Abraham Smith

Professor of New Testament






Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., Interdenominational Theological Center; B.A., University of Alabama

Teaching Specialties

Gospel of Luke, Gospel of Mark, 1 Thessalonians

Research Interests

African American biblical hermeneutics, cultural studies

Selected Publications

:: Black/Africana Studies and Black/Africana Biblical Studies (Brill, 2020)

:: Mark: An Introduction and Study Guide (Shaping the Life and Legacy of Jesus). Second Edition. T&T Clark Study Guides to the New Testament. (Bloomsbury, 2017)

:: New Interpreter's Study Bible. Eds. Walter Harrelson, Phyliss Trible, James Vanderkam, Donald Senior and Abraham Smith. (Abingdon Press, 2003)

:: Commentaries and Reflections on First and Second Thessalonians. The New Interpreter's Bible Commentary (Abingdon Press, 2000)

:: Slavery, Text and Interpretation: Semeia. Eds. Allen Dwight Callahan, Richard Horsley and Abraham Smith 83-84 (1998)

:: Comfort One Another: Reconstructing the Rhetoric and Audience of 1 Thessalonians. (Westminster John Knox, 1995)

:: Numerous articles on the Gospel of Luke, the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Acts, African American biblical hermeneutics, and Cultural Studies

:: Presently finishing a major work on African American biblical hermeneutics (Routledge Press)

Professional Distinctions

A New Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Annotated Study Bible; ordained minister, National Baptist Church, USA, Inc.

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