Thomas H. Tobin, SJ

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Thomas H. Tobin, SJ, is a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and a Full Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Loyola University of Chicago. He has a LittB (Classical Languages and English Literature, 1967) from Xavier University in Cincinnati; a MA (Theology, 1973) from Loyola University of Chicago; and a PhD (New Testament and Christian Origins, 1980) from Harvard University. He also studied rabbinic literature for a year (1976-77) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been teaching at Loyola University of Chicago since 1980. He is the author of four books: The Creation of Man: Philo and the History of Interpretation; Timaios of Locri, On the Nature of the World and the Soul; The Spirituality of Paul, and Rhetoric in Context: The Argument of Paul's Letter to the Romans. With Harold Attridge and John J. Collins, he is the editor of a fourth book: Of Scribes and Scrolls: Essays in Honor of the Sixtieth Birthday of John Strugnell. He is presently working on a two-volume commentary on three treatises of the Jewish biblical interpreter Philo of Alexandria. He has also written a number of scholarly articles in the areas of the New Testament (especially on Paul and the Gospel of John) and of Hellenistic Judaism. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, the Journal of Biblical Literature, and New Testament Studies. At present he a member of the editorial boards of The Studia Philonica Annual, The Studia Philonica Monograph Series, and the new Commentary Series on Philo of Alexandria.

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