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John J. Pilch

John J. Pilch taught at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Among his numerous publications are The Cultural World of Jesus: Sunday by Sunday (1995–97), The Cultural Dictionary of the Bible (1999), and Healing in the New Testament (2000). Malina and Pilch co-authored the Social Science Commentary on the Book of Acts (2008) and the Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul (2005), both from Fortress Press.

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Often, readers and commentators read the Proverbs as “timeless” observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places. This blunts their cultural ...

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March 1, 2016

Often, readers and commentators read the Proverbs as “timeless” observations and recommendations regarding human nature, valid for all cultures and places. This blunts their cultural ...

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November 1, 2013

This volume highlights the transformation of the memory of Paul in early Christianity as reflecting the concerns and interest of communities after Paul's death.

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February 27, 2008

Like earlier volumes in the Social Science Commentary series, this volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first century Mediterranean...

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January 11, 2006

This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the...

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July 25, 2000

The author of Revelation presents himself as John, the astral seer, who professes faith in the Resurrected Jesus and who belonged to the house of Israel....

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January 18, 2000
How are we to read and understand stories of Jesus healing the lame, deaf, blind, and those with a variety of other maladies? Pilch takes us beyond the...