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About James W. Barker

James Barker is Associate Professor of New Testament, and he researches the production and reception of the Gospels. He earned his PhD in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt in 2011, and in 2014 he received the Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Studies. His first book was John's Use of Matthew (Fortress Press, 2015; repr. Wipf and Stock, forthcoming), and his second book is Tatian's Diatessaron: Composition, Redaction, Recension, and Reception, Oxford Early Christian Studies (Oxford University Press, 2021). His current book project is John and the Synoptics: Writing and Rewriting the Gospel (Eerdmans, under contract).

Positions

August 2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University Department of Philosophy & Religion
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Honors and Awards

  • Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Studies (2014)
  • SBL Regional Scholar Awards (2014-2015)

Courses

  • Koine Greek
  • Judaism
  • Jesus in Film
  • Christians, Jews, and Pagans
  • The Making of the Bible
  • New Testament

Education

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2011 PhD, Vanderbilt University ‐ New Testament & Early Christianity
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2004 MTS, Vanderbilt Divinity School ‐ Biblical Studies
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1999 BA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville ‐ History; Religious Studies
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