Lynn Cohick, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament
On Faculty since 2000

Office: BGC 515
Phone: (630)752-5256
Email:

Education

Ph.D. in NT/Christian Origins from University of Pennsylvania, 1996

About Lynn Cohick

I enjoy studying the Apostle Paul and his epistles within their larger Jewish and Greco-Roman environments. I am interested in how Jews and Christians lived out their faith in the Roman Empire, as well as how Jews and Christians today can better appreciate and understand each other. I study women in the ancient world, and explore the impact of feminist thought on New Testament studies. I had the privilege of teaching overseas at the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya, for three years (1998-2000). When I’m not teaching or writing, I enjoy reading mysteries and jogging with my husband, Jim.

Courses Taught

  • BITH 213 NT Literature and Interpretation
  • BITH 325 Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics
  • BITH 352 Paul of Tarsus
  • BITH 353 New Testament in the Mediterranean World
  • BITH 354 Women in the New Testament
  • BITH 356 First Corinthians
  • BITH 357 Women in Early Christianity
  • BITH 365 Prison Epistles
  • BITH 469 Second Corinthians
  • BITH 552 Jewish Background to the New Testament
  • GEND 494 Gender Studies Capstone

Membership in Professional Societies

  • North American Patristics Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Institute for Biblical Research

Research

Research interests include Pauline Studies, Jewish / Christian Relations in the Roman Period, Christian Ethics, and Women in Jewish and Christian Traditions.

Publications

Books

Philippians in The Story of God Bible Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2013.

Ephesians in the New Covenant Commentary. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.

Cohick, Lynn H., Gary M. Burge, and Gene L. Green. The New Testament in Antiquity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources. Brown Judaic Studies, 327. Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 2000.

Chapters/Articles

“Colossians” in Baker Evangelical One Volume Commentary on the Bible (Revised) (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming).

“Mothers, Martyrs, and Manly Courage: The Female Martyr in 2 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, and the Acts of Paul and Thecla” pages xxx-xxx in A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard Kraemer. Edited by N. DesRosiers and Shira L. Lander (Providence: Brown University Press, forthcoming)

“Ephesians, the New Perspective, and the Christian Life,” pages xxx-xxx in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.

“Intertextuality in Melito of Sardis,” pages xxx-xxx in Intertextuality in the Second Century. Edited by Jeffrey Bingham and Clayton Jefford. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

“Women, Children, and Families in the Roman World” pages 179-88 in The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts. Edited by Joel B. Green and Lee Martin McDonald. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2013.

“Paul’s Letter to the Philippians,” pages 166-82 in Jesus is Lord: Not Caesar: Evaluating Empire Studies Today. Edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2013.

“Tyranny, Authority, Service: Leadership and Headship in the New Testament,” Ex Auditu 28 (2012): 74-90.

“Jews and Christians” in The Routledge Companion to Early Christian Thought (NY: Routledge, 2010).

“Jesus, King of the Jews” pgs. 111-132 in Who Do My Opponents Say that I Am? edited by Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica. London: T & T Clark, 2008.

“Why Women followed Jesus: A Discussion of Female Piety,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 25.2 (2007): 172-193.

“News from the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Washington, DC, USA, November 17-21 (a) Early Jewish Christian Relations Section” Henoch 29,2 (2007): 414-416.

“Met with Dancing: The Changing Faces of African Christian Women,” Priscilla Papers 21.3 (2007): 16-24.

“Virginity Unveiled: Tertullian’s Veiling of Virgins and Historical Women in the First Three Centuries A.D.,” Andrews University Seminary Studies, 45.1 (2007):19-34.

“Prophecy, Women Leadership and the Body of Christ,” pgs. 81-97 in Women, Ministry and the Gospel, Exploring New Paradigms, edited by Mark A. Husbands and Timothy T. Larsen. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007.

“Romans,” pgs. 628-645 in InterVarsity Press Women’s Bible Commentary, ed. by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary Evans. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

“NT Use of OT Scripture Quotations Concerning Women,” pgs. 514-517 in InterVarsity Press Women’s Bible Commentary, ed. by Catherine Clark Kroeger and Mary Evans. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002.

The Peri Pascha Attributed to Melito of Sardis: Setting, Purpose and Sources. Brown Judaic Studies, 327. Providence, RI: Brown University Press, 2000.

“Citizenship and Empire: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians and Eric Liddell’s Work in China,” Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 1.2 (2012): 137-52"Melito's Peri Pascha, its Relationship to Judaism and Sardis in Recent Scholarly Discussion," pgs. 123-140 in Evolution of the Synagogue, co-edited by Howard Clark Kee and Lynn H. Cohick, Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1999.

“Melito of Sardis’s Peri Pascha and Its ‘ Israel’,” HTR 91:4 (1998): 351-72.

Reviews

Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament by Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007) in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 19.1 (2009): 142-43.

From the Lost Teachings of Polycarp, by Charles E. Hill (Tubingen: Möhr Siebeck, 2006) in Bulletin for Biblical Research 18.2 (2008): 359-60.

Constantine’s Bible: Politics and the Making of the New Testament by David L. Dungan ( Minn., MN: Fortress Press, 2007) in Journal of Church and State, 49.1 (Winter 2007):141-43.

Junia the First Woman Apostle, by Eldon Jay Epp. Themelios 32.1 (2006):68-9.

Dictionary Articles

“Headship” in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming).

“Roman Citizenship” and “The City of Rome” in The Baker Handbook to the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, forthcoming).

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