Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Professor David Sim, FAHA

Professor David Sim, FAHA

Biblical and Early Christian Studies

david.sim@acu.edu.au

BA (Hons), MA (La Trobe), PhD (Lond.)

Professor David Sim was born in Melbourne and studied Religious Studies at La Trobe University, gaining a BA (Hons) in 1980 and an MA in 1985. After being awarded a British Council Commonwealth Scholarship, he undertook doctoral studies at King’s College, London, under the supervision of Professor Graham Stanton, completing the degree in 1993.

He is the author of three books, the editor of five books, and has written over seventy articles and book chapters. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Pretoria (1999) and Cambridge University (2003), and lectured widely in the UK and Europe.

In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.

Key publications

‘The Gospel of Matthew and Galilee: An Evaluation of an Emerging Hypothesis’, Zeitschrift für di neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 107 (2016): 141-69.

‘Jews, Gentiles and Ethnic Identity in the Gospel of Matthew’, in Christians Shaping Identity from the Roman Empire to Byzantium, edited by G.D. Dunn and W. Mayer, 25-47. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

and O. Wischmeyer and I.J Elmer, eds. Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part I. Two Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 198. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014.

‘The Family of Jesus and the Disciples of Jesus in Paul and Mark: Taking Sides in the Early Church’s Factional Dispute’, in Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part I. Two Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity, edited by O. Wischmeyer, D.C. Sim and I.J Elmer, 73-99. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 198. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014.

‘Is Matthew 28:16-20 the Summary of the Gospel?’, Hervormde Teologiese Studies 70 (2014): 1-7.

‘The Reception of Paul and Mark in the Gospel of Matthew’, in Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part I. Two Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity, edited by O. Wischmeyer, D.C Sim, and I.J Elmer, 589-615. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 198. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014.

and J.S McLaren, eds. Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Library of New Testament Studies 499. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013.

‘Attitudes to the Gentiles in the Gospel of Matthew’, in Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, edited by D.C. Sim and J.S. McLaren, 173-90. Library of New Testament Studies 499. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013.

‘Conflict in the Canon: The Pauline Literature and the Gospel of Matthew’, in Religious Conflict from Early Christianity to the Rise of Early Islam, edited by W. Mayer and B. Neil, 71-86. Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte 121. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013.

‘Gentiles, God-Fearers and Proselytes’, in Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, edited by D.C. Sim and J.S. McLaren 9-27. Library of New Testament Studies 499. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2013.

and P. Allen, eds., Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Essays from the Centre for Early Christian Studies. Library of New Testament Studies 445. London: Continuum [now Bloomsbury T & T Clark], 2012.

‘Coping with the Present by Inventing the Future: Jewish Apocalyptic Texts as Crisis Management Literature’, in Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Essays from the Centre for Early Christian Studies, edited by D.C. Sim and P. Allen, 29-45. Library of New Testament Studies 445. London: Continuum [now Bloomsbury T & T Clark], 2012.

‘Fighting on All Fronts: Crisis Management in the Gospel of Matthew’, in Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Essays from the Centre for Early Christian Studies, edited by D.C. Sim and P. Allen (eds), 62-78. Library of New Testament Studies 445. London: Continuum [now Bloomsbury T & T Clark], 2012.

 

‘Matthew’s Use of Mark: Did Matthew Intend to Supplement or to Replace his Primary Source?’ New Testament Studies 57 (2011), 176-192.

‘Polemical Strategies in the Gospel of Matthew’, in Polemik in der friJhchristlichen Literatur: Texte und Kontexte, edited by O. Wischmeyer and L. Scornaienchi, 491-515. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fUr die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 170. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.

‘Matthew and the Synoptic Problem’, in New Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008, edited by P. Foster, A. Gregory, J. Kloppenborg, and J. Verheyden, 187-208. Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett. Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 239. Leuven: Peeters, 2011.

‘Matthew: The Current State of Research’, in Mark and Matthew: Texts and Contexts, edited by E.-M. Becker and A. Runesson, 33-51. Volume I, Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.

‘Does the Gospel of Matthew Presuppose a Canon of Scriptures?’ in Religiose und literorische Kanonisierungs – und Dekanonisierungsprozesse als hermeneutisches Problem, edited by E.-M. Becker and S. Scholz, 409-428. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2011.