teacher religious studies in secondary education, 1972-1974áand 1975-1977

Publications

Principal publications
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1993) John 6,51c-58: Eucharist or Christology?, Biblica, 74, 1-26; repr. in: R.A. Culpepper (ed.), Critical Readings of John 6 (Biblical Interpretation Series, 22), Leiden: Brill, 1997, 183-204.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1994) 2 Thessalonians (New Testament Readings), London: Routledge, vii + 171 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (1996) Old Testament Quotations in the Fourth Gospel: Studies in Textual Form (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology, 15), Kampen: Kok Pharos, 255 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (2004) Matthew's Bible: The Old Testament Text of the Evangelist (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium, 173), Leuven: Leuven University Press - Peeters, xii + 336 pp.
  • Menken, M.J.J. (2010) 1, 2 en 3 Johannes: Een praktische bijbelverklaring (Tekst en toelichting), Kampen: Kok, 144 pp.

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Projects

Use of the Old Testament in Early Christianity

The object of my research is the use of the Old Testament in the Gospel (and to a certain extent the First Epistle as well) of John and especially in the Epistle of Barnabas. Both John and Barnabas are documents in which Israels Holy Scriptures are read in a Jewish way but receive an anti-Jewish interpretation. How does scriptural interpretation help the Johannine Christians and the group from which the Epistle of Barnabas came, to position themselvesávis-a-vis non-Christian Jews and others that do not belong to their own group? The project will continue until the end of 2012, for 0.4 fte.

 

Teaching


M.J.J. (Maarten) Menken teaches the following subjects:

Other activities

Memberships

1978-today:ámember of theáStudiosorum Novi Testamenti Conventus

1978-today:ámember of theáBijbels Werkgenootschap Sint HiŰronymus

1989-today:ámember of theáSociety for New Testament Studies

1997-today:ámember ofáTeyler'sáTheological Societyá(at present chairman)

2000-today:ámember of theáSociety of Biblical Literature

2001-today: Research Associate of the Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria

2008-today: Honorary Member of the New Testament Society of South Africa

Editorial Boards

1989-today:ámember of theáEditorial Board of Novum Testamentum, An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies

1989-today: member of the Editorial Board of the Supplements to Novum Testamentum

1989-1996: Editorial Secretary of Novum Testamentum

1998-today: member of the International Advisory Board of Neotestamentica, Journal of the New Testament Society of South Africa

2004-2006: member of the Editorial Board of New Testament Studies

Contact details
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PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Email m.j.j.menken@tilburguniversity.edu

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