OT in NT
Four years after the publication of my dissertation, it has finally been reviewed on the Review of Biblical Literature site. The review is by Paul Sanders of the Protestantse Theologische Universiteit, in Utrecht (Netherlands).
One frustrating thing with a review coming out so long after your publication (most of my revised dissertation was finished in the fall of 2006) is that it drags you back to a bygone stage of your research. Hopefully you have progressed since then.
Many students enrolled in a Ph.D. program hope to have their dissertation published at some point. I have been asked several times how I got mine published by de Gruyter. It was actually much more straightforward than I had imagined. No arm twisting or bribery or any unbecoming behavior. It all started in 2006. Here is how it happened.
The use of the Old Testament in Romans has been a fertile ground of investigation for decades, and rightly so since there are about sixty OT “quotations” in Romans. The number varies according to how you define a “quotation” and a few others technical arguments better left out of this post.
Westcott-Hort 1881: Quotation in Rom 2.6 in capitals
The debate is ancient as to whether here and there Paul refers or alludes to some OT passages or not. I have already mentioned the use of Ps 97 in Rom 1.17 as an example.
To the writing of commentaries there is not end.
There are so many commentaries on almost any book of the Bible today that one might as well give up trying to keep up with the field. It gets even worse if you pay more than lip service to working in several languages. For example, not counting commentaries in English, three pretty hefty commentaries came out recently on Luke: Bovon’s last volume of his four volume commentary; Michael Wolter’s volume published by Mohr-Siebeck; Heins Klein’s commentary published by Vandenhoeck, to name only these three.
“Parole en marche : La Parole de Dieu hors des murs de l'Église,” Revue Réformée, lxiii/2–3 (2012): 71–82
“L’évangélisation dans le discours et la pratique des évangéliques francophones : une mise en perspective,” Perspectives Missionnaires 62, (2011/2): 42–48
The complete reference of the book is Erwin Ochsenmeier, Mal, souffrance et justice de Dieu selon Romains 1-3 : Étude exégétique et théologique , Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche 155, de Gruyter: New-York, Berlin, 2007, 23 x 15,5 cm. XII, 392 pages. Relié. ISBN 978-3-11-019696-2.
The book is a revised version of my Ph. D. dissertation presented in March 2007 at the Faculté Libre de Théologie Évangélique de Vaux-sur-Seine (France).